Cushwa/Saint Mary's/Medieval Institute: "Diversity and Dignity Across Time and Place," The Twelfth Triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious

Location: TBA

Throughout their histories, women religious have celebrated and struggled with many aspects related to diversity in their personal lives, congregational histories, and ministries. At the same time, their work has often focused on upholding the “dignity of the human person,” particularly the dignity of women. This conference seeks to explore aspects of diversity and dignity within the history of women’s religious congregations around the world. How did congregations (and individual sisters and nuns) respond to internal issues of diversity and dignity? And how did they seek to encourage diversity and dignity through their many ministries?

Conference Location 

Cosponsored by the Cushwa CenterSaint Mary's College, and Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute, the conference is being held at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. The campus is located about five miles from the South Bend International Airport, which also offers train and shuttle connections to Chicago. Details concerning registration and accommodation will be posted in early 2022.

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The Program Committee

Katie Bugyis
Carol Coburn
Heidi MacDonald
Margaret McGuinness
Donna Maria Moses, O.P.
Jacqueline Willy Romero