Meeting Program: 2011 ACHA Meeting, Boston

ACHA 2011 Annual Meeting in Boston

Thursday, January 6

3:00 P.M. – Hynes Convention Center, Room 202

Women of Independent Means? The Construction of Spiritual Life Stories in Late
Medieval and Early Modern European Society

Chair: Sarah Ross, Boston College

Papers:

  • Joan of Arc: Neither Prophet Nor Puppet
    Larissa Taylor, Colby College
  • The Devil and the Saint: The Case of Teresa of Jesus
    Elizabeth Rhodes, Boston College
  • “In the End, God Helped Me Defeat Myself”: The Spiritual Life of Camilla
    Battista da Varano
    William V. Hudon, Bloomsburg University

Comment: Jodi Bilinkoff, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


3:30 P.M.–5:00 P.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Nantucket Room

Meeting of the Executive Council


Friday, January 7

9:30 A.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Hyannis Room

Roman Catholic Modernism and the Role of Leonce de Grandmaison

Chair: Janice Farnham, Boston College

Papers:

  • A Courageous Manifesto: The French Jesuit Response to Integrisme
    Peter Bernardi, Loyola University Chicago
  • Reading the Signs of the Times: Leonce de Grandmaison’s Anticipation of
    the Modernist Crisis
  • I. Michael Bellefiore, University of Scranton
  • Comment: Harvey Hill, Berry College


9:30 A. M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Orleans Room

The Changing Tides of Twentieth-Century Shanghai Catholicism

Chair: Angelyn Dries, Saint Louis University

Papers:

  • French Jesuit Priests and Chinese Jesuit Brothers: Painting a Picture of Ministry
    at the Shanghai Tushanwan Orphanage
    Jeremy Clarke, Boston College
  • Culture Shock or Comfort from the Voyage: The First Glimpse of American
    Catholic Missionaries to Shanghai in the 1920s
    Robert E. Carbonneau, Passionist Historical Archive
  • An Army Set in Battle Array: The 1951 Attack on the Shanghai Legion of Mary
    Paul Mariani, Santa Clara University

Comment: The Audience


2:30 P.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Yarmouth Room

American Catholic History: The State of the Conversation

Convener: Steven M. Avella, Marquette University

Discussant: Leslie Woodcock Tentler, Catholic University of America


2:30 P.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Falmouth Room

German Catholics Negotiate National Socialism: Three Case Studies

Chair: Beth Griech-Polelle, Bowling Green State University

Papers:

  • Catholic Clergy and Jews under National Socialism
    Kevin Spicer, Stonehill College
  • Negotiating “Volksgemeinschaft”: Roman Catholics and the National
    Socialist State
    Ulrike Ehret, University of Erlangen
  • Walter Adolph and the Commemoration of Catholic Martyrs of National
    Socialism
    Mark Edward Ruff, Saint Louis University

Comment: James Bernauer, Boston College


5:00 P.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Berkeley Room

Business Meeting


Saturday, January 8

9:00 A.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Falmouth Room

Cultural Conflicts, Cultural Change: Catholic Higher Education in Twentieth-Century America

Chair: David O’Brien, University of Dayton

Papers:

  • Surviving a Hostile Time: Catholic Higher Education and the Second Ku Klux
    Klan in the 1920s
    William Vance Trollinger, Jr., University of Dayton
  • Advancing Christian Culture: Catholic Higher Education and the Engendering of
    Theology
    Sandra Yocum, University of Dayton
  • “A General Cultural Education Prior to Marriage”: The Little-Known History of
    Catholic Junior Colleges
    Fernanda Perrone, Rutgers University

Comment: David O’Brien, University of Dayton


9:00 A.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Clarendon Room

Words and Deeds: New Perspectives on Catholic Laywomen in Twentieth-Century America

Chair: Carol Coburn, Avila University

Papers:

  • “What a Blessing It Is To Be Fond of Reading Good Books”: Reading Circles
    and Catholic Women in Turn-of-the-Century America
    Monica Mercado, University of Chicago
  • “Up Against a Stone Wall”: Gender, Power, and the National Catholic
    Community Houses
    Jeanne Petit, Hope College
  • The Ladies in Hats Have Their Say: The National Council of Catholic Women,
    Vatican II, and the Women’s Movement, 1962-1975
    Mary Henold, Roanoke College

Comment: Mel Piehl, Valparaiso University


11:30 A.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Regis Room

Presidential Luncheon

Presiding: Larissa Taylor, Colby College

Greeting and Blessing: Sean Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M., Cap., Archbishop of Boston

  • Report of the Committee on the John Gilmary Shea Prize
  • Report of the Committee on the Howard R. Murraro Prize

Presentation of Awards:

  • Lifetime Distinguished Scholarship
  • Service to Catholic Studies
  • Teaching
  • John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award
  • Presidential Graduate Scholarships

American Catholicism in the Twentieth Century West: The Next Frontier
Steven M. Avella, Marquette University


2:30 P.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Vineyard Room

French Catholicism and the Crises of the Twentieth Century

Chair: Brenna Moore, Fordham University

Papers:

  • Patriotism and Religion: French Priests in World War I
    Anita May, University of Oklahoma
  • The Catholic Family in Postwar Rural France: L’Exposition de la Maison
    Rurale, 1947-1950
    Sheila Nowinski, University of Notre Dame
  • Christian Democrats and Their Critics in the Catholic Public Sphere: The
    Politics of Faith and French Decolonization in the 1950s
    Arthur Plaza, New York University

Comment: Andrew Orr, Sam Houston State University


2:30 P.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Hyannis Room

The Franciscan Movement in the United States since 1840: A Roundtable

Chair: Jeffrey Burns, Academy of American Franciscan History

Panelists:

  • Margaret E. Guider, Boston College
  • Timothy Kulbicki, St. Mary’s Seminary and University
  • Patrick McSherry, St. Joseph Province of the Capuchins Archives
  • Jack Clark Robinson, Our Lady of Guadalupe Province
  • William Wicks, Past National President S.F.O.

Comment: Joseph P. Chinnici, Franciscan School of Theology


2:30 P.M. – Mariott Boston Copley Place, Yarmouth Room

Graduate Student Networking

Convener: James M. O’Toole, Boston College


5:00 P.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Berkeley Room

Mass for the Living and Deceased Members of the Association

Principal Celebrant and Homilist: Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., Saint Meinrad’s Abbey


6:00 P.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Regis Room

Social Hour


Sunday, January 9

8:30 A.M. – Hynes Convention Center, Room 102

Locating the Origins of thee Second Vatican Council: Global Transformations, Spatial Shifts, and Refashioning the Sacred in Twentieth-Century Catholicism

Chair: Terence Fay, University of Toronto

Papers:

  • The Dynamic 1950s: The American Laity before Vatican II
    Timothy Kelly, St. Vincent College
  • In the Shadow of the Vatican: Producing and Defining the Spirit of Vatican II
    in a Florentine Parish, 1954-1969
    Trevor Kilgore, University of Michigan
  • Repositioning the Sacred: Roman Catholic Church Architecture in Britain and
    the Second Vatican Council
    Robert Proctor, Mackintosh School of Architecture
  • Decolonization of the Filipino Church
    Terence Fay, University of Toronto

8:30 A.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Hyannis Room

Twentieth-Century American Catholicism Addresses the Social Question: Three Vignettes

Chair: Jeffrey Burns, Academy of American Franciscan History

Papers:

  • Father Nelson Baker’s Fight with the State of New York
    Richard Gribble, Stonehill College
  • “Get[ting] a Clean Victory”? The Nonviolent Spirituality of Dorothy Day and
    Cesar Chavez”
    Anne Klejment, University of St. Thomas
  • In the Matter of Karen Ann Quindlan: Catholicism and the Ethics of Life and
    Death in the 1970s and Beyond
    James P. McCartin, Seton Hall University

8:30 A.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Falmouth Room

Getting Published: An Introduction

Chair: Timothy Meagher, Catholic University of America

Panelists:

  • Christopher Bellitto, Kean University
  • Nelson Minnich, Catholic Historical Review
  • Elaine Maisner, University of North Carolina Press

8:30 A.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Orleans Room

Reimagining Christianity in the Early Middle Ages: Communities and Contexts

Chair: Mary Frances Giandrea, American University

Papers:

  • Afterlife and Underworld in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History
    Sally Shockro, Boston College
  • Grave Goods, the Cult of the Saints, and Making Christian Burial Communities
    in Early Medieval England
    Austin Mason, Boston College
  • Real Christians Can Wear Pants! Manners, Motivations, and the Loci of
    Christianization in the Ninth Century
    William L. North, Carleton College

Comment: Mary Frances Giandrea, American University


11:00 A.M. – Hynes Convention Center, Room 204

Therese Neumann: Modern Stigmatic, International Cult Figure, and Anti-Nazi Symbol

Chair: Kevin Spicer, Stonehill College

Papers:

  • Konnersreuth, USA: American Catholics and the Cult of Therese Neumann
    Paula M. Kane, University of Pittsburgh
  • The Issue of Resistenz: Therese Neumann and Her Circle during the Era of
    National Socialism
    Ulrike Wiethaus, Wake Forest University
  • Sacred, Secular, or Fraudulent: Competing Representations of the Therese
    Neumann Phenomenon in Germany
    Michael E. O’Sullivan, Marist College

Comment: Thomas Kselman, University of Notre Dame


11:00 A.M. – Marriott Boston Copley Place, Hyannis Room

American Catholicism and Print Culture

Chair: Carrie T. Schultz, Boston College

Papers:

  • The Making of “Ours”: Religious Life as Described in Jesuit Custom Books
    Casey Beaumier, S.J., Boston College
  • Januarius De Concilio and the American Catechism: New Evidence Questioning
    the Authorship of the Baltimore Catechism
    Biff Rocha, Benedictine College
  • Indiana’s Catholic Print Culture and Anti-Catholic Movements in the 1920s
    Joseph M. White, Catholic University of America

Comment: Carrie T. Schultz, Boston College

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