2016 Annual Meeting program now available

Atlanta, Georgia  |  7-10 January 2016

Please note that this program is subject to revision. In particular, room assignments (but not event times) are likely to change. We will be updating the program as room assignments are finalized.

Program last updated Nov. 25 to reflect updated room assignments.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

ACHA Information Desk

open 1pm-4pm
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Conference Center, Lower Level 3


1:00 PM-3:00 PM

A Global Church: International Intellectuals in East Asia during the Early Twentieth Century

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Kennesaw Room

  • Chair: Robert Carbonneau, C.P., U.S. Catholic China Bureau
  • Tanaka Kotaro: The Japanese Source of Natural Law Theory
    Kevin M. Doak, Georgetown University
  • The Silent Church: Accounting for the Lack of International Intellectuals in Korean Catholicism during the Japanese Colonial Period, 1910–45
    Franklin Rausch, Lander University
  • Wu Jingxiong: Judge, Pilgrim, and Poet
    John Lindblom, University of Notre Dame
  • Comment: Robert Carbonneau, C.P., U.S. Catholic China Bureau

Catholics, Communism, Race, and Social Justice
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Spring Room

  • Chair: James T. Carroll, Iona College
  • James A. Spencer and the Colored Catholic Congress
    Suzanne Krebsbach, independent scholar
  • To Become Victims: Self-Immolation and the Autocremation of Roger Laporte
    Jack Downey, La Salle University
  • Recruitment of Catholic Activists to the Civil Rights Movement
    Paul Murray, Siena College
  • Comment: Cecilia A. Moore, University of Dayton

Twentieth-Century Catholic Faith in Action
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Techwood Room

  • Chair: Patrick J. Houlihan, University of Chicago
  • “To Assist…Their Little Brothers and Sisters of the Belgian Nation”
    Dennis Castillo, Christ the King Seminary
  • From San Antonio to Washington: The Catholic Bishops’ Outreach to Hispanics, 1945–70
    Todd Scribner, Catholic University of America
  • Comment: Patrick J. Houlihan, University of Chicago

3:30 PM-5:30

Early Modern Franco-Iberian Catholicism
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Inman Room

  • Chair: Mary Corley Dunn, Saint Louis University
  • Nothing More Certain Than Death: Testaments and Social Ties among the Basque Serosas
    Amanda Lynn Scott, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Reclaiming the Discarded Image: Catholic Epistemologies and Systems of Knowledge in Counter-Enlightenment Spain, 1700–1808
    George Klaeren, University of Kansas
  • Mottos as History: France and the Holy Roman Empire Compared
    Thomas J. Renna, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Comment: Cristiano Casalini, Boston College

Roundtable: Writing Catholic History after the Sex Abuse Crisis
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Spring Room

  • Chair: Catherine Osborne, University of Notre Dame
  • Evidence and Historical Confidence
    Leslie W. Tentler, Catholic University of America
  • Catholic Emotional Communities
    John C. Seitz, Fordham University
  • Reading Archives with Survivors: The Critical Space between Historicism and the Phenomenology of Suffering
    Brian Clites, Northwestern University
  • Behind the Wall: The Archivist and the Researcher
    Emilie Gagnet Leumas, Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • What Did I Know and When Did I Know It?
    James O’Toole, Boston College
  • Comment: Catherine Osborne, University of Notre Dame

6:30 PM-7:30 PM

ACHA Executive Council Meeting
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Grand Hall A


Friday, January 8, 2016

ACHA Information Desk

open 10:30am-4pm
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Conference Center, Lower Level 3


8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Early Modern European Catholicism
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Inman Room

  • Chair: Liam Matthew Brockey, Michigan State University
  • Exchanging Patriarchy for Papacy: Female Conversion to Roman Catholicism in Early Modern England
    Mark Thomas Duggan, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Hendrick Goltzius’ The Life of the Virgin: Visualizing Solitude in Religious Devotion
    Lyrica Taylor, Azusa Pacific University
  • “Raising the Dregs of Superstition”: Catholic Time in Protestant Glasgow
    Daniel MacLeod, Saint Paul’s College, University of Manitoba
  • Comment: The Audience

European Catholic Thought in Modern Europe
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Spring Room

  • Chair: Daniel Bornstein, Washington University in St. Louis
  • A Crucified Saint for a Crucified Volk: Anna Katherina Emmerick’s Beatification Bid and Catholic Memory in Interwar Germany
    Cassandra Painter, Vanderbilt University
  • Modernity Is Not the Enemy: Augusto Del Noce’s Catholic Thought Is Postwar Political Ideology
    Rosario Forlenza, Columbia University
  • Houtin’s Tyrell: An Unpublished Biography of George Tyrrell by Albert Houtin
    Charles Talar, University of Saint Thomas, Houston
  • Comment: Sean Brennan, University of Scranton

Franciscans and Race in the United States
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Techwood Room

  • Chair: Jack Clark Robinson, Academy of American Franciscan History
  • Franciscans and the Problem of Race in North Carolina
    Amy Koehlinger, Oregon State University
  • Judge Leander Perez and the Franciscans of Our Lady of Good Harbor: A School Integration Battle in Buras, Louisiana, 1962–65
    Fr. David Endres, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West
  • Simon Scanlon, O.F.M., the Way, and Race in California
    Jeffrey M Burns, Academy of American Franciscan History
  • Comment: Jack Clark Robinson, Academy of American Franciscan History

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

The Politics of Ecumenism: Catholic-Anglican Relations in Twentieth-Century East Africa
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Inman Room

  • Chair: R. Bentley Anderson, Fordham University
  • “All in One Christ Jesus”—Except for the Catholics: Ethnicity and the Limits of the Christian Unity in the East African Revival, c. 1930–50
    Jason Bruner, Arizona State University
  • Solidarity Forged through Suffering: Catholic-Anglican Ecumenism and Political Resistance in Uganda, 1962–86
    Jay Carney, Creighton University
  • The White Fathers and the Land Question in Western Tanzania: Challenges and Coping Strategies, 1880′s–1950′s
    Salvatory Nyanto, University of Iowa
  • Comment: R. Bentley Anderson, Fordham University

Gender, Faith, and Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century U.S. Catholicism

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Spring Room

  • Chair: Angelyn Dries, Saint Louis University
  • “You’ll Notice Our Boys Are Real Men”: Masculinity and American Catholic Difference in Catholic Boy Magazine, 1948–70
    Stephen M. Koeth, CSC, Fordham University
  • “A Necessary Means”: Francis J. Connell, C.SS.R. and the Revised Baltimore Catechism on Salvation outside the Church
    Katherine Richman, Labouré College
  • The American Catholic Support of the Mexican Catholic Church in the 1920s and 1930s
    Jason Surmiller, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Comment: Maria R. Mazzenga, Catholic University of America

German Catholics and the Challenges of Modern Society
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Techwood Room

  • Chair: Beth Ann Griech-Polelle, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Opportunity or Subjugation? An Assessment of Female Religious Life in Late Nineteenth-Century Germany
    Martina Cucchiara, Bluffton University
  • Catholics and National Socialism in Late Weimar German
    Kevin P. Spicer, Stonehill College
  • The Center Party Between Stability and Crisis in Weimar Germany
    Martin R. Menke, Rivier University
  • Comment: Jeremy Stephen Roethler, Schreiner University

2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Presidential Round Table
Pious Visions: Depicting Catholicism on the Silver Screen

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Inman Room

  • Chair: Liam Matthew Brockey, Michigan State University

Speakers:

  • Liam Matthew Brockey, Michigan State University
  • Anthony Smith, University of Dayton
  • Paula M. Kane, University of Pittsburgh
  • Theresa Sanders, Georgetown University

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

ACHA General Membership Meeting
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Grand Hall A


Saturday, January 9, 2016

ACHA Information Desk

open 10:00am-12 noon
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Conference Center, Lower Level 3


9:00 AM-11:00 AM

The Modern Papacy: The Work of David I. Kertzer
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Inman Room

  • Chair: Martin R. Menke, Rivier University
  • Speaker: David Kertzer, Brown University
  • Comment: Robert A. Ventresca, University of Western Ontario;
    Kevin P. Spicer, Stonehill College

12:00 PM-2:00 PM

ACHA Presidential Luncheon
National Center for Civil and Human Rights


2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Wahl, Heston, and Day: Catholic Figures in Twentieth-Century America
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Inman Room

  • Chair: Stephen M. Koeth, CSC, Fordham University
  • Betty Wahl’s Irish House: Literature as a Resource for Intellectual History
    Una Cadegan, University of Dayton
  • Father Edward Heston, CSC, and the Second Vatican Council
    Richard Gribble, Stonehill College
  • Dorothy Day’s Model American Catholic Family
    Anne Klejment, University of Saint Thomas, Minnesota
  • Comment: Mel W. Piehl, Valparaiso University

Catholicism in the Public Eye: (Anti)Catholic Spectacles in the United States 1950–2015
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Spring Room

  • Chair: Jennifer S. Hughes, University of California, Riverside
  • The New Cartoons: Popular Caricatures, (Anti)Catholicism, and the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis
    Brian Clites, John Carroll University
  • “Dramatic but Thoroughly Appropriate”: The Demonstration Mass and Active American Laity Ten Years before the Council
    Jennifer Callaghan, Northwestern University
  • Colbert Catholicism: Presenting a Catholic Identity on Late Night TV
    Stephanie Brehm, Northwestern University
  • Pope Francis: Media Re-Presentations Katherine Dugan, Northwestern University
  • Comment: Anthony Smith, University of Dayton

New Methodologies for Studying Early Modern Catholic Women: The Histories of French and Francophone Nuns
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Techwood Room

  • Chair: Elissa Cutter, Saint Louis University
  • Catholic History and Transnational Studies in the Early Modern Atlantic World: The Case of the French Ursulines in Quebec and New Orleans
    Daniella J. Kostroun, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Agency and the Early Modern French Nun
    Mary Corley Dunn, Saint Louis University
  • The Art of Portrayal at Port-Royal
    Agnès Cousson, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
  • Comment: Ralph Keen, University of Illinois at Chicago

5:30 PM-6:15 PM

ACHA Liturgy
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Grand Hall C

Presider: Rev. Augustine Curley, O.S.B.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

8:30 AM-10:30 AM

Consequences of Vatican II
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Inman Room

  • Chair: Thomas F. Rzeznik, Seton Hall University
  • Catechesis of Rupture or Renewal? Religious Education in the Archdiocese of New York in the Wake of Vatican II
    Dennis Gunn, Iona College
  • Lost Perspectives: Protestant Observers at the Second Vatican Council
    Helen Ciernick, Mount Marty College
  • Universal, National, Local: How Forgotten Places Interpreted the Second Vatican Council
    Michael A. Skaggs, University of Notre Dame
  • Sacramental Ontology in Current Catholicism: A Historical Assessment
    Enrico Beltramini, Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Comment: Anne Klejment, University of Saint Thomas, Minnesota

Northern Protestants, Southern Catholics, and Religious Superiors: Challenges in Nineteenth-Century America
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Kennesaw Room

  • Chair: Fernanda Perrone, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • But the Romanists Are Outdoing Them All: Protestant Appreciation for New York Catholic Churches of the 1850′s
    Kevin O’Connor, Saint Meinrad Archabbey
  • A Yankee Bishop Serving on Southern Soil: The Episcopate of Bishop Nicholas Gallagher (1882–1918), Bishop of Galveston
    Sr. Madeleine Grace, C.V.I., University of Saint Thomas, Houston
  • “My Ever Unsettled Mind” Fractious Relationships: Mother Seton v. Sulpician Superiors July 1809–May 1811
    Betty Ann McNeil, DePaul University
  • Comment: Suzanne Krebsbach, independent scholar

Transatlantic Catholicism in the Nineteenth Century
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Spring Room

  • Chair: Dennis Castillo, Christ the King Seminary
  • Alexis De Tocqueville’s Political Theology
    Stephen Thomas, Ohio Dominican University
  • Rafael De Rafael and Thomas D’Arcy Mcgee: Ultramontane Exiles in Search of a Catholic America
    Andrew N. Denton, Emory University
  • Acton in America: An Examination of Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Catholic Relations, with Special Reference to Lord Acton
    Carlotte Hansen, University of Chichester
  • Comment: Robert A. Ventresca, University of Western Ontario

Woman, Holiness, and Faith in Medieval Europe
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Techwood Room

  • Chair: Thomas J. Renna, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Judging Holiness: Law and Sanctity in the Cult of Saint Swithun
    Shane MacDonald, Catholic University of America
  • Examining the Role of Articles of Faith in Late Medieval Theological and Pastoral Sources
    Camarin M. Porter, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • Countering Crusades: The Eschatological Turn in Christian-Muslim Dialogue among the Spiritual Franciscans
    Christopher Denny, St. John’s University
  • Comment: Ulrike Wiethaus, Wake Forest University

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

The Politics of Anticatholicism in the Twentieth Century
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Inman Room

  • Chair: John C. Seitz, Fordham University
  • “When Al Smith Is President”: The Protestant Other and the Politics of Anticatholicism in the 1928 Presidential Election
    William S. Cossen, Pennsylvania State University
  • “Wild Bill” Donovan, American Espionage, and the Politics of Anticatholicism in World War II
    Michael Graziano, Florida State University
  • “Notable Asset”: Kennedy, Catholicism, and Foreign Policy
    Patrick Lacroix, University of New Hampshire
  • Comment: John C. Seitz, Fordham University
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