Memoirs, Music, and Memory:

New Scholarship on Nineteenth-Century American Catholics

A Seminar Series Offered in Conjunction with the Inaugural Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History and Culture

Thursday Evenings, 6 pm, in the Palm Court, 4th Floor, Mundelein Center. Each seminar is free and open to all students, faculty, and the general public.

September 17

A Convert in New York City: Elizabeth Seton and St. Peter’s Parish, 1805-1806

Catherine O’Donnell, Associate Professor of History, Arizona State University.

October 15

’If it Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews’: Exploring Irish and Jewish Historical Musical Links and Influences on Vaudeville and Early Tin Pan Alley in America

Mick Moloney, Professor of Music and Irish Studies, New York University with Chicago’s own Jimmy Keane, virtuouso All Ireland Piano Accordion Champion.

November 5

The Rise of the Nation-Saint: U.S. Catholics and Canonization

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame.

The Sept 17 and Nov 5 seminars have a pre-circulated paper. Please e-mail Dr. Kyle Roberts (kroberts2@luc.edu) in advance for a copy.

Co-sponsored by the Loyola History, Catholic Studies, the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, and the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage.