Research Symposium to Highlight 'Jesuits and American Culture'
Saint Louis University (SLU) and the Jesuits Archives & Research Center (JARC) will host “Jesuits and American Culture” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Jesuit Archives & Research Center, 3920 West Pine Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public.
The keynote speaker for the symposium will be Sean Dempsey, S.J., Associate Professor of History at Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and a Jesuit priest with the California Province. Dempsey’s address will focus on race and human rights.
- Introductions and Welcome: David P. Miros, Ph.D., Director, Jesuits Archives and Research Center
- Invocation: Steve Schoenig, S.J., Department of History, Saint Louis University
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Jesuits and American Higher Education
Chair: David P. Miros, Ph.D., Jesuit Archives & Research Center
- Jordan Glassman, Saint Louis University: “From Ratio Studiorum to Core Curriculum: The Transformative Power of Jesuit Education”
- Spencer Lawton, Saint Louis University: “Jesuit Theatre in 19th Century America: A Collegiate Affair”
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Jesuits and American Politics
Chair: Silvana R. Siddali, Ph.D., Department of History, Saint Louis University
- Meghan Lynch, Loyola University Maryland: “The Know-Nothings vs. the Jesuits: Impact of the Nativist Movement on Maryland Jesuits”
- Anastasia McGrath, Fordham University: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Jesuit: Anti-Communist Operations of the Jesuits in America”
11:45 - 1 p.m. Refreshments
Jesuits, Rights and Race in American Culture
Chair: Daniel J. Schlafly, Ph.D., Department of History, Saint Louis University
- KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Sean Dempsey, S.J., Department of History, Loyola Marymount University: “The Politics of Dignity: Jesuits and Human Rights Activism in the Postwar American City” : Angel Flores Fontanes, S.J., Saint Louis University
- “William Markoe, S.J., and The Miscegenation Debate of 1947”
- William Critchley-Menor, S.J., Saint Louis University“: Jesuits and their Racism Since 1967”
Benediction: Kieran Halloran, S.J.
The symposium is hosted jointly by the Jesuits Archives & Research Center, the University’s Office for Mission and Identity and SLU’s Department of History.
For more information, contact Silvana Siddali, Ph.D., in the Department of History at (314) 977-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.