Translations, Transgressions, and Transformations: the Global Movement of Objects in Catholic Cultures

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
March 15, 2023
Location: 
Missouri, United States
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Indigenous Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Social History / Studies

The Center for Research on Global Catholicism is delighted to announce plans for a major conference, entitled "Translations, Transgressions, and Transformations: the Global Movement of Objects in Catholic Cultures," to be held at Saint Louis University October 20-21, 2023

This interdisciplinary conference examines the cultural mobility of Catholicism through the physical movement of Catholic objects from the European Middle Ages into the twenty-first century. Building on recent scholarship that integrates analysis of objects into religious studies, attends to the agency of things, and engages movement as a heuristic for making sense of dynamics of historical change, the conference interrogates the place of material items as Catholicism has moved into new spaces and returned into familiar ones, attending to the role played by objects in mediating meanings at the nexus of Catholicism and cultures. 

The Center for Research on Global Catholicism is delighted to announce plans for a major conference, entitled "Translations, Transgressions, and Transformations: the Global Movement of Objects in Catholic Cultures," to be held at Saint Louis University October 20-21, 2023

This interdisciplinary conference examines the cultural mobility of Catholicism through the physical movement of Catholic objects from the European Middle Ages into the twenty-first century. Building on recent scholarship that integrates analysis of objects into religious studies, attends to the agency of things, and engages movement as a heuristic for making sense of dynamics of historical change, the conference interrogates the place of material items as Catholicism has moved into new spaces and returned into familiar ones, attending to the role played by objects in mediating meanings at the nexus of Catholicism and cultures. 

Calls for papers have been posted on the conference website here. Please circulate and consider submitting a proposal! Submission deadline has been extended to March 15

Mary Dunn 

Associate Professor, Department of Theological Studies 

Director, Center for Research on Global Catholicism 

New book: Where Paralytics Walk and the Blind See

St. Louis University 

314-216-1650

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