9th Donatus Mooney Seminar

The Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, in association with the Catholic Historical Association of Irleland are sponsoring the 9th Donatus Mooney Seminar with the theme: 'Researching and Writing Catholicism' to be held on 29 April, 2016, from 12.30 - 17.30 in Room K114, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield.


The afternoon's programme:

Opening remarks: Dr Joe MacMahon OFM, Secretary, Franciscan Province of Ireland
Dr Colin Barr (Aberdeen): ‘Catholic Archives in the English-speaking world’
Dr Deirdre Raftery (UCD): ‘Convent archives: the issues for researchers and the potential for research’
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13.30
Lunch (A sandwich lunch will be provided at no cost, if you would like to avail of this, please email john.mccafferty@ucd.ie no later than 26 April. There are also a number of cafés on campus.)
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14:30
Dr Brian Kirby (Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives): ‘Commemorating the Irish Capuchins: History, Heritage and Memory’
Sr Eithne Woulfe SSL (CORI): ‘Religious in Ireland: a changing paradigm?’
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15:30
Tea & Coffee
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16.00-17.30
Dr Alison Forrestal (NUIG): ‘Traditionally Innovative? Taking the Vincentian Past into the Future’
Prof Marian Lyons (Maynooth University): ‘Opportunities and challenges for record compensation and the reconstruction of the early modern Irish Catholic nation using Irish émigré sources in European archives’
Dr James Kelly (Durham): ‘The Cloistered Archive: working with public and private archives on the “Who were the Nuns?” and the “Monks in Motion” projects’
Closing remarks: Prof John McCafferty, Director Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute

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17.30
Book launch & reception, UCD Common Room Club: Deirdre Raftery and Elizabeth Smyth (eds), Education, Identity and Women Religious 1800-1950: Convents, classrooms and colleges (Routledge, 2016). This event takes place in conjunction with the UCD School of Education.

There is no fee for attending the seminar, but those wishing to attend might e-mail John McCafferty at john.mccafferty@ucd.ie so that he 'can keep an eye on numbers.'