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Wed Jan 24, 2018

American Studies Colloquium: Korey Garibaldi

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1024 Flanner

Please join us for an American Studies Colloquium with Professor Korey Garibaldi as he presents

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"The Strange Career of the American Literary Renaissance: 1909 - 1929." Sponsored by the Department of American Studies, this event will take place in the American Studies conference room, 1024 Flanner.  …

Fri Feb 2, 2018

"Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee"

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Geddes Hall Auditorium

The Department of American Studies, along with the Departments of History and English, is sponsoring

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"Writing America: Literary Landscapes from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee," with Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Professor of English at Stanford University.  Please join us in the Geddes Auditorium on February 2nd. …

Tue Feb 13, 2018

Journalism Information Session

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Information session for the Gallivan Program Journalism Minor.…

Film: Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

7:45 PM - 9:15 PM
DeBartolo 101

The first documentary about farmer-activist Wendell Berry, Look & See captures the rolling hills and close-knit community of Henry County, Kentucky – where Berry has lived and farmed since the mid-1960’s. Through Wendell’s eyes, we see both the changing landscapes of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture and the redemptive beauty in taking the unworn path.…

Fri Feb 23, 2018

How We Get Free - Black Feminism and The Combahee River Collective Edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
339 O'Shaughnessy

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The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles.…

Wed Feb 28, 2018

Robert Gibb, 2017 Sandeen Prize Winner, Reading

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hammes Campus Bookstore

Robert Gibb was born in the steel town of Homestead, Pennsylvania. He is the author of eleven books of poetry, including The Origins of Evening, which was a National Poetry Series winner. He has received numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts grants, seven Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants, a Best American Poetry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and The Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize, among others. He lives on New Homestead Hill above the Monongahela River.

Fri Mar 9, 2018

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Photo Exhibit

All Day
Galería América @ ND, 230 McKenna Hall


Galería America @ ND at the Institute for Latino Studies presents César Chávez and Dolores Huerta: Legacy of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement photo exhibit by photographer José Galvez.

Photographing Latino life for over 40 years, José Galvez has used black and white film to create a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America. His compelling work, done with respect, pride and no pretense, captures the beauty of daily life.…

Fri Mar 16, 2018

Pedagogy of Peace: The Theory and Practice of Catholic Women Religious in Migrant Education

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Kylemore Abbey Global Center

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This international symposium will examine the work of Catholic women religious in migrant communities.

Mon Mar 19, 2018

Welcoming the Stranger: The Anglican Immigrant Initiative

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
E108 Corbett Family Hall

Pastor Heather Ghormely will discuss the creation of South Bend's first immigrant legal aid clinic and the refugee situation in the Michiana area. She will examine how the church can engage in immigration issues and personal pastoral care for refugees and immigrants. 


Heather Ghormley is the rector and founding pastor of Tree of Life. Heather attended Wheaton College, Oxford, & Yale Divinity School. She has spent more than a decade undertaking missions and urban ministry.

Tue Mar 20, 2018

The Social Responsibility of Corporate America: A Conversation with Jerry Greenfield

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jordan Auditorium

In 1978, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield co-founded Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company in Burlington, VT with an $8,000 investment. Since then, the local operation has grown into a multi-million dollar business which produces inventive ice cream flavors and promotes political and environmental activism.

What do the 1% owe America? How can corporations craft a better future? Join us for a lecture from Jerry Greenfield, the co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, to find out.…

Thu Mar 22, 2018

Enduring Trends and New Directions: A Conference on the History of American Christianity in Honor of Mark Noll

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Notre Dame Conference Center

Noll Conference

This conference honors the career of Mark Noll by reflecting on his work in the history of American Christianity, while also looking forward to new directions in the field.

Teju Cole Reading

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Eck Center Auditorium

Teju Cole is a writer, art historian, and photographer. He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. He was born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, and raised in Nigeria. He currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of four books.

Making Environmental Policy Progress in the Age of Trump: The Challenge and Possibilities in Indiana

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
138 DeBartolo Hall

Jesse Kharbanda is the Executive Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest environmental policy organization.  He oversees HEC’s strategic and program development, legislative initiatives, operations, and fundraising. 

Jesse has spearheaded focusing HEC’s efforts on four core initiatives: clean energy, sustainable agriculture, 21st century transportation systems, and environmental justice.  Jesse has made it a priority of HEC to build bridges with groups that may not have been as engaged with the organization in the past, such as public health organizations, the business community, and faith-based groups.  …

Sat Mar 24, 2018

Seminar in American Religion

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Morris Inn Ballroom


Judith Weisenfeld's New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity During the Great Migration (New York University Press, 2017)

Mon Mar 26, 2018

Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy Across the Political Divide - Ruth Braunstein

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Ruth Braunstein will be our guest speaker, March 26, 2018 at 12:30pm. Her talk is titled Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy Across the Political Divide.

Ruth is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. A cultural sociologist interested in the role of religion in American political life, her research explores the practices, discourses, narratives and ideals of activists across the political spectrum. Her research has been published in the American Sociological Review

Lecture: "Nowhere Matters: The Unmaking of the American Home" by Prof. Julia Faisst

5:30 PM - 6:30 AM
203 DeBartolo Hall

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How is the idea of home unmade in an age of real estate crises, housing discrimination, and ever increasing inequality? This talk investigates how selected examples of twenty-first century U.S. literature and photography negotiate fragile habitats divided by class and race. It hones in on the most precarious kinds of belonging, as we find them in millennial homelessness and other forms of contemporary un-housing.…

Wed Apr 11, 2018

Lecture: “Centering Black Catholics, Reimagining American Catholicism”

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Nbccc Event Founding Meeting

Matthew Cressler (College of Charleston) will discuss Black Catholic history at the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus.

Wed Apr 18, 2018

"The Oath and the Office: A Guide To the Constitution For Future Presidents"

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
720 Corbett Hall

Corey Brettschneider, Professor of Political Science, Brown University

American Studies Senior Thesis Presentations

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
McKenna Hall

Join us in recognizing our senior thesis writers on Wednesday, April 18th in McKenna Hall. Each senior thesis writer will present his/her research at the event. A reception with food and drink will follow the presentations.…

Fri Apr 27, 2018

New Directions 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies

All Day
McKenna Hall - Rooms 100-104

New Directions 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies


The Gender and Women’s Studies communities of the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Indiana University South Bend will host the 3rd biennial Midwestern Undergraduate Conference in Gender Studies April 27–28, 2018 at the University of Notre Dame.…

Thu May 24, 2018

Book Launch: Roman Sources for the History of American Catholicism 1763–1939

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rome Global Gateway

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This event at Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway celebrates the publication of Roman Sources for the History of American Catholicism 1763–1939 (Notre Dame Press, 2018).



Wed May 30, 2018

10 That Changed America

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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10 That Changed America

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Mon Sep 24, 2018

From Iceland to the Americas

All Day

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Tue Sep 25, 2018

From Iceland to the Americas

All Day

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Wed Sep 26, 2018

From Iceland to the Americas

All Day

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