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The President of the American Catholic Historical Association, Christopher J. Kauffman, has appointed Mary Elizabeth Brown of Marymount Manhattan College to the Committee on the John Gilmary Shea Prize for a three-year term. This year, therefore, the committee consists of Francis J. Murphy of Boston College (chairman), Augustine C. Thompson, O.P., of the University of Virginia, and Dr. Brown. Professor Kauffman has also appointed Margaret Lavinia Anderson of the University of California at Berkley to the Committee on the John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award for a three-year term. This year, therefore, the committee consists of Constance Brittain Bouchard of the University of Akron (chairman), John T. McGreevy of the University of Notre Dame, and Professor Anderson.

The First Vice-President of the American Catholic Historical Association, Thomas Kselman.will be chairman of the Committee on Program for the eightysixth annual meeting, which will be held in Philadelphia on January 5-8,2006. Proposals for papers or (preferably) complete sessions should be submitted to Professor Kselman by January 17, 2005, in care of the Department of History, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556; telephone: 574-6317330; fax: 574-631-8209; e-mail: Kselman.1@nd.edu.

Meetings, Conferences, Colloquia, and Lectures

Thomas Shelley of Fordham University read a paper on "L'aire anglo-saxonne" during a séance d'hommage to Roger Aubert on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday. The session was held at Louvain-la-Neuve on February 6,2004, and was devoted to the theme "Écrire l'histoire religieuse des 19e et 20e siècles: bilan, tendances récentes et perspectives (1975-2004)."

James D. Tracy of the University of Minnesota delivered the eighteenth annual Town and Gown Lecture at the University of Arizona on March 24, 2004. His topic was "Christendom vs. Islamdom: The Background War of the Early Modern Era, c. 1500-1700."

The next biennial conference of the Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists will be held at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois, on July 23-28,2004. The registration fee is $625. Further information may be obtained from the Education Officer and Board Member of the Association Lisa May in care of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, Post Office Box 907, Houston, Texas 77001 ; telephone: 713-659-5461 ; e-mail lmay@diocese-gal-hou.org.

One of the fall programs announced by the Folger Institute is a faculty weekend seminar on "Religious Conflict and Toleration in the Early Modern World." It will be directed by Benjamin Kaplan of University College London and the University of Amsterdam and will take place on September 17-18,2004. Lori Anne Ferrell of Claremont Graduate University and the Claremont School of Theology will direct a late spring seminar on "Reformation Transformations of Visual Culture." It will meet on Thursdays and Fridays from May 19 to June 17, 2005. Complete information may be obtained from the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003; telephone: 202-675-0333; e-mail: institute@folger.edu; web site: www.folger.edu.

The ninth conference sponsored by the International Seminar on PreReformation Theology of Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary and the American Cusanus Society will be held at Gettysburg on October 8-10, 2004. Its title is "Reform and Obedience: The Authority of Church, Council, and Pope from the Great Schism to the Council of Trent." The conference will anticipate the approaching fiftieth anniversary of Brian Tlcrney's influential work, Foundations of the Conciliar Theory: The Contribution of the Medieval Canonists from Gratian to the Great Schism (1955) and will consider the contributions of the last half-century to the question of how the Great Schism and the Conciliar Crisis caused theologians, jurists, and humanists to rethink accepted concepts of church governance. …