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Conferences, Congresses, and Meetings

A conference in honor of Christopher Kauffman will be held at the University of Notre Dame on April 8 and 9, 2005, under the title, "The Future of American Catholic History." Full information may be obtained from the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556; telephone: 574-631-5441;e-mail:cushwa.1@nd.edu.

At the fiftieth International Congress of Medieval Studies, which will be held at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, in May, 2005, the American Cusanus Society will sponsor two sessions: (1) Nicholas of Cusa I: Rhetoric and Theology: Cases of Gerson and Cusanus, and (2) Cusanus Research as Critical Scholarship and Politics: The Legacy of Raymond Klibansky on the Occasion of His 100th Birthday. The Morimichi Watanabe Lecture will be delivered by Otto Gründler. Further information may be obtained from Peter Casarella in care of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, Caldwell Hall, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064; telephone: 202-319-6517; e-mail: casarelp@cua.edu.

The seventy-second annual meeting of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association will be held at the University of Western Ontario in London on June 1 and 2, 2005. Proposals for individual papers and entire sessions are solicited; they should be submitted before January 31 by e-mail to any of the following members of the program committee (who are also the president-general, president, and vice-president respectively of the Association): John Fitzgerald, jfitz@mun.ca; Linda Wicks, lwicks@csj-to.ca; or Richard Lebrun, lebrun@cc.umanitoba.ca.

Another conference on "Consecrated Women: Towards a History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland" will be held in Cambridge, England, on September 16-17,2005. The organizers will welcome proposals of both individual papers and panels and will accept them until February 28. They especially solicit proposals on the following themes: Material culture in the convent: art and artifacts, buildings and gardens; consecrated women as missionaries; methodology: oral history; and the authorial voice of women religious. Proposals should be submitted to Caroline Bowden in care of Royal Holloway College, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 OEX, England, or to Susan O'Brien in care of the Margaret Beaufort Institute, Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9DX, England; e-mail so277@cam.ac.uk.

The thirty-second annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies will take place on October 14-15, 2005. Inquiries should be addressed to the Vatican Film Library at the Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University, 3650 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63108-3302; telephone: 314-977-3090; e-mail: vfl@slu.edu; URL: http://www.slu.edu/libraries/vfl.

Census of Inquisition Documents

On November 9, 2004, Bishop Angelo Amato, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Maurizio Fallace, director general of the Archives of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Goods and Activities, and Andrea Del Col, director of the Center for Research on the Inquisition of the University of Trieste, signed an accord of collaboration to carry out a census of the archives and Inquisition documentation in Italy. The project concerns not only the documentation regarding the Roman Inquisition, preserved in ecclesiastical, state, and private archives, as well as in Italian and foreign libraries, but also the documentation of the Spanish Inquisition on Italian territory and that of the secular authorities that instituted trials for heresy, witchcraft, and other crimes against the faith. This vast undertaking, never before attempted, will help to respond to the new orientations of international research on the control of religious ideas in medieval and modern Europe and will make more readily available a great wealth of documentation that is little known and is dispersed throughout multiple depositories. …

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