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Appointments

Jennifer Davis, assistant professor of history, was appointed to a two-year term as book review editor for The Medieval Review.

 

Awards and Honors

Dorle Hellmuth, assistant professor of politics, was named a research fellow at the German Institute on Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies.

 

On the Road

William Dinges, professor of theology and religious studies, was a respondent at the International Research Seminar on Laudato Si’: The Greening of the Church held Sept. 22 to 25 at Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at the Australian Catholic University/Catholic University of America Rome Center.

Dorle Hellmuth, assistant professor of politics, gave a presentation titled "Countering Jihadi Radicals and Foreign Fighters in the United States and France" at the ISSS-ISAC Joint Annual Conference 2015 held Oct. 8 to 10 in Springfield, Mass.

Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, took part in a meeting of the Joint Coordinating Committee of the international Catholic-Orthodox theological dialogue held Sept. 15 to 18 in Rome. He gave a plenary address titled “The Mystery of Faith: When We Eat This Bread and Drink This Cup” at the National Meeting of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions held Oct. 8 in Dallas.

Ken Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History, gave a lecture on “The Fourth Lateran Council and the Development of Legal Procedure, 1215–1400” at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome on Oct. 15. He also presented an Oct. 19 seminar at the University of Ghent in Belgium on how to read and do research in canon law manuscripts.

Stephen West, associate professor of history, gave a presentation titled “Second-Guessing Reconstruction: Americans Debate the ‘Mistake’ of the Fifteenth Amendment, 1870–1920” at a symposium titled The Fifteenth Amendment: From U.S. Grant to Lyndon B. Johnson's Voting Rights Act held Sept. 23 to 25 at Mississippi State University.

Julia Young, assistant professor of history, spoke about her book Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5.

 

Publications

Thomas M. Cohen, associate professor of history and curator of the Oliveira Lima Library, co-wrote “Jesuit Missions” for The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History.

Jennifer Davis, assistant professor of history, wrote the book Charlemagne’s Practice of Empire (Cambridge University Press).

Trevor Lipscombe, director of The Catholic University of America Press, wrote the article “The Curious Case of Schmidt’s Star” for the Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences (Vol. 101, No. 2).

Two books by Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, were recently translated. His book Sacrament of Salvation: An Introduction to Eucharistic Ecclesiology was published in Hungarian and his book A Service of Love: Papal Primacy, the Eucharist, and Church Unity was published in Italian.

Jerry Muller, professor of history, wrote the article “The Costs of Accountability” for the September-October issue of The American Interest.

Philip Rousseau, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Early Christian Studies, wrote “Jerome as Priest, Exegete and ‘Man of the Church,’” published in Christians Shaping Identity from the Roman Empire to Byzantium: Essays in Honour of Pauline Allen.

W. J. Shepherd, associate archivist, wrote a review of John C. Fazio’s book Decapitating the Union: Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate Lincoln for the November issue of America’s Civil War. He also wrote a review of Angus Konstam’s book Bannockburn: Scotland’s Greatest Battle for Independence for the November issue of Military History.

Lev Weitz, assistant professor of history, wrote “Polygyny and East Syrian Law: Local Practices and Ecclesiastical Tradition” for The Late Antique World of Early Islam: Muslims among Christians and Jews in the East Mediterranean.

John Kenneth White, professor of politics, wrote the book What Happened to the Republican Party? (And What It Means for Presidential Politics) (Routledge).

Julia Young, assistant professor of history, wrote a review of Gustavo Morello’s book The Catholic Church and Argentina’s Dirty War for the Sept. 28 edition of Commonweal.

 

Students

Ryan Longton, a doctoral student in philosophy, wrote the article “A Reconsideration of Maurice Blondel and the ‘Natural’ Desire” for the November issue of The Heythrop Journal.