Category: People

The Bartolomé de Las Casas Conference

“Las Casas in Hemispheric American Perspective: II International Conference on Bartolomé de Las Casas.” July 15-16 (Monday-Tuesday), 2019 Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. The first International Conference, “Bartolomé de Las Casas, O.P.: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Age of European Expansion,” held in 2016, was a landmark event for Lascasian scholarship. In response […]

Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission Award

An M.B. Studies Project Grant of $2,500 was awarded to Anicka Fast for her Ph.D. dissertation project: “Living in the same house: Contested ecclesial identity in the Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren missionary encounter in Congo, 1912–1989.” Like other sectors currently receiving attention (e.g., Mennonites and the Holocaust, Mennonites and Canadian “Indian Day Schools,” etc.), Anicka’s […]

China Connection

Professor Eugenio Menegon (Chinese History) is spending a month in China (May 22-June 23) as an invited Visiting Scholar at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (Institute of European Studies), Sichuan Normal University (Department of History), and Shanghai University (Department of History).  While in China, he is lecturing undergraduate and graduate students and giving public presentations about […]

New Perspectives on the Historiography of Christianity

In light of the global reality of Christianity, how might historians “provincialize Europe”? Humboldt University in Berlin sponsored an international workshop to consider the historiography of Christianity, especially in the West, and how it has not yet kept up with the development of world Christianity. How can historians do justice to the global nature of Christianity? Convened […]

Reflections on the Global Christian Forum

What difference does another conference on Christian unity have on the way congregations actually relate to one another? Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, urged those gathered at the third Global Christian Forum in Bogata, Columbia to work out the consequences of what they had discovered together. Among others who shaped the experience, […]