The University of Scranton Hosts International Conference on the History of Women Religious

Jun 25, 2010

      The eighth triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious, a national forum that promotes and recognizes scholarly research on the subject of women religious worldwide, will take place at The University of Scranton June 27-30. Lectures, discussions and films will highlight the conference’s 2010 theme, “Confronting Challenges: Women Religious Respond to Change.”

      More than 100 scholars are expected to attend the academic conference. Sessions run throughout the day at various locations on campus. Topics include “Women Religious and Health Care,” “Vatican II and Beyond,” “Teaching Sisters” and “Women Religious and Foreign Policy,” among others.

      The conference will include a reception hosted by Sister Anne Munley, IHM, president of Marywood University, the evening of June 28 on Marywood’s campus. The University of Scranton will host an awards banquet the evening of June 29. The conference’s Distinguished Book Award and the Distinguished Historian Award will be presented at the banquet.

      Colleges that hosted conferences previously were The College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn. (1989); Marymount College, Tarrytown, N.Y., (1992); Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wis., (1995); Loyola University, Chicago, Ill., (1998); Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., (2001); Atchison Heritage Conference Center, Atchison, Kan., (2004); and the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., (2007).

      Conference registration fees vary. For additional information, visit or call 941-7401.

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