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Women's History/Catholic History: New Initiatives at the Cushwa Center

Benjamin J. Wetzel

Although women's history is inseparable (or should be!) from our national narratives, the month of March serves as a time to reflect specifically on women's contributions to American history.  Even more specifically, this month provides a special occasion to reflect on the history of women religious, and to announce some current and forthcoming scholarly initiatives from the Cushwa Center in this area.

1) The center has launched the Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grant Program.  This program memorializes the historic connection between Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the University of Notre Dame by supporting researchers whose projects seek to feature Catholic women more prominently in stories of the past.  Grants of up to $1,500 will be made to scholars seeking to visit any repository in or outside the United States, or traveling to conduct oral interviews, especially of women religious.  An inaugural round of grants will be awarded in late spri…

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