CCHA Preliminary Program


Preliminary Program

Canadian Catholic Historical Association 2012, 79TH Annual Meeting

Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

May 28 – May 29, 2012

Program Committee:  Jacqueline Gresko, Peter Meehan, Edward MacDonald. Local Representatives:  Rev. E. Jackman, Valerie Burke and Peter Meehan.

All sessions are in Room 4041, Mathematics & Computer Building, University of Waterloo, except for Session 5 in Room 4040 as it is a joint session with CSCH.

The committee is working on plans for a tour for Sunday May 27.

Monday May 28, 2012

9:00 a.m. Official Welcome, Prayer and Opening Remarks

9:15—10:30  Session 1: Archiving Voices: New Opportunities   

MC Havey Redemptorist Archives, and Carol Hopp, Archives of Ontario, on the transfer of the Reverend Matthew G. Meehan media collection to the Archives of Ontario. The collection includes records concerning the Trans Canada Catholic Hour 1947—1962 broadcasts and television programs on CHCH-TV Hamilton.

Moderator:  Mark McGowan, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

10:30–11:00   Break

11:00—12:30 p.m. Session 2: “History or Theology? Yes, Please! The Progress and Prospects of Catholic Studies at Canadian Universities

Reverend Denis Grecco, University of Prince Edward Island

Reid Locklin, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

David Seljak, St. Jerome’s College, University of Waterloo

Moderator: Elizabeth Smyth, University of Toronto

12:30—2:00 p.m.     Lunch

2:00—4:00 p.m. Session 3: Squaring the Circle of Faith: Universal Church, Local Realities

Kevin Anderson, McMaster University, “Dispelling the Medieval Darkness: Anti-Catholicism in Canada, 1910-1929”

Michael Wilcox, University of Toronto, “’To meet more perfectly the wants of our people here’: The Anglicization of the Christian Brothers in Ontario, 1875—1925”

Callum Beck, University of Prince Edward Island, “Peace by Distance: Gentlemen’s Agreements and Protestant-Catholic Relations on Prince Edward Island”

Moderator: Patricia Roy, University of Victoria

4:30 p.m.                   Eucharist

5:30 p.m.                   Reception

6:30 p.m.                   Annual Dinner

Tuesday May 29, 2012

8:30 –10 a.m. Session 4: Parsing Identities: Ethnicity and Religious Loyalty within the Canadian Catholic Church

Colleen Gray, McGill University and Concordia University, “The Mental World of Charles de Glandelet (1645-1725), French Priest in the New World”

Cornelius Jaenen, University of Ottawa, “Catholicism and Belgian Immigration in Western Canada 1880-1960”

Moderator: Indre Cuplinskas, St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta

10:00 – 10:15            Break

10:15-11:45 Session 5 Joint Session with the Canadian Society of Church History: Churches and Reform in the Interwar Period  {This session in room 4040 or tba}

Megan Baxter, University of Western Ontario, “Know God. Serve Others. Religion in the Canadian Girls in Training in the Interwar Years”

Indre Cuplinskas, St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, “Doing it Rite: Catholic Action and Liturgical Renewal in Quebec”

Christo Avalis, Queens, “In the Service of the Lowly Nazarene, the Canadian Labour Press and the Case for Radical Christianity 1925-1939”

Moderator: Peter Meehan, Seneca College

11:45 a.m. —1:00 p.m.        Lunch

1:00-2:30 p.m. Session 6: Mixing Politics and Religion: Exploring the Nature of the Irish Catholic Community

Brandon Corcoran, University of Toronto, “The Friends of Ireland in Bytown: an Upper Canadian Anomaly”

Laura Smith, University of Toronto, “Building Bytown’s Catholic Church: Lay-Clerical Relations on the Upper Canadian Settlement Frontier”

Edward MacDonald, University of Prince Edward Island “Repeal and Religion on Prince Edward Island 1843—1845

Moderator: David Wilson, University of Toronto

2:30-3:00 p.m.           Break

3:00-4:30 p.m.           Annual General Meeting

5:00-7:00 p.m.           President’s Reception

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