Lecture: "Thinking with Rome: Space, Place, and Emotion in the Making of the First World Religion" - Simon Ditchfield (York)
Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Notre Dame Rome Center, Via Ostilia, Rome
Simon Ditchfield is a reader in the Department of History at the University of York. His research interests relate to perceptions and uses of the past in previous societies, but particularly within the context of urban and religious culture in the Italian peninsula from c. 1300-1800. He is editor of the Journal of Early Modern History and advisory editor of the Catholic Historical Review.
Ditchfield is currently writing a major survey volume about the making of Roman Catholicism as a world religion (1500-1700) for the Oxford History of the Christian Church series to be published by Oxford University Press. His other interests include: politics and procedures of canonization; hagiography; history writing; history of scholarship; conditions of enquiry in Early Modern Europe (particularly relating to humanism, magic and science); and the history of travel.
This lecture, which is open to the public, is the opening event of the 2014 Rome Seminar, which is co-sponsored by the CUSHWA Center for the Study of American Catholicism, Italian Studies at Notre Dame, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the College of Arts and Letters.