The Mary Nona McGreal OP Center for Dominican Historical Studies, Dominican University, River Forest, IL facilitates the research of the history of the Order of Preachers in the United States. This historical enterprise is commonly known as Project OPUS.
The 2001 publication of Volume I, Dominicans at Home in a Young Nation: 1786-1865 completed the first phase of Project OPUS. We invite you to participate in the research and writing of Volume II, Dominicans on Mission.
Volume II will consist of essays that present the life and mission of the Order of Preachers (friars, nuns, laity and sisters) within the complexity of the U.S. experience from the late 19th century to the end of the 20th century. Proposals should demonstrate a cohesive examination of the ministries of the Order of Preachers in relationship to the societal realities of the United States such as race, religion, class, gender, urbanization, immigration, westward expansion, and church authority. More than one branch of the Dominican Order may be included in proposed research.
Suggested topics includeDominicans and education, parish life, preaching, the arts, social services, social justice, and spirituality.
Proposals are due by December 1, 2014. Applicants will be notified by February 1, 2015.
If selected, attendance at the American Catholic Historical Association meeting, University of Notre Dame, March 26-28, 2015 is expected.Writers will receive a McGreal Center Fellowship ($2500) for research-related travel expenses and stipend.
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