The Mary Nona McGreal Center OP for Dominican Historical Studies, Dominican University, 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:1786-1865completed 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 demonstarte 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.
Suggest topics include Dominicans 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.
Please send a proposal of 250-300 words and a biographical background of 50-100 words to -
Janet Welsh, OP
McGreal Center for Dominican Historical Studies
7900 W. Division St
River Forest, IL 60305
708 524 6677 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.dom.edu/mcgreal
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