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Centre for Catholic Studies

Centre for Catholic Studies 10th Anniversary Celebratory Conference

Catholic Theology in the Public Academy: Searching the Questions, Sounding the Depths

18 - 20 April 2018 in Durham, UK


  • Academic Colloquium including the following speakers: James Alison, Tricia Bruce, Gavin D’Costa, Alana Harris, Nicholas M. Healy, Elizabeth Johnson, Karen Kilby, Paul Lakeland, Gerard Loughlin, Sigrid Muller, Paul D. Murray, Anna Rowlands, and Janet Soskice
  • Celebratory Dinners in Durham Castle’s Great Hall and St Chad’s College
  • Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving in Durham Cathedral (a ticketed event)
  • Anniversary Public Lecture: Catholics in Public Life: A UK Perspective by Daniel, Lord Brennan of Bibury QC
  • Parallel Paper Sessions by postgraduate students, early career scholars and established academics

Draft programme in full

Call for Papers/Posters

Postgraduate students, early career scholars and established academics are invited to submit proposals for short papers and posters on any area relevant to Catholic theology/Catholic studies, including: constructive, practical, pastoral or political theology; Catholic social thought and practice; the history of Catholicism; Catholicism, literature and the arts, and the social-scientific study of Catholicism.

The extended deadline for proposals is 10am on Thursday 15 February 2018.

Submit a paper/poster proposal


Full conference package with accommodation: £300 (for students and low-waged: £255). Full package without accommodation: £210 (for students and low waged: £165). Partial conference packages from £50.

More detailed information about costs is shown on the registration site. Please register online here. The extended registration deadline is Sunday 25 March 2018.

This conference is co-sponsored by the Conference of Religious of England and Wales, Fairfield University, and The Tablet.

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