© 2009 Vincentians Ireland
Provincial HouseSt Pauls
The next meeting of the Irish Historical Society on November 29th will centre around a distinctly Vincentian Theme.
Dr. Alison Forrestal of NUI Galway will present a lecture entitled:
How to win friends and influence people:
Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) and clerical fraternity in Catholic Reformation Paris
Dr. Alison Forrestal has been a lecturer in the Department of History since August 2006, having lectured for one year at the University of Warwick and for six years at Durham University. She completed a research masters in History at NUI Maynooth and a doctorate in History at the University of Manchester, under the supervision of Professor Joseph Bergin.
Alison has supervised doctoral research on anti-Catholicism in nineteenth-century north-east England, liturgical ritualism in the English Reformation and Irish clerical networks in Rome and the Atlantic colonies during the seventeenth century. She would welcome enquiries from those interested in research on seventeenth-century France and the history of the Catholic church and Catholic religion and culture in early modern Europe.
Alison’s research interests lie in early modern Catholic history, with particular specialisms in Catholic identity and culture and in the historical development of catholicism in France and, to a lesser extent, in Ireland.
Funded by the British Academy and the NUI Galway Millennium Research Fund, Alison is currently completing a project on the career of Vincent de Paul and the development of social values and activism within the ’associative culture’ of early modern Catholics; Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) and His Associates: The Formation of Identity and Culture in Early Modern Catholicism
The meeting will be held at 7.00p.m. in the
Centre for Irish Programmes,
42 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.
ALL ARE WELCOME