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Early Jesuits and the Arts

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 6:00pm

Lauinger Library, Murray Room, 5th Floor Lauinger Library

In conjunction with Jesuit Heritage Week, the Georgetown University Library Associates will host the Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture on 'Early Jesuits and the Arts' with professor John O'Malley, S.J.

RSVP by January 27 at library.georgetown.edu/rsvp.

John O?Malley, S.J., professor in Georgetown University?s Theology Department, specializes in the religious culture of early modern Europe, especially Italy. His most recent book is 'Trent: What Happened at the Council,' on the Council of Trent from 1545 to 1563. Other works include 'The First Jesuits' (1993), which has been translated into ten languages, and 'What Happened at Vatican II' (2008). He has edited or co-edited a number of volumes, including 'The Jesuits and the Arts' (2005), co-edited with Gauvin Alexander Bailey. He has lectured widely in North America and Europe to both professional and general audiences and has held a number of fellowships. He is past president of the Renaissance Society of America and of the American Catholic Historical Association. In 1995 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; in 1997 to the American Philosophical Society; and in 2001 to the Accademia di san Carlo, Ambrosian Library, Milan, Italy. He holds the Johannes Quasten Medal from The Catholic University of America for distinguished achievement in Religious Studies, and he holds a number of honorary degrees. He is the recipient of three lifetime achievement awards: from the Society for Italian Historical Studies in 2002, the Renaissance Society of America in 2005 and the American Catholic Historical Association in 2012. He is a Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Society of Jesus.

The Casey-McIlvane Endowed Library Lecture Fund was established in memory of Francis L. Casey, Jr., C?50, L?53, and in honor of the Reverend Donald W. McIlvane, F?46 through the generous joint gift of Nancy McIlvane Del Genio, F?82 and the late Roseanne McIlvane Casey, S?79.

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