Year: 2021

A Celebration of Women’s History Month

For Women’s History Month, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to feature works on the excellent contributions of a diverse group of women. Academics, artists, political leaders, matrons—they are all here, manifesting in various ways the feminine genius. “It is thus my hope, dear sisters, that you will reflect carefully on what it […]

An Interview with William C. Kashatus, author of “William Still”

William C. Kashatus holds a doctorate in history education from the University of Pennsylvania. He curated Just Over the Line: Chester County and the Underground Railroad, recognized by The Journal of American History as a “first rate exhibit and model of outreach to the local community” and winner of the American Association of Historical Societies and […]

Notre Dame Press Publishes Companion Book for PBS Documentary, “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America”

Narrated by Liam Neeson, “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America” shares how legendary Irish politician and Nobel Prize–winner John Hume—inspired by the American Civil Rights movement—harnessed the power of Irish America and built relationships with the White House and U.S. Congress to bring peace to Northern Ireland. The hour-long documentary tells the story […]

Book Provides the First Study of Colonial Textile Arts in the Spanish American Church

When Catholic churches were built in the New World in the sixteenth century, they were furnished with rich textiles known in Spanish as “church clothing.” These textile ornaments covered churches’ altars, stairs, floors, and walls. Vestments clothed priests and church attendants, and garments clothed statues of saints. The value attached to these textiles, their constant […]

An Interview with Thomas A. Spragens, Jr., author of “Capitalism and Democracy”

Thomas A. Spragens, Jr., is professor emeritus of political science at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, including the prizewinning Civic Liberalism: Reflections on Our Democratic Ideals. He recently sat down with us to discuss Capitalism and Democracy: Prosperity, Justice, and the Good Society (March 2021). In this much-needed and timely book, […]

Notre Dame Press Partners with JSTOR and Schomburg Center Open Library

Material from four Notre Dame Press titles has been selected for inclusion in JSTOR’s companion to the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List. To meet the need for content related to racism, anti-racism, and Black voices, JSTOR created an extensive open library to support students, scholars, and general readers seeking to engage with BIPOC+Q-authored reading lists, starting with […]

An Excerpt from “Faith, Nationalism, and the Future of Liberal Democracy,” by David M. Elcott

In Faith, Nationalism, and the Future of Liberal Democracy, David Elcott, C. Colt Anderson, Tobias Cremer, and Volker Haarmann present a pragmatic and modernist exploration of how religion engages in the public square. Elcott and his co-authors examine the ways religious identity is weaponized to fuel populist revolts against a political, social, and economic order that […]

Catholic Theologian Paul J. Griffiths Publishes Book on Regret

Theologian Paul J. Griffiths is the author, co-author, and editor of over twenty books and hundreds of essays, articles, and translations. In Regret: A Theology, available from University of Notre Dame Press, he joins the growing list of Catholic theologians who are increasingly writing about everyday activities, such as writing, dressing, eating, cleaning, thinking, and arguing, […]

An Interview with Marda Dunsky, author of “Stories from Palestine”

Marda Dunsky is a journalism scholar and print journalist with expertise in the contemporary Middle East, and the University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to publish her new book, Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience (March 2021). The book has generated a great deal of interest, including advance praise from Rashid Khalidi, author of […]