Gustavo Morello to Deliver 2019 D'Arcy Lectures

Campion Hall is honored to host Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston College Gustavo Morello for the 2019 D'Arcy Lectures. 

The Martin D’Arcy Memorial Lectures are an annual series established by Campion Hall in 1976 to be delivered, usually by a fellow Jesuit, in honour of the celebrated Master of the Hall from 1933-45. 

Morello is an expert on Latin America, with a particular focus on the relationship between religion and political violence. His 2015 book The Catholic Church and Argentina's Dirty War (Oxford University Press) 'draws on interviews with victims of forced disappearance, documents from the state and the Church, field observation, and participant observation in order to provide a deeper view of the relationship between Catholicism and state terrorism during Argentina's Dirty War.' 

Morello's seven lectures will address themes and problems related to the study of religion in Latin America, including, "What do Latin Americans do when they do religion?" and "What can we learn from Latin American religiosity?" 

The lectures will follow the schdule below over the course of seven Thursdays in Hilary Term. 

·         Wk 1: Thursday 17.01.2019 -- "Why do we study religion?" 

·         Wk 3: Thursday 31.01.2019 -- "How did we get here?"

·         Wk 4: Thursday 07.02.2019 -- "What's going on in the Latin American religious landscape?"

·         Wk 5: Thursday 14.02.2019 -- "What do Latin Americans believe in?"

·         Wk 6: Thursday 21.02.2019 -- "What do Latin Americans do when they do religion?"

·         Wk 7: Thursday 28.02.2019 -- "How do Latin Americans do religion in the public sphere?"

·         Wk 8: Thursday 07.03.2019 -- "What can we learn from Latin American religiosity?"


These lectures will use some of the findings of the research project on ‘Lived Religion in Latin America’ supported but the John Templeton Foundation. For more on this research project, see here


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