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New CMS Research Seminars

Updated: Feb 14


The Centre for Marian Studies at St Mary’s University is delighted to offer a new monthly programme of online seminars that will give Marian researchers the opportunity to present their work in a supportive atmosphere. It will be an occasion for postgraduates to discuss one of their thesis questions, and for established Marian scholars to put forward a new area of investigation.


The seminars will take place on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm (in the UK) and be chaired by Professor Sarah Jane Boss.


Please find the details below. If you would like to join the audience and receive the Zoom link for one or more of the seminars, please send an email to: info@marianstudies.ac.uk


The seminars will begin at 3pm (in the UK)


11th October 2023

“‘A phoenix from the ashes, a throne amongst the ruins': antiquity and memory at Bartolo Longo's Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary in Pompeii” – Dr Jessica Hughes (The Open University)

15th November 2023


“Three Marian Shrines in Sixteenth Century England” -- Tim Guile (Chair of the English Catholic History Association)


13th December 2023


“Women at the centre: A Feminist Art-Theological exploration of women in Reformation period Christian art” – Ninnaku Oberhozler (King’s College London)


17th January 2024


“A Voice of Her Own: Embodiment Theology in Conversation with Protestant Mariology” – Major Emma Moore (Eva Burrows College, The Salvation Army Australia Territory. Ph.D. Candidate, University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia)


​21st February 2024

"Mary as Pontifex and the Marian Dogmas: a relationship centred interpretation” – Fiona Li (Regis College at the University of Toronto, Canada)

13th March 2024

“The Virgin Mary in Ethiopia: Marian Veneration, Africanity, and the Female Element” – Cressida Marcus (The Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford)


​10th April 2024

"Pierced: Comparing the Mystical Hearts of Mary and Teresa of Avila”– Barbara Bradley (University of Edinburgh)

8th May 2024

On the essential Marian nature of Christian faith and theology” Dr Mary Frances McKenna (Fellow of the Centre for Marian Studies, St Mary’s University)


5th June 2024

“The Apocalyptic Mary: the Labour of Creation and the End of the World” – Professor Steven Shakespeare (Professor of Continental Philosophy of Religion at Liverpool Hope University)



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