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New dates for the Bridges and Boundaries conference in July 2021

Updated: Apr 19, 2020

We regret that our July 2020 conference has been postponed because of the uncertain situation in which we find ourselves with regard to the COVID-19 virus. However, we are delighted to announce that “Bridges and Boundaries: The Role of the Virgin Mary in Faith and Culture” will now take place from 8th – 10th July 2021. The conference will be jointly hosted by the Centre for Marian Studies and the Institute of Theology at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where the event will take place. Please visit the Events Page at St Mary’s University to find out more information - click here We have a particularly exciting programme of papers by international speakers, including a keynote presentation by the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M. from the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton in the US. Fr Roten is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on Mariology. The other confirmed speakers are: Dr Sarah Jane Boss (The Centre for Marian Studies) Marius-Adrian Calin (University of Heidelberg, Germany) Dr Elisabetta Canetta (St Mary’s University)

Dr Maria Enriqueta Garcia (The Marianum, Italy) Dr Rita George-Tvrtković (Benedictine University, Chicago, US) Dr Patrizia Granziera (Facultad de Artes, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca-Mexico) Dr Mary Frances McKenna (Independent Scholar) Sr. Theresa Marie Chau Nguyen, OP (University of Saint Thomas, Houston, US) Dr Jacob Phillips (St Mary’s University)

Professor Brian Reynolds (Fu Jen University, Taiwan) Rev’d Canon Marie Rowley-Brooke (University of Birmingham) Dr Eileen Rubery (London School of Mosaics) Mr Mike Russell (Independent Scholar) Professor Salvador Ryan (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland)

Professor Zeki Saritoprak (John Carroll University, US)  Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi (The Institute of Ismaili Studies) Ingrid Stellmacher (founder and CEO of conflict resolution and peace building organisation, Le Menach Foundation)

Rev. Dr Andrew Unsworth (Archdiocese of Liverpool)

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

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