The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities and CCIH are excited to host special guest speaker Sharon Leon of Michigan State University, who will talk about her work on the Jesuit Plantation Project. This event also is the first in a new Jesuit Studies Series being offered by the Hank Center.
On January 31, the Hank Center hosted a lecture by Fr. Patrick Kelly, S.J., Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University. In his book Catholic Perspective on Sports Fr. Kelly, S.J. provides a historic overview of the changing Catholic views towards sports, broadens traditional understanding of the interconnectedness between spirituality and athletics, and explains why this topic has been neglected by scholars. The author offers new insights on the contributions of Catholic thought and its relevance to sports today.