We are excited to announce this international, interdisciplinary conference, which will explore the Catholic tradition’s contribution to ‘place-making’ through the arts, including architecture, graphic arts, sculpture, drama, literature, and music. How do the arts create, shape, or contest Catholic global, regional, and local identities? How might the liturgy shape our understanding of ‘place’ and, in turn, how might our perception and creation of ‘place’ inform or reform the liturgy? What difference do the material surroundings in which we encounter religious artworks make to our reception of them? And how has art in the Catholic tradition attended to the ‘displaced’, the homeless, refugees, and to the ‘more-than-human’ world?

Confirmed speakers include Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury) and renowned sculptor Timothy Schmalz.

Call for papers open until 16 May; registration open until 26 June. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/CLA3conference to find out more!

  • Date of Event 12—14 July 2022
  • Cost £150. (Students or those on low income - £120).
  • Location

    The University of Notre Dame's London Global Gateway.