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FALL 2023 EVENTS

  • Nov 16, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Rowling Hall (Room 4.314), 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Among the Catholic political thinkers of the 20th century, Augusto Del Noce stood out for his ability to trace the deep theological and philosophical roots of modern politics. In this talk, his English translator will discuss Del Noce's analysis of the rise of modern totalitarian movements...
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  • Oct 19, 2023, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Texas Public Policy Foundation, 901 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701, USA
    For the past 10 years, the Austin institute and its fellows have answered the same questions and relentlessly and bravely defended the eternal truths of human nature and of the family from the attacks of modern culture. Join us and our fellows in discussing the next 10 years!
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  • Oct 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    What's the big deal about divorce? Why should we read and talk about it when everyone around us seems to be fine with it? The truth is: no matter what our family background, our age, or our state in life is, we all need to rediscover the immense impact that family life has on us and on our culture.
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  • Oct 04, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Bagels, coffee, and male-only discussions on what matters most. Once a month, attendees will have the chance to read and talk about issues and challenges that the men of today are facing and that too often remain undisclosed: for fear of judgment or misunderstanding.
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  • Sep 27, 2023, 7:00 PM – Dec 31, 2023, 9:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    This program is reserved for UT graduate students (and spouses) and is structured as a series of conversations around a dinner table. Dinner is provided, but prior registration is required. One or two short articles --our conversations starters--will be sent beforehand.
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  • Sep 21, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Stumberg Hall or Zoom, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    This coming fall, we are starting a new Good Life Reading Group + (Level 2). It will be open to all individuals above forty --or younger, but who do not feel they are "young professionals" anymore. Our first meeting will be in September and then continue every other week.
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Fri, Apr 19

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Robert B. Rowling Hall, UT Austin

Bronwen McShea - When Church & State Were United: The Role of Powerful Women in Historically Christian Regimes

Bronwen McShea - When Church & State Were United: The Role of Powerful Women in Historically Christian Regimes
Bronwen McShea - When Church & State Were United: The Role of Powerful Women in Historically Christian Regimes

Time & Location

Apr 19, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Robert B. Rowling Hall, UT Austin, RRH 4.414, 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701, USA

About The Event

There is a widespread belief that women in Western societies only began to wield public power and influence to a considerable extent after the rise of revolutionary, democratic liberalism. Drawing in part from her books La Duchesse (2023) and Women of the Church (2024), historian Bronwen McShea will clarify the surprising ways that women exerted leadership at the highest levels of political, cultural, and religious life in historically Christian regimes such as Ancien régime France and the Holy Roman Empire.

About the speaker:

Bronwen Catherine McShea, a historian and author based in NYC, specializes in early modern European history and the history of Catholicism. She holds advanced degrees from Harvard and Yale, serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Augustine Institute Graduate School, and is an advisory editor for the Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu in Rome, focusing on Christianity's cultural impact. The lecture will focus on illuminating the ways that women exerted leadership at the highest levels of political, cultural, and religious life in Ancien régime France and the Holy Roman Empire. 

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