|When||March 25, 2014, 7:00 PM|
|Where||McKnight Hall – Cone University Center|
|Presenter||Robert Orsi, Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies, Dept. of Religious Studies, Northwestern University|
|Registration Details & Deadlines||None|
|Who is Invited||General public and UNC Charlotte community|
|Parking Details||Cone University Center has faculty, staff, and visitor parking adjacent to McKnight Hall|
The Loy H. Witherspoon Lectureship is the oldest and most distinguished series at UNC Charlotte. This year the lecture series celebrates 30 years with Robert Orsi of Northwestern University speaking on the topic: “Secrets of the Confessional: Children, the Sacrament of Penance, and the Making of 20th Century U.S. Catholicism.”
Orsi is a lecturer much in demand at public events as well as academic conferences. He researches, writes, and teaches about religion in the United States, in the past and in contemporary contexts, with a particular focus on American Catholicism. His scholarship draws on history, ethnography, religious studies, and psychological theories of imagination and of intersubjectivity to study the religious practices of men, women, and children.