Academic Conference: Honoring Mary

In partnership with The Catholic University of America

Celebrate recent scholarship on the influence of Mary by graduate students in a this two-day conference.

Co-hosted by NWMA and The Catholic University of America (CUA), the interdisciplinary graduate conference explores the influence of Mary and her image through time. The conference will include papers that draw on interdisciplinary approaches to the subject, including art history, history, music, literature, theater, and theology.


  • Friday, March 20: Held at NMWA, the opening day features a keynote address by renowned medieval historian Dr. Miri Rubin.
  • Saturday, March 21: The second day of the conference is held on the campus of CUA.

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Founded as a graduate research university, The Catholic University of America (CUA) prides itself on the development of scholars through its support of masters- and doctoral-level research. A call for papers was issued early in fall 2014, with submissions juried by a panel of CUA faculty scholars.

Professor of medieval and early modern history at the Queen Mary University of London, Dr. Miri Rubin is the author of Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary and an essayist for the exhibition catalogue Picturing Mary: Mother, Woman, Idea.

National Museum of Women in the Arts