Routes and Roots


Location: 205-7 McKenna Hall

Tuesday, April 25th

Breakfast at leisure

Breakfast will be served for speakers only in 201 McKenna Hall.

6.  8.30 a.m. Live Radio Show: hosted by Eoghan Fay .

Mr Fay is a senior at ND who hosts "Morning Coffee" on and is the station´s classical music director.

Guests: Sarah Naramore (Northwest Missouri State U.), Katherine Parker (School of Advanced Study, U. of London)

Ms Parker, who teaches at the School of Advanced Studies and Queen Mary, University of London, is the author of Historical Sea Charts: Visions and Voyages through the Ages

 (2020) and serves as the Research Officer at Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc., the Administrative Editor of the Hakluyt Society, and the Treasurer of the International Society for the History of the Map.

Ms Naramore, who did her doctoral research on Benjamin Rush at ND, is an Assistant Professor at NWMSU, working on the intersections of science, medicine, and politics. She is co-editor of Approaches to Global History: To See the World Whole (2023), and serves on the Board of the American Friends of the Hakluyt Society.

            10.30 a.m. Tea or coffee break

7. 10.45 Panel –Jeff Peterson (Ohio State U.): Origins of Primatological Fieldwork

Mr Jeffrey V. Peterson, who did his doctoral work at ND, is a Lecturer in Anthropology at The Ohio State University. His publications include "Semiotic Communication in Nonhuman Primates" in S. Blum, ed., Making Sense of Language (Oxford, 2017), and "Deception in Alloanimal Behavior," Semiotics 2015 (2016).

Visiting panelist: Georgina Montgomery (Michigan State University)

Ms Montgomery is the author of  Primates in the Real World: Escaping Primate Folklore, Creating Primate Science (2015) and co-edited A Companion to the History of American Science (2015) and Making Animal Meaning (2011).

ND panelist: Susan Blum (Anthropology)

Ms Blum is a Professor of Anthropology at ND, who has been instrumental in promoting the study of linguistics and linguistic anthropology. Her books include Lies That Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths (2007).

Chair: Mary Fuller (MIT)

Ms Fuller is a Professor of literature at MIT. She won the 2010 James and Ruth Levitan Prize in the Humanities for her many contributions, not least in the history of long-distance trade, exploration, and colonization in the early modern period. Her books include Voyages in Print: English Narratives of Travel to America 1576-1624 (1995).

12.00 noon Light lunch for all participants in 204 McKenna Hall

8. 2.00 p.m. Panel – Marisel Moreno (Romance Languages and Literatures): Crossing Waters: Undocumented Migration in Hispanophone Caribbean and Latinx Literature and Art

Ms Moreno is the Rev. John A. O’Brien Associate Professor. She is the author of Family Matters: Puerto Rican Women Authors on the Island and the Mainland (2012). Her talk is based on her latest book.

ND discussant:  Professor Thomas Tweed (American Studies)

Mr Tweed holds the W. Harold and Martha Welch Chair of American Studies and author of, among many works, Crossings and Dwellings: A Theory of Religion (2006) and Religion: A Very Short Introduction (2020). Among many honors, he served as President of he American Academy of Religion in 2015.

Chair: Elizabeth Baker (Grove City College)

Ms Baker, who did her doctoral research at ND, is President of the American Friends of the Hakluyt Society. Her work is on global migration, travel, and imperial philanthropy in the British Empire in the 19th century.

            4.30 p.m. Tea or coffee break

9.  4.45 p.m. Panel - Fr Jim Lies (Notre Dame London Global Gateway) and Michael Pippenger (Notre Dame International):  Educational and Vocational Travel: Past, Present, and Future.

Rev. Dr. Fr.  James Lies, C.S.C., is the Senior Director for Academic Initiatives and Partnerships at the Gateway and has served the University of Portland as Executive Director of the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life & American Culture and as a Professor of psychology.

Dr Pippenger, whose doctorate is in English Literature from Indiana University, is the  Vice President & Associate Provost for Internationalization at Notre Dame. He was formerly Dean of Undergraduate Global Programs at Columbia University.

Chair: Professor Naramore

6.00 p.m. Conference dinner (special registration required; Morris Inn Private Dining Rooms)

10.  8.00 p.m. A musical soirée: Of Trains and Trees, offered by the Department of Music at ND, featuring Stephen Lancaster, accompanied by Daniel Schlosberg in a program of songs by Vaughan Williams and others, with a talk of the same title by Professor Berthold Hoeckner

Associate Professor Stephen Lancaster teaches voice at Notre Dame. American Record Guide describes him as "a fine storyteller in vocal performance, who, according to Fanfare Magazine, is “varied in tone and alive to feeling.” Winner of the Nico Castel International Master Singer Competition and The American Prize in art song and oratorio, he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Centro Cultural de Belém, and other venues around the world.

Associate Professor of the Practice Daniel Schlosberg teaches piano at Notre Dame. With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he has appeared on numerous chamber music and new music concerts, and was a featured soloist in subscription performances of Messiaen’s “Trois Petites Liturgies.” His two solo albums, “Child’s Play” (Schumann, Lachenmann, Pärt and Debussy) and “Gaul Me Maybe: French Baroque Keyboard Works” (Centaur) have garnered critical acclaim; his most recent recording is of Lei Liang’s “Inkscape,” a quintet for piano and four percussionists, with Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion. Schlosberg gives frequent solo recitals at Bargemusic and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and appears regularly on radio stations nationwide.