The Bar Convent York is delighted to announce a special one-day symposium to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the convent chapel, first opened on 27th April 1769. Four papers will present different aspects of the chapel’s history at the Bar Convent on Friday 26th April 2019, including Professor Bill Sheils (York), Dr Jan Graffius (Stonyhurst), Professor Maurice Whitehead (Venerable English College) and Professor Deirdre Raftery (UCD).
Secrecy and Sanctity: 250 Years of the Bar Convent Chapel
Friday 26th April 2019, 10am‒4.30pm
The Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, York
Professor Bill Sheils: The Community’s Chapel in the Community: the Bar Convent and the people of York and beyond
Dr. Jan Graffius:‘Neat & Rich’: Vestments, Relics and Silver from the Bar Convent and the wider English Recusant Community
Professor Maurice Whitehead: Opening a Convent Chapel in Troubled Times: the Conclave of 1769 and its International Repercussions
Professor Deirdre Raftery: Writing Women Religious into History: Mary Ward’s Irish Daughters, from M. Teresa Ball to M. Michael Corcoran
Booking closes on 8th March 2019.
The day will cost £25pp, including refreshments, lunch and exhibition entrance – book your place by calling 01904 643238.
The Jesuits in Britain Archives is looking for a Cataloguing Archivist to join them for a fixed term one year contract, preferably starting in September 2018, on a full time (35 hours/week) basis. The main tasks will be cataloguing the collection and making the archives accessible to others. This position would ideally suit those who have recently completed a postgraduate qualification in Archives and Records Management and who wish to gain more experience. For more information and an application pack contact Mary Allen at email@example.com.
Closing date: 6 August 2018
Mary McHugh, Archivist for the Archdiocese of Glasgow, has contributed a blog post to the Catholic Heritage website on the Piranesi exhibition at Blairs Museum, which may be of interest. It emphasises the range and breadth of Catholic Heritage, and focuses on a museum this time. It also highlights what can be achieved by working jointly with a diocese. The post can be read by clicking here.
SOCIETY OF THE HOLY CHILD JESUS, OXFORD
ARCHIVIST (3 year fixed term contract)
Required from: November 2018
The Society, a congregation of Roman Catholic sisters, is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced archivist to manage, organise and promote all aspects of the Society’s active archive in Oxford which contains holdings from the 19th century to the present day.
Applicants will hold a first degree in a relevant subject and a post graduate qualification in archives and records management. Archival skills and excellent communication and IT skills are essential.
Further details are available from Judith Lancaster – firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Wednesday 26 September 2018 @ 5pm.
Interview date: Tuesday 9 October 2018.
Members might be interested to read this short blog post by the Jesuits in Britain on the centenary of canon law and what it states about archives. You can read it here.
Lucy, Archives Assistant at the Jesuits in Britain Archives, has written about attending a Catholic Archives Society training day as well as an in-house training session. To read this blog visit: https://www.jesuit.org.uk/blog/archives-what-do-when-disaster-strikes
Please be advised that the Jesuits in Britain Archives will be closed for refurbishment work for the month of April. Remote enquiries will still be dealt with.