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Programs and Events

2018 Programme

  • April 30, 2018
    St. Therese of Lisieux and the Second World War, Seton Hall University, Fahy Hall Room 307. Presented by the G. K. Chesterton Institute and the Department of History. A lecture by Professor Vesna Drapac of the University of Adelaide.
  • April 10, 2018
    Chesterton's Father Brown "The Invisible Man," a dramatic reading-  at Seton Hall University's Theatre-in-the-Round
    Speakers: Father Ian Boyd and Dr. Dermot Quinn

2017 Programme

  • February 23-24, 2017
    International Conference on the Detective Novel
    @ Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain.
    Speakers: Father Ian Boyd and Dr. Dermot Quinn 
  • April 26, 2017
    Writing for Catholic Media
    @ Seton Hall University
    Guest speaker: David Mills Presented by the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and the Catholic Studies Programme. 
  • May 9-13, 2017
    International Conference: Chesterton Conference Series in Chile —
    in the cities of Santiago, Concepcion & Talca
    Santiago: "Chesterton & Eugenics"
    Concepcion & Talca: "The Parables of Father Brown"
    Speakers: Father Ian Boyd and Dr. Dermot Quinn Presented by the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture; Red Cultural (Santiago); Catholic University of the Immaculate Conception (Concepcion) and the University of Talca (Talca). 
  • September 20, 2017
    Lecture: How the Reformation Changed the World
    @ Seton Hall University
    Speaker: Dr. Carlos Eire Presented by the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and the J. A. Unanue Latino Institute at Seton Hall University. 
  • October 9 – 13, 2017
    Chesterton Conference Series in Poland —
    in the cities of Warsaw & Krakow
    Conferences: "Chesterton and the Advancement of Humanity"
    Speakers: Father Ian Boyd and Dr. Dermot Quinn Presented by the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture; Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (Warsaw); the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow (Krakow) and the Piotr Skarga Association (Krakow). 
  • November 2, 2017
    Lecture: G. K. Chesterton—A Prophetic Voice in the Public Square
    @ Loyola University, Chicago
    Speaker: Father Ian Boyd Presented by the Center for Catholic Studies, Loyola University 
  • November 6, 2017
    Catholic Life in Literature Series—a dramatic reading of G. K. Chesterton's "The Hammer of God"
    @ Seton Hall University
    With the participation of Father Ian Boyd and Dr. Dermot Quinn
    Co-sponsored by the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and the Catholic Studies Programme.

2016 Programme

  • February 23, 2016
    Lecture: 80 years after his death – The Relevance of G. K. Chesterton: His thought & work
    @ Seton Hall University
    Speakers: Fr. Ian Boyd;
    Co-sponsored with the Department of Catholic Studies
  • March 4, 2016
    Lecture: An evening of G. K. Chesterton
    Richmond, Virginia
    --private event –
  • April 2, 2016
    Conference: Chesterton's Canada—Landscape and Legend
    @ St. Michael's College, Toronto
    Speakers: Fr. Ian Boyd; Dermot Quinn; Conrad Black; David Novak
    Co-sponsored with St. Michael's College—University of Toronto and the Archdioceses of Toronto 
  • June 10, 2016
    Conference: Chesterton & Eugenics—the challenge of our time Malta
    Speakers: Fr. Ian Boyd; Dermot Quinn
    Co-sponsored by the Life Network, Malta 
  • June 26, 2016
    Radio Interview: Chesterton on Eugenics Program: "The Kinship of Catholic and Jews"
    Speaker: Fr. Ian Boyd
    @ WSOU 89.5 FM 
  • October 10, 2016
    Conference: El Periodismo de G. K. Chesterton (Chesterton's Journalism)
    @ Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain
    Speakers: Father Ian Boyd; Dermot Quinn 
  • October 13, 2016
    Conference: El distributismo de Chesterton (Chesterton's idea of Distributism)
    @ Fundación Catalunya America, Barcelona, Spain
    Co-sponsored Faculty of Philosophy of Ramon Llull University and Fundación Catalunya America
    Speakers: Father Ian Boyd; Dermot Quinn

2015 Programme

  • March 25, 2015
    Lecture: The Lord’s Jester – re-discovering St. Francis of Assisi through the eyes of G. K. Chesterton @ Crossroads Cultural Center, New York
    Speakers: Fr. Ian Boyd; Dr. Dermot Quinn
    Co-sponsored by Crossroads Cultural Center
  • May 8 – June 13, 2015
    Theater Production: G. K. Chesterton’s “The Surprise”
    @ the Theater of the Church of Notre Dame, New York
    In collaboration with The Storm Theater
  • May 9, 2015
    Conference: A bishop dressed like a clown: What apologetic means in the Third Millenium
    @ La Civilta Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    Speakers: Fr. Ian Boyd; Dr. Dermot Quinn; Don Fabio Bartoli; Paolo Pegoraro; Fr. Antonio Spadaro & Annalisa Teggi
    Co-sponsored with La Civilta Cattolica and BombaCarta
  • October 11, 2015
    Conference: The Parables of Father Brown
    @ International School, Rancagua, Chile
    Speakers: Fr. Ian Boyd, Dr. Dermot Quinn
    Co-sponsored with Universidad Finis Terrae and Red Cultural
  • October 13, 2015
    Conference: The Parables of Father Brown
    @ St. Margaret’s College, Vina del Mar, Chile
    Speakers: Fr. Ian Boyd, Dr. Dermot Quinn
    Co-sponsored with Universidad Finis Terrae and Red Cultural
  • October 14, 2015
    Conference: G. K. Chesterton: His thought is always relevant
    @ Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile
    Speakers: Fr. Ian Boyd, Dr. Dermot Quinn; Magdalena Merbilhaa, Ana Maria Maza, Gonzalo Larios
    Co-sponsored with Universidad Finis Terrae and Red Cultural
  • November 16, 2015
    Conference: Michael Novak on Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Francis on an Authentically Human Economy
    @ Seton Hall University
    Speaker: Michael Novak
    Co-sponsored with the Immaculate Conception Seminary

2014 – 40th Anniversary Celebration Programs

Summer 2014 Program

  • Exhibit: "Chesterton Exhibit
    @ Walsh Library, Seton Hall University
    In celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Chesterton Institute

Fall 2014 Programs

  • September 18, 2014
    Conference: "The G.K. Chesterton Institure: 'Tis Forty Years since and G.K. Chesterton's Importance in the World of Today
    @ the Newman Centre of McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Speaker Fr. Ian Boyd, C.S.B.
    Co- sponosored by the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith &Culture, the Newman Centre at McGill University, Conversations Cultural Centre and Convivium
  • October 13 & 16
    Conference: Series in Poland: "Chesterton, Distributism & Poland"
    October 13 - Warsaw: @ the University of Warsaw
    Co-sponsored by the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith &Culture and the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw. October 16 - Krakow @ the Historical Museum of Krakow
    Co-sponsored by the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith &Culture and the Piotr Skarga Association.

Spring 2014 Programs

  • January 28, 2014
    Lecture: "Chesterton’s Economic Theory of Distributism"
    @ Seton Hall University
    Speaker: Fr. Ian Boyd, CSB
    Sponsored by the Department of Catholic Studies
  • March 19
    Lecture "Wholeness and Holiness in G.K. Chesterton"
    @ the UK: CHesterston Society conference "G.K. Chesterton: Sanity & Sanctity," Beaconsfield, UK
    Speaker: Dr Dermont Quinn
    Conference organized by the UK Chesterton Society
  • March 29, 2014
    Conference: G. K. Chesterton: Doctor of the Church
    Speaker: Dr. Dermot Quinn
    Beaconsfield, England
  • May 24, 2014
    Conference: "A Christian Idea of Society: Economy and Politics in Chesterton and his friends"
    @La Civita Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    Speakers: Fr. Ian Boyd - "The Restoration of Freedom"
    Dr. Dermont Quinn - "Chesterton and the Moral Economy"
    Co-sponsored by the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, La Civita Cattolica and BombaCarta
  • May 27, 2014
    Conference: "Chesterton's Social and Economic Vision"
    @ The University of Malta, Valletta, Malta
    Speakers: Fr. Ian Boyd - "The Restoration of Freedom"
    Dr. Dermont Quinn: - "Chesterton and the Moral Economy"
    Co-sponsored by the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, the University of Malta, The Farsons Foundation and the Strickland Foundation.

Fall 2013 Programs

  • September 26, 2013
    Conference: The Daily Chesterton: Chesterton @ the Daily News
    New York City, NY
  • October 19, 2013
    Conference: Newman and Chesterton
    Paris, France
  • October 29, 2013
    Lecture: The Holiness of Chesterton
    Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
  • November 9, 2013
    Conference: Chesterton: The Legendary Teacher
    Salem, Oregon

Summer 2013 Programs

  • August 18 - 24, 2013
    Chesterton Exhibit at the 2013 Rimini Meeting
    Rimini, Italy
  • August 19 - 20, 2013
    Stage Production of "Manalive"
    at the 2013 Rimini Meeting
    Rimini, Italy

Spring 2013 Programs

  • January 18-21, 2013
    Exhibit: Chesterton and Freedom
    @ Crossroads’ New York Encounter
    New York, NY
  • January 19, 2013
    Conference: Chesterton and Freedom
    @ Crossroads’ New York Encounter
    Speakers: Fr. Ian Boyd, C.S.B.
  • January 25 & 26, 2013
    Dramatic Readings: Saints& Sleuths VII
    Paul Horgan's "To the Castle" (Jan.25)
    G. K. Chesterton's "Club of Queer Trades" (Jan. 26)
    @ Seton Hall University,
    South Orange, NJ
  • February 1 & 2, 2013
    Dramatic Readings: Saints& Sleuths VII
    Hugh Whitemore's "The Best of Friends"
    Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman's "Loss and Gain"
    @ Seton Hall University
    South Orange, NJ
  • March 11, 2013
    Conference: Orthodoxy: Its relevance, 100 years later
    @ Universidad de La Sabana
    Bogotá, Colombia
  • March 14, 2013
    Dramatic Reading and Round Table: Magic
    Universidad Gabriela Mistral
    Santiago, Chile
  • May 24 & 25, 2013
    Symposium: 2012 C. S. Lewis Symposium
    Aachen, Germany
  • May 31, 2013
    Conference: Chesterton's Manalive
    Rimini, Italy
  • June 1, 2013
    Chesterton Day
    Rome, Italy

Fall 2012 Programs

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Archived Conferences/Events

Questions about past, present and future events? Please contact the Assistant Director, Gloria Garafulich-Grabois at gloria.garafulich-grabois@shu.edu or (973) 275-2431.

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