A Baroque Bishop in Colonial Australia: The Cultural Patronage of Bishop James Goold (1812–1886)
The Cardinal Knox Centre, University of Divinity
St Patrick's Cathedral
383 Albert Street, East Melbourne, Vic, 3002
This international symposium examines the patronage of Melbourne’s first Catholic Bishop, James Goold, and his contribution to the cultural life of colonial Melbourne, especially through his art collection, library and patronage of architecture.
Sessions will be devoted to the Bishop’s important Baroque painting collection, his colonial library and his patronage of the British architect William Wilkinson Wardell, and its imprint on the built environment of Melbourne.
Dates: Thursday 15 February to Friday 16 February 2018 with opening keynote at 5.30pm on Wednesday 14 February.
For those wishing to attend individual keynote lectures, separate registration is required. See website for details.
Presented by the Australian Institute of Art History, within the School of Culture and Communication, and in partnership with the University of Divinity. Dr Colin's Barr's attendance at the symposium is generously supported by the Macgeorge Bequest.
Image: Portrait of James Goold, c.1850–55, oil on canvas. By permission of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea Archives.
Kerrie Burn, Library Manager
Kerrie Burn is the Library Manager at Mannix Library, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne library which holds many items from Archbishop Goold’s personal collection. She also chairs the Library Committee for the University of Divinity and manages the University’s online Library Hub. Kerrie has worked in theological libraries for many years (Ridley and Whitley Colleges) and in library and research support roles in the Australian university sector (Southern Cross University and Australian Catholic University). She completed a Master of Arts by Research in 2007 through the then Melbourne College of Divinity, and is interested in collaborative collection development and the management of geographically distributed special collections.
Mr Shane Carmody, Senior Development Manager
Mr Shane Carmody
Senior Development Manager
Advancement, The University of Melbourne
**Shane Carmody** is a historian with a great love of Libraries and Archives. He has worked for the National Archives, the State Library of Victoria and is currently Development Manager at the University of Melbourne Library. He has published on the history of Libraries and collections and presented at many conferences. Shane holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours with a double major in History and Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto.
Professor Wallace Kirsop, Monash University
Professor Wallace Kirsop
Wallace Kirsop is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University (where he started teaching in 1962). He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Baillieu Library at the University of Melbourne. In 1980–1981 he was Sandars Reader in Bibliography at the University of Cambridge. From 1968 till 2002 he was Editor of the Australian Journal of French Studies. His research and publications are largely concerned with bibliography and book history: France from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries; Australia in the nineteenth century. He is Past President of the Victorian Branch of the Book Collectors’ Society of Australia and has contributed fifteen substantial articles to the fivevolume series of Australian Book Collectors edited by Charles Stitz between 2010 and 2016.
Dr Colin Barr, Senior Lecturer in History
Dr Colin Barr
Senior Lecturer in History
University of Aberdeen
Colin Barr is the author of The European Culture Wars in Ireland: The Callan Schools Affair, 18681880 (2010) and Paul Cullen, John Henry Newman, and the Catholic University of Ireland, 18451865 (2003), and the editor (with Hilary M. Carey) of Religion and Greater Ireland: Christianity and Irish Global Networks, 17501850 (2016) and (with Michele Finelli and Anne O’Connor) Nation/ Nazione: Irish Nationalism and the Italian Risorgimento (2014). His most recent book is Ireland’s Empire: The Roman Catholic Church in the Englishspeaking world, 18301914, which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. He has held academic appointments in Ireland and the United States, is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and has been a visiting fellow at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He is presently Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
Dr Catherine Kovesi, University of Melbourne
Dr Catherine Kovesi
University of Melbourne
Catherine Kovesi is an historian at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on early modern Italy, and on Australian religious history, especially of women religious. She wrote the first biography of Ursula Frayne (1996), a history of Urusla Frayne Catholic College in Western Australia (1999), and a substantial history of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and Tahiti (2008), now in its second edition (2010). She has completed consultancy work for several religious orders, including the report placing the archives of the Academy of Mary Immaculate on Nicholson Street on the list of Heritage Victoria; the project to establish an Interpretive Centre in the former convent site of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Abbotsford, Victoria; and also a project to memorialize the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in New Zealand. She has long championed the need to highlight the important role played by women religious in the social and cultural history of Australia.
Dr Max Vodola, University of Divinity
Dr Max Vodola
University of Divinity
Fr Max Vodola is a priest of the archdiocese of Melbourne, lecturer in Church History at Catholic Theological College, East Melbourne (University of Divinity) and Chairman on the Melbourne Diocesan Historical Commission.
Associate Professor Peter Cunich, University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor Peter Cunich
University of Hong Kong
Peter Cunich is associate professor in History at the University of Hong Kong, where he has been teaching early modern European history for twentyfive years. His primary areas of research are Tudor state finance and the history of latemedieval English monasticism, but he has also written widely on the history of higher education, and modern British missionary activity in East Asia and Australia. He is currently working on a biography of Archbishop Roger Bede Vaughan of Sydney.