Dr Rose Luminiello
After completing a MSc Modern British and Irish History at the University of Edinburgh in 2014 where her disssertation focused on the global networks and social mobility of Irish women religious, Rose came to the University of Aberdeen to write her PhD History under the supervision of Prof. Robert I. Frost and Prof. Michael Brown. Her dissertation titled 'Confronting Modernity: Leo XIII, "Rerum Novarum", and the Catholic Church in Ulster and Prussian Poland, 1878-1914', was funded by the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society, and Rule of Law (CISRUL). Since completing her PhD, Rose has returned to the History of Women Religious in her postdoctoral position on a co-funded project with the Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen and the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame. This ongoing project is titled 'Irish Women Religious in the Anglophone World, 1840-1950', and is led by Prof. Kathleen Sprows Cummings (Cushwa Center) and Prof. Michael Brown (RIISS), with Dr. Colin Barr (RIISS).
- PhD History2019 - University of AberdeenDissertation Title: Confronting Modernity: Leo XIII, 'Rerum Novarum', and the Catholic Church in Ireland and Prussian Poland, 1878-1914. Funded by the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society, and Rule of Law (CISRUL).
- MSc Modern British and Irish History2014 - University of EdinburghSt. Brigid's Missionary College and the effects of Irish Catholic Religious Sisters in the Irish Spiritual Empire and Diasporas.
Prizes and Awards
Comparative Statecraft and Constitutional Thought Studentship, Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law, University of Aberdeen, 2015-2019.
Peter D’Agostino Research Travel Grant,Cushwa Center for the Study of AmericanCatholicism, University of Notre Dame, 2019.
Past President’s Prize for Best Graduate Paper: “Irish Women’s Social Mobility in the Nineteenth Century”, American Conference for Irish Studies, 2016.
Postgraduate Research Grant, Royal Historical Society, 2016.
Santander Mobility Award, University of Aberdeen and Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewiczaw Poznaniu, 2016.
My research interests are broad ranging, but I am particularly interested in demonstrating how the groups we usually divide into sub-disciplines of history intersect with each other, and how each historical grouping develops in contact with one another. My primary interests and experiences are in the fields of: intellectual history; political history; social history; ecclesiastical history; papal history; 19th Century Theology; neo-Thomism; Catholic social action; Catholic lay action; modern Irish history; British Imperial history; diasporic studies; Polish history; women's history and the history of women religious.
- Comparative Politics
- Irish History
- History of Religions
- Intellectual History
- Polish Studies
My recently completed PhD project was titled "Confronting Modernity: Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum, and the Catholic Church in Ireland and Prussian Poland, 1878-1914". While I'm completing further research on this topic for a manuscript, I am also working as a Research Fellow on the co-sponsored project with the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen and the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, titled "Irish Women Religious in the Anglophone World, 1840-1950". This project focuses on contributing to the field of the history of women religious through studying their work in missions, diasporas, and migrant communities abroad and how such work shaped new national identities and political ideas, as well as how women religious often provided the first education, healthcare, and social care to developing societies abroad.
More on this collaborative project can be found here.
PhD Dissertation: Confronting Modernity: Leo XIII, 'Rerum Novarum', and the Catholic Church in Ireland and Prussian Poland, 1878-1914. Supervised by Prof. Robert I. Frost, FBA, FRSE, and Prof Michael Brown. Funded by the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society, and the Rule of Law's (CISRUL) Studentship for Comparative Statecraft and Constitutional Thought at the University of Aberdeen (2019).
MSc Dissertation: St. Brigid's Missionary College and the effects of Irish Catholic Religious Sisters in the Irish Spiritual Empire and Diasporas. Supervised by Prof. Enda Delaney, University of Edinburgh (2014).
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Engaging Authority: Citizenship and Political CommunityRowman & Littlefield. 232 pagesBooks and Reports: Books
‘Ireland is Not Going to Take Her Orders From Rome’: Leo XIII, Thomism, and the Irish political imaginationHistory of European Ideas, vol. 46, no. 7, pp. 964-981Contributions to Journals: Articles
Review: Ethan H. Shagan. The Birth of Modern Belief: Faith and Judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Princeton University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv + 385.Newman Studies JournalContributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Review: Brian Titley, Into Silence and Servitude: How American Girls Became Nuns, 1945-1965, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017. £27.99, ISBN-10: 0773551417, pp. xvi + 281.Women's History (Journal of the Women's History Network)Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Review: Irish Education and Catholic Emancipation, 1791-1831: The Campaigns of Bishop Doyle and Daniel O’Connell by Brian Fleming.Journal of Ecclesiastical History, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 893-894Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Review: The Life and Times of Daniel Murray: Archbishop of Dublin 1823-1852. By Thomas J. Morrissey, SJ. Pp. 288. Dublin: Messenger Publications, 2018. The Life and Career of Archbishop Richard Whately: Ireland, Religion and Reform. By Ciara Boylan.Journal of Ecclesiastical History, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 894-895Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Review: Grave Matters. Death and dying in Dublin, 1500 to the present. Edited by Lisa Marie Griffith and P. Ciarán Wallace.Journal of Ecclesiastical History, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 170Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
'The Leader of the Virgin Choirs of Erin': St Brigid's Missionary College, 1883-1914Ireland in an Imperial World. McMahon, T. G., de Nie, M., Townend, P. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 155-178, 24 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters