Dr Alison Forrestal

PHD

Contact Details

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer
History Dept
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5629
E: alison.forrestal@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Research Interests

Alison's interests lie in early modern Europe, particularly seventeenth-century France, and in the history of early modern Catholic culture and society. Her current writing focuses on the career of Vincent de Paul and the development of the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists) within the Catholic reform movement of seventeenth-century France.  She recently published The Frontiers of Mission: Perspectives on Early Modern Missionary Catholicism (ed. with Sean Smith) (Brill, 2016), and her monograph, Vincent de Paul, the Lazarist Mission, and French Catholic Reform, is in production with Oxford University Press.  It will appear in 2017.

Alison would welcome enquiries from those interested in postgraduate research on seventeenth-century France, and/or the history of the Catholic church and Catholic religion and culture in early modern Europe.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
IRCHSS ALISON FORRESTAL VINCENT DE PAUL THE MAKING 01-SEP-09 30-SEP-10
MF06P61 VINCENT DE PAUL AND HIS COMMUNITIES A FORR 09-APR-07 01-SEP-10

Books

  Year Publication
(2004) Fathers, Pastors and Kings: Visions of Episcopacy in Seventeenth-Century France.
Forrestal, A. (2004) Fathers, Pastors and Kings: Visions of Episcopacy in Seventeenth-Century France. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(1998) Catholic Synods in Ireland, 1600-1690.
Forrestal, A. (1998) Catholic Synods in Ireland, 1600-1690. : Four Courts Press Dublin. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2016) The Frontiers of Mission: Perspectives on Early Modern Missionary Catholicism.
Alison Forrestal and Sean Smith (Ed.). (2016) The Frontiers of Mission: Perspectives on Early Modern Missionary Catholicism. Leiden: Brill. [Details]
(2009) Politics and Religion in Early Bourbon France.
Alison Forrestal and Eric Nelson (Ed.). (2009) Politics and Religion in Early Bourbon France Politics and Religion in Early Bourbon France. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Slavery on the Frontier: The Report of a French Missionary on Mid-Seventeenth-Century Tunis'
Alison Forrestal (with Felicia Rosu) (2012) 'Slavery on the Frontier: The Report of a French Missionary on Mid-Seventeenth-Century Tunis'. Reformation And Renaissance Review, 14 (2):170-211 [Details]
(2010) 'Venues for Clerical Formation in Catholic Reformation Paris: Vincent de Paul and the Tuesday Conference and Company'
Alison Forrestal (2010) 'Venues for Clerical Formation in Catholic Reformation Paris: Vincent de Paul and the Tuesday Conference and Company'. Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, 38 :44-60 [Details]
(2009) 'Irish Entrants to the Congregation of the Mission, 1625-60'
Forrestal, A. (2009) 'Irish Entrants to the Congregation of the Mission, 1625-60'. Archivium Hibernicum, 62 :37-79 [Details]
(2009) 'Vincent de Paul: The Principles and Practices of Government, 1625-60'
Forrestal, A. (2009) 'Vincent de Paul: The Principles and Practices of Government, 1625-60'. Vincentian Heritage, :50-67 [Details]
(2008) 'Vincent de Paul as Mentor'
Forrestal, A. (2008) 'Vincent de Paul as Mentor'. Vincentian Heritage, :7-16 [Details]
(2005) 'Migrations of Martyrdom in the Post-Reformation Era: The Bishop in Seventeenth-Century France'
Alison Forrestal (2005) 'Migrations of Martyrdom in the Post-Reformation Era: The Bishop in Seventeenth-Century France'. The Seventeenth Century, [Details]
(2004) 'Revisiting Sacred Propaganda: The Holy Bishop in the Seventeenth-Century Jansenist Quarrel'
Forrestal, A. (2004) 'Revisiting Sacred Propaganda: The Holy Bishop in the Seventeenth-Century Jansenist Quarrel'. Reformation and Renaissance Review, :7-35 [Details]
(2003) ''Making Bishops in Tridentine France: The Episcopal Ideal of Jean-Pierre Camus''
Forrestal, A. (2003) ''Making Bishops in Tridentine France: The Episcopal Ideal of Jean-Pierre Camus''. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY, 54 (2):254-277 [Details]
(2002) 'Fathers, Leaders, Kings: Episcopacy and Episcopal Reform in the Seventeenth-Century French School''
Forrestal, A. (2002) 'Fathers, Leaders, Kings: Episcopacy and Episcopal Reform in the Seventeenth-Century French School''. THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, 17 (1):24-47 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Re-thinking Missionary Catholicism for the Early Modern Era'
Alison Forrestal (with Sean Smith) (2016) 'Re-thinking Missionary Catholicism for the Early Modern Era' In: The Frontiers of Mission: Perspectives on Early Modern Catholicism. Leiden: Brill. [Details]
(2013) 'Catholic Missionaries in a Territory of Reunion: The French Crown and the Congregation of the Mission in Sedan, 1642-57'
Alison Forrestal (2013) 'Catholic Missionaries in a Territory of Reunion: The French Crown and the Congregation of the Mission in Sedan, 1642-57' In: Frontiers and Borders in Early Modern Europe. Hannover: Wehrhahn. [Details]
(2012) 'Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Ireland: Vincent de Paul’s Missionaries in Munster'
Salvador Ryan and Brendan Leahy (2012) 'Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Ireland: Vincent de Paul’s Missionaries in Munster' In: Treasures of Irish Christianity. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]
(2009) 'Vincent de Paul: Formation and Leadership amongst Catholic Dévots'
Forrestal, A. (2009) 'Vincent de Paul: Formation and Leadership amongst Catholic Dévots' In: After the League: Politics and Religion in Early Bourbon France. Basingstoke. [Details]
(2008) 'The Church in the Tridentine and Early Modern Eras'
Gerard Mannion and Lewis Mudge (2008) 'The Church in the Tridentine and Early Modern Eras' In: The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2009) 'Introduction'
Forrestal, A. Eric Nelson (2009) 'Introduction' In: After the League: Politics and Religion in Early Bourbon France. Basingstoke. [Details]

Dictionary Entry

  Year Publication
(2004) Terence O’Brien (New Dictionary of National Biography).
Forrestal, A. (2004) Terence O’Brien (New Dictionary of National Biography). Dictionary Entry [Details]
(2004) Roche MacGeoghegan (New Dictionary of National Biography).
Forrestal, A. (2004) Roche MacGeoghegan (New Dictionary of National Biography). Dictionary Entry [Details]

Online Database

  Year Publication
Vincentian Missionaries in Seventeenth-century Europe and Africa: A Digital Edition of Sources from the Vatican Archives.
Alison Forrestal, Felicia Rosu, Therese Peeters and Wouter Kreuze Vincentian Missionaries in Seventeenth-century Europe and Africa: A Digital Edition of Sources from the Vatican Archives. Online Database [Details]

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Ultan Lally Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor