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;  to hear Alison talking about this book, please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd75FINhmc0&t=19s.

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]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2004) Maria Craciun, Ividiu Ghitta and Graeme Murdock (eds), Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe (Aldershot 2002), Sobornost, 26, no. 2 (2004).
Alison Forrestal (2004) Maria Craciun, Ividiu Ghitta and Graeme Murdock (eds), Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe (Aldershot 2002), Sobornost, 26, no. 2 (2004). Book Review [Details]
(2005) Barbara Diefendorf, From Penitence to Charity. Pious Women and the Catholic Reformation in Paris (Oxford 2004), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 56, no. 3 (2005).
Alison Forrestal (2005) Barbara Diefendorf, From Penitence to Charity. Pious Women and the Catholic Reformation in Paris (Oxford 2004), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 56, no. 3 (2005). Book Review [Details]
(2005) P. Dieudonné, La Paix Clémentine. Défaite et victoire du premier jansénisme français sous le pontificat de Clément IX (1667-1669) (Louvain 2003), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 56, no. 1 (2005).
Alison Forrestal (2005) P. Dieudonné, La Paix Clémentine. Défaite et victoire du premier jansénisme français sous le pontificat de Clément IX (1667-1669) (Louvain 2003), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 56, no. 1 (2005). Book Review [Details]
(2006) Michael Carroll, Irish Pilgrimage: Holy Wells and Popular Catholic Devotion (Baltimore and London 1999), Journal of Religious History (2006).
Alison Forrestal (2006) Michael Carroll, Irish Pilgrimage: Holy Wells and Popular Catholic Devotion (Baltimore and London 1999), Journal of Religious History (2006). Book Review [Details]
(2006) Barry Coward and Julian Swann (eds), Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theory in Early Modern Europe (Aldershot and Burlington, Vt 2004), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 57, no. 2 (2006).
Alison Forrestal (2006) Barry Coward and Julian Swann (eds), Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theory in Early Modern Europe (Aldershot and Burlington, Vt 2004), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 57, no. 2 (2006). Book Review [Details]
(2006) Will Coster and Andrew Spicer (eds), Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe, Renaissance Studies, 20, no. 4 (2006).
Alison Forrestal (2006) Will Coster and Andrew Spicer (eds), Sacred Space in Early Modern Europe, Renaissance Studies, 20, no. 4 (2006). Book Review [Details]
(2006) Bernard Pujo, Vincent de Paul. The Trailblazer, trans. Gertrud Graubart Champe (Notre Dame, Ind 2003), French History, 20, no. 4 (2006).
Alison Forrestal (2006) Bernard Pujo, Vincent de Paul. The Trailblazer, trans. Gertrud Graubart Champe (Notre Dame, Ind 2003), French History, 20, no. 4 (2006). Book Review [Details]
(2007) Susan E. Dinan, Women and Poor Relief in Seventeenth-Century France. The Early History of the Daughters of Charity (Aldershot 2006), Catholic Historical Review, 93 (2007).
Alison Forrestal (2007) Susan E. Dinan, Women and Poor Relief in Seventeenth-Century France. The Early History of the Daughters of Charity (Aldershot 2006), Catholic Historical Review, 93 (2007). Book Review [Details]
(2007) Raymond Gillespie, Seventeenth-Century Ireland. Making Ireland Modern (Dublin 2006), Journal of the Galway Archeological and Historical Society, 59 (2007).
Alison Forrestal (2007) Raymond Gillespie, Seventeenth-Century Ireland. Making Ireland Modern (Dublin 2006), Journal of the Galway Archeological and Historical Society, 59 (2007). Book Review [Details]
(2007) J. Michael Hayden and Malcolm R. Greenshields, 600 Years of Reform. Bishops and the French Church, 1190-1789 (Montreal and Kingston 2005), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 58, no.2 (2007).
Alison Forrestal (2007) J. Michael Hayden and Malcolm R. Greenshields, 600 Years of Reform. Bishops and the French Church, 1190-1789 (Montreal and Kingston 2005), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 58, no.2 (2007). Book Review [Details]
(2009) Benoist Pierre, Le Père Joseph. L’Éminence grise de Richelieu (Paris 2007), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 59, no. 3 (2009).
Alison Forrestal (2009) Benoist Pierre, Le Père Joseph. L’Éminence grise de Richelieu (Paris 2007), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 59, no. 3 (2009). Book Review [Details]
(2007) Eric Nelson, The Jesuits and the Monarchy. Catholic Reform and Political Authority in France (1590-1615) (Aldershot 2005), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 58, no. 2 (2007).
Alison Forrestal (2007) Eric Nelson, The Jesuits and the Monarchy. Catholic Reform and Political Authority in France (1590-1615) (Aldershot 2005), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 58, no. 2 (2007). Book Review [Details]
(2008) Michael Wintroub, A Savage Mirror: Power, Identity, and Knowledge in Early Modern France (Stanford 2006), Sixteenth-Century Journal, xxxix, no. 1 (2008).
Alison Forrestal (2008) Michael Wintroub, A Savage Mirror: Power, Identity, and Knowledge in Early Modern France (Stanford 2006), Sixteenth-Century Journal, xxxix, no. 1 (2008). Book Review [Details]
(2008) Jacqueline Lalouette (ed.), L’Hôpital entre religions et laïcité du Moyen Âge à nos jours (Paris 2006), Catholic Historical Review, 94 (2008).
Alison Forrestal (2008) Jacqueline Lalouette (ed.), L’Hôpital entre religions et laïcité du Moyen Âge à nos jours (Paris 2006), Catholic Historical Review, 94 (2008). Book Review [Details]
(2009) John Paul MacDonald (ed. and trans.), Jean Mabillon, Treatise on Monastic Studies (Lanham, ML 2004), Journal of Religious History, 34, no 1 (2009).
Alison Forrestal (2009) John Paul MacDonald (ed. and trans.), Jean Mabillon, Treatise on Monastic Studies (Lanham, ML 2004), Journal of Religious History, 34, no 1 (2009). Book Review [Details]
(2012) Karen E. Carter, Creating Catholics. Catechism and Primary Education in Early Modern France (Notre Dame, Ind. 2011), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 63 no 3 (2012).
Alison Forrestal (2012) Karen E. Carter, Creating Catholics. Catechism and Primary Education in Early Modern France (Notre Dame, Ind. 2011), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 63 no 3 (2012). Book Review [Details]
(2013) Anthony Wright, The Divisions of French Catholicism, 1629-1645. ‘The Parting of the Ways’ (Farnham 2011), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 64, no 1 (2013).
Alison Forrestal (2013) Anthony Wright, The Divisions of French Catholicism, 1629-1645. ‘The Parting of the Ways’ (Farnham 2011), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 64, no 1 (2013). Book Review [Details]
(2016) Véronique Beaulande-Barraud and Martine Charageat (eds), Les Officialités dans l’Europe medieval et modern. Des tribunaux pour une société chrétienne. Actes du colloque international organize par le Centre d’études et de recherché en histoire culturelle (CERHiC-EA2616) (Troyes, 27-29 mai 2010), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 67, no 1 (2016).
Alison Forrestal (2016) Véronique Beaulande-Barraud and Martine Charageat (eds), Les Officialités dans l’Europe medieval et modern. Des tribunaux pour une société chrétienne. Actes du colloque international organize par le Centre d’études et de recherché en histoire culturelle (CERHiC-EA2616) (Troyes, 27-29 mai 2010), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 67, no 1 (2016). Book Review [Details]
(2013) Jennifer Maria DeSilva (ed.), Episcopal Reform and Politics in Early Modern Europe (Kirksville, MO 2012), Renaissance Quarterly, 66, no. 3 (2013).
Forrestal, A (2013) Jennifer Maria DeSilva (ed.), Episcopal Reform and Politics in Early Modern Europe (Kirksville, MO 2012), Renaissance Quarterly, 66, no. 3 (2013). Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2011) Patrick Petot, Alain de Solminihac (1593-1659). Reformer Prelate of the Abbaye de Chancelade of the Cahors Bishopric (Turnhout 2009), Catholic Historical Review, 97, no 2 (2011).
Alison Forrestal (2011) Patrick Petot, Alain de Solminihac (1593-1659). Reformer Prelate of the Abbaye de Chancelade of the Cahors Bishopric (Turnhout 2009), Catholic Historical Review, 97, no 2 (2011). Book Review [Details]
(2011) Allan Tulchin, That Men Would Praise the Lord. The Triumph of Protestantism in Nîmes, 1530-1570 (Oxford 2010), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 62 (2011).
Alison Forrestal (2011) Allan Tulchin, That Men Would Praise the Lord. The Triumph of Protestantism in Nîmes, 1530-1570 (Oxford 2010), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 62 (2011). Book Review [DOI] [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