The John Gilmary
Shea Prize

Shea Prize Submissions

The John Gilmary Shea Prize is given annually to the author of a book, published during a preceding twelve-month period, which is judged by a committee of experts to have made the most original and distinguished contribution to knowledge of the history of the Catholic Church. Full information about the prize is available here.

Submission deadline: July 1, 2020 

To enter a book, you must:

  1. Complete the submission form below;
  2. Send three hard copies of the book to the judges on the prize committee via postal mail:


You may apply for the Shea Prize before we announce the chair. Please check back often so that you will know whom to mail the third copy of your book to.


Una Cadegan
Department of History
University of Dayton
Humanities 400
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 – 1540



A. Katie Stirling-Harris
SSH 3233
Davis, CA 95616

Submission Form

  • Please fill out this field whether you are submitting a book you have written or a book written by someone else.
  • If you have any notes, comments, or messages, please include them here.