Call for Papers
ACHA 104th Annual Meeting
January 4-6, 2024
San Francisco 2024

Native American Boarding Schools & Religious Archives

A brief resource guide from Native American and Catholic archivists.

Catholic Historical Review

The CHR is the official organ of the ACHA. Members have unlimited access to the electronic version and its full archives.

NEH-Sharp Grant Conference
March 24-25, 2023
Via Zoom + in person in Tuscon, Arizona
Accessibility, Archives, and Native American Boarding Schools: Pathways for Catholic History

ACHA News & Announcements


AHA Submission Deadline for Annual Meeting Extended to March 6

The American Historical Association has extended its submission deadline to March 6. The deadline for submissions to the ACHA remains March 15.


Native American Boarding School Project Update: Individual Grants Awarded to Scholars

The ACHA has begun awarding of individual grants as part of its project to reckon with the history of the Catholic Church’s involvement with Native American boarding schools. Learn about the recipients and their work.


Margaret Meserve Receives Marraro Prize for Papal Bull: Print, Politics, and Propaganda in Renaissance Rome

Meserve’s work examines the publication of news, information, propaganda, and disinformation in Rome in the first decades after the arrival of print


Richard Yoder Receives 2022 John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award

Ph.D. candidate in History at Penn State University honored for his queer analysis of the 18th-century convulsionnaires.


A Conversation with Davis Prize Recipient Julia Gaffield

The Cushwa Center talks with the William & Mary professor about her winning work, Abandoned Faithful: Race and International Law in the Aftermath of the Haitian Revolution.

Calendar Deadlines & Events

2024 Annual Meeting proposal deadline

The ACHA invites submissions on any topic relevant to the study of Catholicism for its annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, January 4-6, 2024.

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Accessibility, Archives, and Native American Boarding Schools: Pathways for Catholic History

Two-day hybrid conference on Native American Boarding Schools and the recorded legacy of the Catholic Church in their operation, roughly from 1819 to 1969.

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Shea Prize deadline

The Shea Prize honors a book that has made the most “original and distinguished contribution” to the history of the Catholic Church. Any book with a 2022 imprint date is eligible.

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Ellis Dissertation Award deadline

The Ellis Dissertation Award is awarded to a doctoral student in the field of Catholic Studies with a promising but not-yet-completed dissertation.

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Marraro Prize deadline

The Marraro Prize honors a book or article on Italian or Italo-American history or relations.

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Davis Prize Deadline

The Cyprian Davis Prize recognizes works in progress that promise to make significant contributions to the study of the Black Catholic experience in North America and the Caribbean from the colonial period to the 20th century.

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Calls for Submissions

Submission opportunities from around the field of Catholic Studies. Conferences, journals, awards, and more.

Call for Submissions

Virginia Museum of History & Culture Opens Applications for Research Fellowships

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is accepting applications for research fellowships of up to three weeks a year to promote the interpretation of Virginia and access to its collections with a weekly stipend of $1,000 and $500 for local mileage.

Application deadline:  January 27, 2023.

Call for SubmissionsNews

Call for Papers: U.S. Catholic Historian’s ‘U.S. Catholic Historiography’ Issue

Upcoming issue will examine U.S. Catholic historiography.

Submission deadline: November 1, 2022

Announcements in Catholic History

The Archivist’s Nook: Christopher J. Kauffman – American Catholic Historian

From the CUA University Libraries blog: Tricia Pyne takes a look at the life and scholarship of Christopher J. Kauffman, a giant in the field of Catholic studies, whose career spanned generations. After his death in 2018, the ACHA established an award in his honor, which is currently in the process of being endowed.

Trailer: Revolution of The Heart: The Dorothy Day Story

A new film on Dorothy Day coming to Public Television in March 2020. This film will be featured on a panel at the November meeting of the American Academy of Religion.

‘Catholic School 1960’ Chronicles Pre-Vatican II Parochial School

A website compiled by a small team of researchers documenting a Brooklyn parochial school that the authors describe as “representative of lots of parochial schools in the years just before the Second Vatican Council.”