ACHA 103rd ANNUAL MEETING  •  January 5-7, 2023
Philadelphia 2023

2022 ACHA
Election

Voting has ended and the ACHA is excited to welcome its incoming officers: Anthony Smith, Tuan Hoang, Karen Park, Sofia Maurette.

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.

Calendar Deadlines & Events

Cyprian Davis Prize application deadline

Established in 2020 in partnership with the Cushwa Center at the University of Notre Dame, the Davis Prize recognizes works in progress that promise to make significant contributions to the study of the Black Catholic experience.

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ACHA News & Announcements

News

Dr. Caroline Walker Bynum Receives 2022 Distinguished Scholar Award

Dr. Bynum is a groundbreaking scholar, whose work has profoundly transformed our understanding of the depth and complexity of religious ideas from antiquity to the sixteenth century.

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Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren Receives 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award

At every level, from the undergraduate classroom and Ph.D. mentoring at the University of Iowa, Nabhan-Warren’s generous, joyful encouragement of scholars of Catholicism making their way in the field is a gift to scholars of Catholicism.

News

Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana Receives 2022 Distinguished Service Award

For over five decades, the IBCS has provided truly extraordinary historical, theological and pastoral training in Black Catholic Studies to the Black Catholic Community, the broader Church, the scholarly community and the wider public.

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Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Shelley, Leading Chronicler of New York Catholic History, Dies at 85

The Archdiocese of New York announced the death of the longtime Fordham professor and ACHA member.

News

2022 Election Results

The ACHA welcomes its incoming officers: Vice President Anthony Smith, Executive Council Members Tuan Hoang and Karen Park, and Grad Student Rep Sofia Maurette.

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.

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.”