100th Annual Meeting
January 3-5, 2020
New York


Our 100th Annual Meeting, held this year in New York, features 25 panels and events with nearly 100 presenters. Registration deadline is December 17.

Catholic Historical Review

Published continuously since 1915, the CHR is the official organ of the ACHA. Members have unlimited access to the electronic version and its full archives.


Recognizing outstanding scholarship has been one of the ACHA's key missions since its founding in 1919. Learn about our awards and how to apply.

Calendar Deadlines & Events

2019 Elections: Voting ends

Voting closes at 11:59 PM ET.

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100th Annual Meeting in New York

The ACHA holds its Annual Meeting in New York January 3-5, 2020.

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2020 Spring Meeting at University of Scranton

The two-day meeting runs from April 17-18

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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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Shea Prize deadline

The Shea Prize honors a book that has made the most original and distinguished contribution to knowledge of the history of the Catholic Church.

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Guilday Prize deadline

The Guilday Prize honors a manuscript from an author who has not previously been published. The winning manuscript is published in the Catholic Historical Review.

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Kathleen Holscher

ACHA Newsletter: Summer 2019

As summer turns to fall, there is much to report: Registration for the Annual Meeting is open; several award opportunities are open for young members; and our new website is now live.

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ACHA News & Announcements


University of Scranton to Host 2020 Spring Meeting

The meeting will run April 17-18 at the Jesuit university. The call for papers will open later this fall.


Congratulations to the 2019 Graduate Student Summer Research Grant Recipients

The ACHA was honored to fund research and travel for Tim Dulle, Corinne Gressang, Mitchell Oxford, and Cole Voleman.


ACHA Honors Three With 2019 Awards of Distinction

J. Philip Gleason, Fr. Wilson Miscamble, and Fordham University receive 2019 honors from the ACHA.

Calls for Submissions

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


CIHEC Seeks Papers for 2020 Conference in Poland

CIHEC issues three calls for papers on the themes of gender, totalitarianism and religious tolerance, and violence.

Submission deadlines: November 15 and 30, 2019


U.S. Catholic Historian Seeks Articles on U.S. Catholics and Latin America

Editor of the venerable publication seeks 7,000-10,000-word articles on the theme of U.S. Catholics and Latin America: Commemorating the U.S. Churchwomen (1980-2020).”

Submission deadline: May 1, 2020


AHA Pacific Coast Branch 2020 Meeting in Portland: “The Past is Always Present”

The PCB-AHA is seeking submissions for its Annual Meeting to be held August 6-8, 2020 in Portland.

Submission deadline: December 31, 2019


Fordham Announces New Scholar Essay Prize for Catholic Studies in the Americas

The prize for new scholars carries a $1500 purse.

Submission deadline: February 5, 2020

Announcements in Catholic History

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.”

The Catholic News Archive: Three Centuries of Catholic Newspapers

The Catholic Research Resources Alliance has partnered with newspapers and diocesan archives to make available, free of charge, a fully searchable, open repository of historical Catholic news publications.