The ACHA is proud to announce its Winter Webinar Series. The monthly webinars feature a diverse set of panelists and are free to attend.

Statement on Racism
and Complicity

The ACHA's official statement condemns racism and acknowledges the Church’s "troubled history of complicity in white supremacy."

Catholic Historical Review

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

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ACHA News & Announcements


ACHA Announces 2020 Award Recipients

The American Catholic Historical Association is pleased to announce the first slate of winners of our 2020 prizes and awards.


Catholicism, Public Scholarship, and the 2020 Election

The ACHA’s inaugural webinar, Catholicism, Public Scholarship, and the 2020 Election, was held on October 28, 2020


New Cyprian Davis Prize Recognizes Scholarship on the Black Catholic Experience

Prize celebrating the life and legacy of Father Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., will recognize works in progress that promise to make significant contributions to the study of the Black Catholic experience. The deadline for the 2020 award is December 31.

Calls for Submissions

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

AwardCall for Submissions

New Scholar Essay Prize for Catholic Studies in the Americas at Fordham Curran Center

Current ABD Ph.D. candidates or those with a Ph.D. or Th.D. conferred no earlier than 2014 are eligible for the $1500 prize. 

Submission deadline: February 15, 2021

ArticleCall for Submissions

Call for Papers: U.S. Catholic Historian’s ‘Aesthetics: Art, Architecture, and Music’ Issue

Upcoming issue will examine the relationship of American Catholics and the Church with the arts.

Submission deadline: February 1, 2021

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.