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Registration is now open for our Annual Meeting, to be held January 6-8, 2022

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Our spring meeting will be held April 22-23, 2022. The deadline for paper submissions is January 10, 2022.

2022 Annual Meeting in New Orleans

Our 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in person in New Orleans January 6-8, 2022.

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


Get the Word Out: Advertise in Our New Orleans 2022 Program

Reserve your space in our new high-quality, full-color Annual Meeting program. Submission deadline is Dec. 3


ACHA Announces Recipients of 2021 Awards of Distinction

Rev. Kevin P. Spicer, CSC, (distinguished scholarship); Rev. Steven Avella (distinguished teaching), and the Cushwa Center are honored for their extraordinary contribution to the field of Catholic studies.


Theresa Keeley Awarded 2021 Shea Book Prize

Keeley’s Reagan’s Gun-Toting Nuns: The Catholic Conflict Over Cold War Human Rights Policy in Central America receives the the prize that honors the book that has “made the most original and distinguished contribution to the history of the Catholic Church.”


Hannah Marcus Receives 2021 Marraro Prize

Marcus receives the book prize in Italian history for “an unexpected discovery of how the censorship process, expurgating books and licensing readers, contributed to the professionalization of medical science and practice.”


Richard T. Yoder Awarded 2021 Peter Guilday Prize

“From the Dove to the Eagle: Jansenist Visual Culture Between Piety and Polemic”was published in the Fall 2021 issue of the Catholic Historical Review.


Glauco Schettini Receives 2021 Ellis Award

The Fordham Ph.D. student is honored for his in-progress dissertation, “The Catholic Counter-Revolution: A Global Intellectual History, 1780s-1840s”


ACHA Honors Two With Presidential Graduate Student Travel Grants

Sean Jacobson (Loyola University Chicago) and Sofía Maurette (University of Maryland) were recognized for their outstanding papers that will be presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting. The grant will be used to fund travel to New Orleans.


ACHA Announces 2021 Election Results

Incoming vice president Michael Pasquier leads the slate of officers who will begin their terms in January.

Calls for Submissions

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

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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.”