Join us April 17-18 at the University of Scranton for the 2020 ACHA Spring Meeting. The call for papers is open through February 3.

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.


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Calendar Deadlines & Events

Spring Meeting paper submission deadline

Last day to submit papers, panel, and roundtable proposals for the 2020 Spring Meeting in Scranton

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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: Winter 2019

A look ahead at the Annual Meeting in New York; the Association’s new fundraising campaign for young scholars; and a fast-approaching deadline for the Spring Meeting’s the call for papers.

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ACHA News & Announcements


ACHA Announces 2019 Award Recipients

The American Catholic Historical Association is pleased to announce the winners of our 2019 prizes and awards.


2019 Election Results Announced

Dr. Brenna Moore of Fordham University, who will serve as vice president next year, heads the class of incoming officers.


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.

Calls for Submissions

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


ACHA Spring Meeting 2020: Call for Proposals Open Through February 3

The ACHA is accepting paper, panel, and roundtable proposals for its 2020 Spring Meeting in Scranton.

Submission deadline: February 3, 2020


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.