Call for Papers:
2022 Spring Meeting in Scranton
The ACHA will host its Spring Meeting at the University of Scranton on April 22 and 23, 2022. Submission deadline is January 10, 2022.

2021 ACHA

Online voting for ACHA offices runs October 8-20. Meet the candidates and learn how to vote.

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


In Memoriam: Dr. Terence J. Fay, S.J.

The Jesuit priest and renowned scholar of Canadian Catholic history was a longtime ACHA member and leader of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association. He died Sept. 5 in Pickering, Ont. at age 89.


ACHA Forms Partnership With H-Catholic

ACHA officially teams with the interdisciplinary forum for scholars, and seeks members to contribute their expertise on Catholic studies to the 200,000-member-strong community.


ACHA Statement on the Discovery of Unmarked Graves at Canadian Residential Schools

The ACHA has issued a statement on the recent discovery of unmarked graves at Canadian residential schools located on First Nations lands in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

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.”