The surge of media coverage on religion and politics has been a boon for public scholarship. But what roles are available to historians, and can media engagement open up new possibilities for the critical study of American Catholic history? The authors on this roundtable will reflect on their own scholarly engagements with television, podcasts, documentaries, newspapers, and social media.
Panelists include:
Anthea Butler
Peter Cajka
Nicole Hemmer
Kaya Oakes
Michael Pasquier
Brian Clites

Statement on Racism
and Complicity

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

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Appeal for the Christopher J. Kauffman Prize in U.S. Catholic History

New prize will be recognize monographs that provide new and/or challenging insights to the study of U.S. Catholic history.

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ACHA Announces Plans for 2020-21 Academic Year

Annual meeting in Seattle is canceled; alternative programming being planned.


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The ACHA has issued a statement condemning racism and supporting non-violent protest in the face of the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other African Americans.

Calls for Submissions

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

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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.