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

U.S. Catholic Historian
Future Issue:
Aesthetics: Art, Architecture, and Music

For more than thirty-five years the U.S. Catholic Historian has published theme-based issues relevant to the history of American Catholicism. An upcoming issue will address the theme of Aesthetics: Art, Architecture, and Music. Contributions could include, but are not limited to, historical studies of the following:

  • U.S. Catholic painters, sculptors, composers, etc.
  • Religiously-themed or inspired aesthetics and its impact on American Catholic life.
  • The building, design, and ornamentation of U.S. Catholic cathedrals, churches, and schools.
  • Catholic organizations and publications supporting the arts, including Liturgical Arts and Catholic Art Quarterly, etc.
  • Formulation, implementation, or response to liturgical, ecclesial, or architectural directives, i.e., the U.S. Bishops’ “Environment and Art in Catholic Worship” (1978), “Built of Living Stones” (2000), etc.
  • Art and music education and training in American Catholic schools and institutions.

Scholars considering a submission are asked to contact the editor, Fr. David Endres at before preparing a contribution. Approximate length is 7,000-10,000 words. We ask for submissions by February 1, 2021 and look forward to hearing from potential contributors.

Fr. David Endres
Editor, U.S. Catholic Historian