The Peter Guilday Prize

The Guilday Prize at a Glance

Please be sure to consult the submission rules and the rest of the information on this page for the full award requirements.
What it is:

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.




$250 + publication in the Catholic Historical Review

Winner announced:

Early 2023


Nelson Minnich, [email protected] 
Editor, Catholic Historical Review

Submission instructions:

Send your manuscript to the editors of the Catholic Historical Review. Please consult the CHR’s style sheet and submission instructions.

Submission deadline: September 1, 2022

About the Guilday Prize

The Peter Guilday Prize is awarded for a manuscript, accepted by the editor of the Catholic Historical Review, that is the author’s first scholarly publication. Entries must be submitted as articles; those received in the editorial office by September 1 of any year will be considered for that year’s prize, the amount of which is $250.

The winning article will be published in the following year. Any author who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is eligible.

Submission Rules

The general rules for submission are:

  1. The manuscript must be the author’s first scholarly publication.
  2. The author must be a permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  3. The manuscript must meet all publication requirements of the Catholic Historical Review.

Submission deadline: September 1, 2022

Past Winners

Year Awardee Work Appears in
2021 Richard T. Yoder “From the Dove to the Eagle: Jansenist Visual Culture Between Piety and Polemic” Catholic Historical Review, Fall 2021
2020 Daniel Thompson “Spaces of Dissent: Violence and Cuban Catholic Resistance, 1959-1961” Catholic Historical Review, Summer 2020
2019 Not awarded
2018 Troy J. Tice “‘Containing Heresy and Errors’: Thomas of Bailly and the Condemned Extracts of the Mirror of Simple Souls” Catholic Historical Review, Autumn 2018
2017 Kathleen Walkowiak “Public Authority and Private Constraints: Eugenius III and the Council of Reims” Catholic Historical Review, Summer 2017
2016 Christopher Riedel, Ph.D. “Praising God Together: Monastic Reformers and Laypeople in Tenth-Century Winchester” Catholic Historical Review, Spring 2016
2015 Scott Berg “Seeing Prussia through Austrian Eyes: The Kölner Ereignis and Its Significance for Church and State in Central Europe” Catholic Historical Review, Winter 2015
2014 Anette Lippold “Sisterly Advice and Eugenic Education: The Katholische Deutsche Frauenbund and German Catholic Marriage Counseling in the 1920s and 1930s” Catholic Historical Review, Winter 2014
2013 Sean Fabun “Catholic Chaplains in the Civil War” Catholic Historical Review, Winter 2013
2012 Julia G. Young “Cristero Diaspora: Mexican Emigrants, the U.S. Catholic Church, and Mexico’s Cristero War, 1926-1929“ Catholic Historical Review, April 2012
2011 Seth Marshall Meehan “From Patriotism to Pluralism: How Catholics Initiated the Repeal of Birth Control Restrictions in Massachusetts” Catholic Historical Review, Summer 2010