ACHA 102nd ANNUAL MEETING  •  January 6-8, 2022
New Orleans 2022

Call for non-traditional presentations and activities: The American Catholic Historical Association invites proposals for non-traditional activities and presentations on any topic relevant to the study of Catholicism for its annual meeting in New Orleans, LA, January 6-8, 2022. In the past, such activities have included site visits and book discussions, but we encourage novel proposals that depart from tradition.

Please also consider submissions that demonstrate disciplinary and/or methodological diversity, including panels comprised of scholars outside the field of history who understand history as relevant to their discipline. Finally, we strongly encourage panels that reflect both generational diversity and diversity of professional appointment (including graduate students, contingent faculty, independent scholars, and those employed outside the traditional academy).

Submission deadline: March 16, 2021

Point of Contact


Professor Anthony B. Smith
Department of Religious Studies
University of Dayton

Submission Form

  • Your name as it should appear in our program. Include titles, initials, suffixes, etc., if desired. CO-AUTHORED PAPERS: If your submission is being organized by more than one person, list each person in the order that he/she should be credited.
  • e.g., University of California, Los Angeles; freelance editor; Archives of the Archdiocese of New York
  • Tell us the activity you are proposing. For example, "A site visit to the university archives," or "A book panel" on a specific title.

    Be concise. Describe only the type of of activity you're proposing. You'll give us the substantive details in the prospectus section below. (50 words maximum.)
  • A working title is acceptable.
  • Please select the general discipline your panel covers. Select the "Other" category only if your panel falls completely outside the scope of the categories listed.
  • Please paste a brief (600 words maximum) summary of your proposed activity, and a list of participants. Our system will not accept summaries more than 600 words.
  • Please upload your CV in PDF or DOC format. One page maximum.
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf.
  • Regretfully, due to AHA policy, the ACHA cannot provide support for audiovisual equipment for presentations. If you absolutely require A/V equipment, you must present as a joint panel with the AHA, and have the AHA furnish the AV equipment.
  • All those appearing on the ACHA program must be members of the ACHA, although membership is not required to submit a proposal. In addition, all presenters must be registered for the AHA annual conference.