Call for Papers
ACHA 104th Annual Meeting
January 4-6, 2024
San Francisco 2024
Call for Proposals

Submission deadline: March 24, 2023

The American Catholic Historical Association invites submissions on any topic relevant to the study of Catholicism for its annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, January 4-6, 2024.

We are pleased to be convening on the West Coast again, inviting us to examine Catholicism from a different vantage point. As California’s history reveals, Catholicism has shaped and been shaped by missionary exploration and colonial empire; movement and migrations that have brought together diverse peoples and cultures; and global patterns that steer our attention southward to Central and South America eastward to the Pacific and Asia.

Encouraged topics:

  • West Coast and Pacific Rim Catholicism
  • Latino/a Catholicism and Asian American Catholicism
  • Global Catholicism, Catholic Colonialism, and Catholic Empires
  • Catholic Labor and Social Activism
  • Catholicism and the Environment
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Antiquity, Medieval, and Pre-modern Catholicism

We welcome proposals that depart from the traditional paper session format, including roundtables, book discussions, and site visits. For these proposals, please use our non-traditional form. 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 generational diversity and professional appointment diversity (including graduate students, contingent faculty, independent scholars, and those employed outside the traditional academy).

The deadline for submissions is March 24, 2023

Use this option to submit one single paper. It can have multiple authors.

A panel consists of multiple papers on a common theme.

Anything else. E.g., site visits, book discussions, film screenings.