2022 Spring Meeting
April 22-23
University of Scranton

Call for papers NOW OPEN

2022 Spring Meeting At a Glance


April 22-23, 2022


The University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa.


Open now

Contact person:

Robert Shaffern, Professor of History, University of Scranton.

Submission deadline: January 10, 2022

Call for Papers

IMPORTANT! If you submitted a proposal for the canceled 2020 meeting, you may be able to reapply without sending your materials again.

If your submission is exactly the same as in 2020 (absolutely no materials or details have changed), use this short form to reapply.

If any of your details have changed, or if your proposal was not submitted for the 2020 meeting, please use the standard application options.

The American Catholic Historical Association invites paper and panel proposals for its annual Spring Meeting at The University of Scranton. Individual papers will be accepted for review although the submission of complete (or nearly complete) panels/roundtables greatly facilitate the process. Presenters must register for the spring meeting and are strongly encouraged to join the ACHA. Graduate students and younger scholars are especially encouraged to consider presenting papers.

Proposals are accepted via our online submission system, accessible via the green buttons at the bottom of this call for proposals.

For each panel or roundtable proposal, please provide the title of the panel, the names and titles of chairs/discussants and presenters, and the titles of the papers.

For each paper proposal, please provide a 200-word prospectus (no prospectus is necessary for the panel as a whole) and a one-page CV (per presenter).

Questions about the call for proposals should be addressed to Professor Robert Shaffern of the University of Scranton History Department at robert.shaffern@scranton.edu.

Headquarters Hotel

The Spring Meeting’s headquarters hotel is the Radisson Lackawanna Hotel, Scranton’s former railroad station which has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a short walking distance from the University and Conference sites (approximately 1-3 blocks).

The hotel provides a shuttle to and from Avoca airport. They ask to arrange for a pickup at least 24 hours in advance through the hotel’s local number, 570-342-8300.  

About Scranton, Pa.

Wedged between New York and New Jersey and easily accessible via interstate and air connections, northeast Pennsylvania has a rich history from the Revolutionary War through the Industrial Revolution, the Labor Movement, and is the home of “The Office” and Joe Biden.

About the University

Founded in 1888 by the Diocese, St. Thomas College was later passed to the Christian Brothers who renamed it The University of Scranton in 1938. The Jesuits then assumed the administration of the University in 1942. The University also recently unveiled the Gail and Francis Slattery Humanities Center.