The John Gilmary
Shea Prize

Shea Prize Submissions

The John Gilmary Shea Prize is given annually to the author of a book, published during a preceding twelve-month period, which is judged by a committee of experts to have made the most original and distinguished contribution to knowledge of the history of the Catholic Church. Full information about the prize is available here.

Submission deadline: extended to May 1, 2024

To enter a book, you must:

  1. Complete the submission form below;
  2. Send three hard copies of the book to:

    American Catholic Historical Association
    Attn: Shea Book Prize Committee
    Mount St. Mary’s University 
    16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
    Emmitsburg, MD 21727


Karin Vélez
Macalester College

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Thomas Kselman
University of Notre Dame

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Peter Cajka
University of Notre Dame

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Submission Form

  • Please fill out this field whether you are submitting a book you have written or a book written by someone else.
  • If you have any notes, comments, or messages, please include them here.