Call for Proposals: 2020 Annual Meeting in New York City

Call for Proposals for the
100th Annual Meeting
of the American Catholic Historical Association
New York City
January 3-6, 2020


  • Joint proposals with the AHA due February 15th
  • Other proposals due March 15th


The American Catholic Historical Association invites submissions on any topic relevant to the study of Catholicism. We especially encourage individual paper and panel submissions that address the following:
  • Catholicism and the digital humanities
  • Pedagogy
  • Communities traditionally marginalized in the field of Catholic history
  • Catholicism in New York City
We welcome panel proposals that depart from the traditional paper session format, including roundtables, book discussions, and site visits. 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).

To submit:

To submit an ACHA panel, follow the appropriate link below. No membership or registration is necessary to submit a proposal.

Joint panels

Please consider submitting a joint panel with the American Historical Association (AHA). The deadline for such panels is February 15, 2019 at midnight. Joint AHA panels are especially encouraged for those with AV needs, as AV will only be available in-room for these panels. Directions for submitting an AHA panel can be found on the AHA’s website. If you are proposing a joint panel, please submit your proposal to the AHA as well as to the ACHA. You may also wish to explore a joint panel with one of the AHA affiliated societies.
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.