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CFP: American Catholic Historical Association 2015, New York

(Mar 05, 2014)

The American Catholic Historical Association is now accepting individual papers and full panel proposals for inclusion in its 2015 annual meeting to be held in New York City Friday, January 2, through Monday, January 5, 2015. Topics covering any period of Catholic history are welcome. For each paper proposal, a prospectus of 250-300 words, a working title of the paper, and a one-page c.v. are required. For a panel proposal, the convener must submit a panel prospectus of 250-300 words plus each member’s individual prospectus of 250-300 words as well individual, one-page, c.v.’s.

All proposals must be submitted through our online submission system.

Click here to submit a PAPER proposal:  https://acha.submittable.com/submit/db21a9ef-94d7-4dc4-9115-44c12d9bb5a3
Click here to submit a PANEL proposal: https://acha.submittable.com/submit/0db8229a-678d-4d8a-a4a6-d4cdf67501d2
Submission deadline is April 25th.

Upon acceptance, an individual must be a member in good standing of the ACHA (failure to join the ACHA by May 10th will result in automatic rejection of the paper). Registration for the annual meeting will also be required of all participants. The ACHA is limited in the amount of audio/visual (A/V) support we can afford or provide. Nevertheless, if A/V support is needed, please indicate in your proposal. We will not be able to support a request made after April 25th.

And there's still time to register now for 2014 Spring Meeting at Xavier University

The ACHA 2014 Spring Meeting will be held March 27-29 in Cincinnati, Ohio at Xavier University. Xavier, founded in 1831, is the sixth-oldest Catholic institution of higher learning in the United States. Online registration is now open; click here to register now.

All panels and presentations will take place on Xavier’s campus, but there are two off-site events planned. The ACHA Banquet, included in one’s registration fee, will be held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati, overlooking the Ohio River.

On Saturday afternoon, there is a scheduled guided tour of the abolition town of Ripley, Ohio, a picturesque village 45 minutes east of Cincinnati on the Ohio River. Ripley is home to a 55-acre National Historic District that contains some of the country’s most significant Underground Railroad sites. Presbyterian minister John Rankin and former slave John Parker helped slaves escape through their homes, now both Ripley museums. The term, “underground railroad” was probably coined in Ripley, and Harriet Beecher Stowe based parts of Uncle Tom’s Cabin on real-life Ripley events. 

ACHA on the Web: www.achahistory.org