Call for Papers: Congress 2019 University of British Columbia
November 12, 2018

Congress 2019, in association with the Annual CCHA Conference, is being held in 2019 at St. Mark’s College at the University of British Columbia. Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of over 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella.

Now in its 87th year, this flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars across disciplines. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.

The CCHA Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday June 5 and Thursday June 6, 2019.

Call for Papers for the 86th Annual Meeting of the CANADIAN CATHOLIC HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION (CCHA) will be held at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) on Wednesday, June 5 to Thursday, June 6, 2019 in conjunction with the Annual Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (June 1 to June 7, 2019).

The theme for Congress 2019 is “Circles of Conversation.”

The CCHA invites proposals for scholarly papers, especially those dealing with the Congress theme as it relates to Canadian Catholic history, but papers dealing with any aspect of the history of the Catholic Church or Catholicism in Canada are also welcome. Papers presentedat the conference will be eligible for consideration for publication in the CCHA’s annual peer- reviewed journal, Historical Studies.

Proposals for either individual papers, or entire sessions, or round tables of two or three related papers, are welcome. For individual papers, please submit a maximum 250-word proposal and one-page curriculum vitae. For panels or roundtable sessions, please send a maximum one-page proposal for the entire session and curriculum vitae for each participant. Papers suitable to be presented in a joint session with the CSCH (Canadian Society of Church History) are also welcome. Curriculum vitae should include email and postal addresses. Note: Please provide information about audiovisual services required for the presentation.

Prospective presenters are encouraged to become members of the CCHA, and student memberships are available. Additional information about past conferences, membership, publications, etc., is available at the Canadian Catholic Historical Association’s Information about Congress 2019 is available at

Please send proposals via email by Friday, February 15, 2019 to:
Dr. Peter Ludlow (CCHA President and Program Chair)

Even if you are unable to present a paper this year, we hope you will plan to attend the CCHA Annual Conference at the University of British Columbia!

For your review are some photos from the May 31, 2018 CCHA Conference at the University of Regina. Don’t forget to catch us on Twitter @cchahistory!

Lets do a selfie Father!
Rev. Edward Jackman, Sec.General of the CCHA with his Assistant Valerie Burke in front of Holy Rosary Catholic Cathedral, on Garnet St. in Regina, 2018
Stained glass windows from Blessed Sacrament Church (2049 Scarth Street, Regina) – the first and oldest Roman Catholic faith community and church building in Regina
CCHA members join the tour planned by Local Co-ordinator Margaret Sanche to Blessed Sacrament Church, Regina
Past President Robert Dennis, Keynote Speaker and CCHA member Luca Codignola and 2018 President, Peter Baltutis after the Keynote Address
The CCHA Banquet always an evening of good food and friendship.  Current President Peter Ludlow seated front left with members and friends of the CCHA.
An enjoyable evening of Greek food at Memories Dining found at the Quality Inn, Regina.
Membership Director Valerie Burke and Patricia Roy long time Editor of Historical Studies.
LAC for Regina, Margaret Sanche and current 2018-2020 Editor of Historical Studies, Edward MacDonald.
Former CCHA President Heidi MacDonald and Terry Murphy (St. Mary’s University, Halifax) and his wife, Sandra at the CCHA Banquet, Memories, Regina.
There’s always something to laugh about with Robin Gresko with Mark McGowan (U of T)
 Jacqueline Gresko, current Editor of the CCHA Newsletter.
Robert Dennis uniting with his old Queen’s University friend, Rankiin Sherling and Peter Ludlow, President of CCHA, 2018-2020
Winner of the G.E. Clerk Award (2018) , Dr. Rosa Bruno-Jofré and CCHA President (2018) Dr. Peter Baltutis, at the 2018 Annual CCHA Banquet.
Session Two presenters, Roundtable discussion of The Imperial Irish: Canada’s Irish Catholics Fight the Great War, 1914-1918 by Mark G. McGowan (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017)
From Left to Right – Ranking Sherling, Terrence Fay, Mark McGowan and Peter Ludlow