On behalf of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association it is a pleasure to welcome you to the association’s 79th annual meeting, part of the 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The CCHA program links into the theme of this year’s Congress, “Crossroads: Scholarship in an Uncertain World.”
For example, our first session this year will be “Archiving Voices: New Opportunities.” MC Havey of the Redemptorist Archives and Carol Hopp of the Archives of Ontario will share with us their experience in the transfer of the Reverend Matthew G. Meehan media collection to the Archives of Ontario. Their presentation should inspire discussion at the other sessions of the conference.
Thanks are due members of the program committee, Peter Meehan, Ed MacDonald, Father Edward Jackman and Valerie Burke, and the Congress 2012 staff. Mark McGowan, the Program Chair for the Canadian Society of Church History, deserves thanks for organizing a joint session of our two associations, the first in several years.
Thanks are also due to Father Terry Fay for editing the CCHA Bulletin including the Conference program, and Valerie Burke for setting up our new website.
The website will give you updates on events at the CCHA meetings and at Congress 2012. Enjoy the presentations at the conference, the discussions, and the hospitality of the University of Waterloo, St Jerome’s College, and the cities of Waterloo and Kitchener.
On a personal note as I will be stepping down as President of the CCHA at the AGM, I would like to thank the executive and members for their support. I look forward to assisting with the 80th annual meeting next year at the University of Victoria.
Corpus Christi College, University of British Columbia