In an effort to make the Annual Meeting accessible to as many members as possible in this time of tightened budgets, the ACHA has waived the meeting registration fee for all conference attendees. 

If you are in a position to be able to make a contribution to our Association, you may do so in the "Optional Donation" section of this form. We will use these gifts to subsidize future meetings, and to fund awards and travel grants. We would be grateful for any gift, no matter the amount.

If you have a paper or panel in the conference but have chosen not to attend the conference in person, please still complete this form so that the ACHA has accurate records for conference planning.

Personal Information

Presentation Options

While we encourage everyone to attend in person, particularly given the additional safety measures we are requiring for all attendees, we realize this may not be possible for everyone due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, in conjunction with the AHA, the ACHA is offering three options for presenters. Please indicate one of the following for your participation at the ACHA conference.

  • Presenter is responsible for identifying a reader of their presentation for the conference in New Orleans. Once you have identified a reader for your presentation, contact the chair of your panel.

  • Date of presentation to be decided. This option is provided for an entire panel of presentations rather than individual presentations.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Proof of Vaccination

In keeping with the AHA's Covid-19 policy, everyone attending the Annual Meeting in person will need to document proof of vaccination against Covid-19. This is intended to provide an additional measure of safety for presenters and participants at the conference, the tour, the luncheon, social and all Meeting events.

If a guest will be attending any ACHA-sponsored event with you, please provide their proof of vaccination along with yours.

Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include a photograph or scan of your paper CDC vaccination card; a scan, PDF, or screenshot of a vaccination record from your state or local department of health; or, for non-U.S. residents, an official record from a foreign health authority.

  • You will upload your documents in the next step.

  • You will be contacted via e-mail with instructions for uploading your documents.

  • Proof of vaccination is not required.

Optional Donation to Offset Our Expenses

The ACHA subsidizes the costs of the Annual Meeting, luncheon and social. Each year, our expenses increase, drawing more on our funds. If you are able to make an additional contribution––whatever the amount––it would go a long way to helping to defray the cost of our meeting. Thank you for your consideration!


Presidential Luncheon

Saturday, January 8
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Antoine’s Restaurant, 713 St. Louis Street

The luncheon is a two-course meal plus a third dessert course. The cost is $30 per person.

  • The first course is the Antoine’s Salad (soft butter and red leaf lettuce, crumbled goat cheese, heirloom cherry tomatoes, thin-sliced shallots, house-made croutons, chopped egg, Acadiana honey creole mustard vinaigrette).
  • There is a choice for the second course (options are listed when you select 'Yes' below).
  • The dessert course is Pecan Bread Budding (Leidenheimer French bread, fresh eggs, cream cinnamon, vanilla, golden raisin, butter rum sauce)

ACHA Social

Saturday, January 8
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sheraton New Orleans, Armstrong Ballroom

The ACHA Social concludes our meeting with an open bar reception, appetizers, and vintage Catholic door prizes on the top-floor Armstrong Ballroom of the Sheraton New Orleans. The cost is $25 per person.

Tours, Talks, and Receptions

You're invited to join us for a series of events and excursions around the city. The tour of Black New Orleans costs $5.00; the other events are free.

Thursday, January 6 - 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

We'll assemble in the lobby of the Sheraton New Orleans at 7:30 AM for a morning of touring Black Catholic New Orleans followed by a panel on Black Catholic Archives at Xavier University.

Stops on the tour will include St. Augustine Church, the oldest Black Catholic parish in the United States, the African American Cemetery, and Xavier University.

Cecilia A. Moore, University of Dayton, will chair a panel that includes Nancy Hampton and Katherine Dorsey Bellow of Xavier University of Louisiana.

The bus will depart Xavier University no later than 12:30 PM so that participants can be back at the Sheraton by 1:00 PM.

Friday, January 7, 7:00 PM

ALLWays Lounge and Theater, 2240 St. Claude Avenue
Transportation will be on your own.

James T. Fisher, Fordham University, chair

“It’s Not Hard, Not Far to Reach”: From Pastoral Places to Urban–Catholic Spaces in American Popular Music, 1962–77
James T. Fisher, Fordham University

Black Sabbath and the Catholic Origins of Heavy Metal
Michael Pasquier, Louisiana State University

“My God Helps Me Pick Curtains”: Catholicism and the Androgynous Aesthetics of Boy George
Kathleen Holscher, University of New Mexico

“Fire on Babylon”: The Martyrdom of Sinéad O’Connor
Jack Lee Downey, University of Rochester

My Chemical Romance’s “Our Lady of Sorrows”: Catholicism and the Post 9/11 Aesthetics of Emo
Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada, Kalamazoo College

“Even God Herself Has Fewer Plans Than Me”: Catholicism in the Work of Jack White
Alexandria Griffin, New College of Florida

“Pretty Petty Thieves”: Morrissey, Catholicism, and the Saints of Mozlandia
Daisy Vargas, University of Arizona

From Angelica to Angelica Garcia: Rock Guadalupe and a New Latina Roots Music
John C. Seitz, Fordham University

Old Ursuline Convent Museum, 1112 Chartres Street
Transportation will be on your own.

Join the series co-editors, the Director of Fordham University Press, and the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies (Fordham) in a celebration of the book series entitled Catholic Practice in the Americas. At this ten-year anniversary party, we celebrate our past authors and their work, offer a glimpse of works to come, invite new contributors, and officially re-launch the series with a new, hemispheric approach.

Membership renewal

As a convenience to members, we offer the opportunity to renew your membership at the same time you register for the Annual Meeting.

If you have signed up for a membership that rebills automatically, please do not renew your membership here!

The American Historical Association, under whose auspices the ACHA Annual Meeting is held, requires that all presenters or panelists at our meeting also register for the AHA Annual Meeting. (It is the AHA's policy to bill the ACHA for any presenter who does not register for the AHA Meeting.)

By checking this box, you affirm that you will register for the AHA Annual Meeting if you are presenting or in any way participating in a panel or presentation.


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