Call for Papers
for the
2009 ACHS Conference

Catholics in Australian Public Life since 1788
convened by the
Australian Catholic Historical Society
with the support of the
Catholic Institute of Sydney and the Broken Bay Institute

Saturday, 12 September 2009
The Catholic Institute of Sydney
99 Albert Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135

You are invited to submit a proposal on the theme, Catholics in Public Life in Australia since 1788. The theme allows for a variety of issues, including: church-state relations; the place of the churches, individuals and their faith in public life; advocacy for religious and social justice objectives; church involvement in politics, education, healthcare, social welfare, the mass media. While the Society presumes that most papers would have a Catholic context, we welcome papers on the theme which deal with other religious groups. We particularly welcome proposals from historians and tertiary students of religious history.

The deadline for submission of proposals is extended to 15 June 2009. (At present we have enough proposals to run two streams of papers in parallel. We would like to include a third stream.)

Publication of papers
A CD of Conference proceedings will be after the conference. We hope also that selected papers may be published in the ACHS Journal. Tertiary students may also wish to submit their paper for consideration for the ACHS-James MacGinley Award (details on ACHS website).

For more detail click here.

2009 Conference
Catholics In Australia Poster