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The Catholic Record Society 66th Annual Conference


Monday 22nd July to Wednesday 24th July 2024

The Catholic Record Society is delighted to issue a call for papers to be delivered online at the 66th Annual Conference which will take place Monday 22nd July to Wednesday 24th July at Hinsley Hall in Headingley, Leeds. The conference will also be available via webinar, but speakers are expected to attend in person.


Keynote speakers

  • Professor Stephen Parker, Centre for Catholic Education Research and Religious Literacy (CERRL), St. Mary’s University

  • Professor Henrietta Harrison, Wolfson History Prize Nominee, Pembroke College at University of Oxford

  • Abbot Geoffrey Scott PhD FSA FRHistS, The English Benedictine Congregation of Douai Abbey

Call for papers

The conference attracts leaders in the discipline of British and Irish Catholic Studies broadly defined, including the field of British and Irish Catholic diaspora. We regularly welcome art historians, literary scholars, theologists, and genealogists to the conference. The Society and its conference has a long-standing reputation as a friendly and supportive platform for graduate students and early career researchers, clergy and members of religious orders, and independent scholars, and we actively encourage proposals from these groups.

We invite proposals for papers in the following formats:

  • Panels of three papers.

  • Individual 20-minute papers.

  • Work-in-progress 10-minute papers.


Proposals should be submitted to and include the following information:

  • 250-word abstract, including your accessibility needs if applicable.

  • 250-word biography.

  • 250-word bursary request, if applicable.


Deadline for submission: Sunday 31st March

For information on costs, accessibility needs and bursaries, please see this document.

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