Conferences & Seminars

The Association has organised many conferences, symposiums and seminars since it was founded in 1950.

They are one of the most important ways in which research into Scottish Catholic history can be explored between academics, researchers and all those interested.

Conference 2022

Enslavement, Scotland and the Catholic Church

The Scottish Catholic Historical Association is holding a symposium at the Greyfriars Charteris Centre, Edinburgh on Saturday 22 October 2022.


Eric Graham, University of Edinburgh; Stephen Mullen, University of Glasgow; Karly Kehoe, St Mary’s University, Nova Scotia


Shantel George, University of Glasgow; Helen Kilburn, University of Notre Dame, London; Miles Greenwood, Glasgow Life

Tickets are £5.00 (including lunch and tea/coffee).

Book your place via EventBrite today!

Over the years, the Association has made an immense contribution to historical research in Scotland through the annual conference.
Many of the papers presented are published in the Innes Review. Past conferences are listed here.
Seminars SCHA

Previous Conferences

2019: The Rise and Decline (?) of Anti-Catholicism in Scotland (Glasgow)

2018: The Catholic Education Act 1918 – 100th Anniversary (Glasgow)

2017: Marco Grimani, Papal Legate to Scotland (Edinburgh)

2016: Scottish Catholic Architecture and Material Culture (Edinburgh)

2015: John Ogilvie SJ and the Jesuit Legacy in Scotland (Glasgow)

2012: Thomas Innes (1662-1744) – His World and His Legacy (Glasgow)

2011: ‘Achievements and Challenges’ – Celebrating 60 years of Scottish Catholic History and the Innes Review (Edinburgh)

2010: Liturgy and the Nation (Glasgow)

2009: Diaspora (Edinburgh)

2008: Glasgow: A story worth telling (Glasgow)

2007: ‘The Stuart Dynasty’ – Marking the 200th Anniversary of the death of Prince Henry Benedict, Cardinal Duke of York (Edinburgh)


Seminars are held during the course of the year in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Usually weekday evenings, in conjunction with groups based in Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities.

Further details of the programme will be available in the future.

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