Scottish Catholic Architecture and Material Culture
Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh, 29th October 2016

To coincide with the Scottish Government’s 2016 Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design, the Scottish Catholic Historic Association (SCHA) will hold its annual conference on the theme of Scottish Catholic architecture and material culture.

The conference seeks to capture the unique heritage of Scottish Catholic architecture and material culture — from stone crosses and hidden spaces to cathedrals, and churches, including movable objects such as religuaries, rosaries and more — reflecting the long history of Catholicism in Scotland.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by 31 March 2016 to: Darren Tierney ( along with the title of paper, author’s name, affiliation and a single page CV. Independent/ unaffiliated scholars are also encouraged to apply.

All papers will be considered for possible online publication and for inclusion in a thematic special issue of the Innes Review in 2017.