Phi Alpha Theta History Conference | 2024

The History Department and Phi Alpha Theta, Sigma Zeta Chapter, are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Phi Alpha Theta History Conference to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2024.

The conference will consist of live panel presentations (15 minutes per presenter) moderated by a chair and a commentator. Panelists will be eligible for prizes in the undergraduate and graduate categories. Papers can be on any area of history or history-adjacent subject matter, although we encourage topics related to presidential politics, in keeping with Texas State's theme for Fall 2024.

Presenters should submit a 250-500-word abstract and a brief (3-5 sentence) biographical abstract to our conference portal no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, September 27. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Monday, September 30. Full papers will need to be submitted to the portal by Friday, October 11 at 5:00 PM. Papers should be 8-10 pages, in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Presenters should plan for presentations no longer than 15 minutes. 

Graduate and undergraduate students are welcome. Presenters are not required to be members of Phi Alpha Theta or attend Texas State University. Texas State students who do not wish to present may volunteer to serve as chairs. Graduate students may also serve as panel commentators.

The $25 registration fee includes complimentary breakfast, lunch, and coffee on the day of the event. For any questions, or if you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please email Phi Alpha Theta at least 72 hours in advance.

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