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2024 PAT History Conference

2024 Events

  • Fall 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. 

      Visit the Conference Website for more information. 


  • Spring 2024

    • PAT First General Meeting

      Please join PAT for our first general meeting of the year, where we will accept nominations (including self-nominations) for new officers for the 2023-2024. PAT is a history honors society open to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, but many of our events are open to any students with an interest in history. We will be discussing our calendar for the upcoming semester, and brainstorming for possible Spring 24 events. There will be pizza and snacks. All are welcome. There will be a Zoom option for anyone interested who can't attend in person--email Dr. Shannon Duffy, History Dept. to get on the PAT general mailing list to get the link. 

      Thursday, February 8, 2024  
      5:00-6:20 PM | TMH 101 and Online via Zoom 

    • PAT Book and Bake Sale

      Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society Valentine’s Day Book ‘n’ Bake Sale

      Come by our booth to buy a book & a snack!  
      Scholarly & popular books available. 

      Only $2 for cookie or book!

      February 14 & 15, 2024   
      10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | The Quad


    • PAT Fellowhip Funding Workshop

      Join Dr. Brian Smith, External Funding Coordinator for the Graduate School, and Ms. Cathlin Noonan, Research Coordinator for the IDEA Center, to lean about funding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students like you.  

      At the workshop, staff and faculty who have extensive experience overseeing funding opportunities will discuss how to go about applying for research money. We hope to see you all there!

      Thursday, February 15, 2024 
      5:30 PM | TMH 104

    • Phi Alpha Theta members attended the Organization of American Historians annual conference/WWII Museum, in New Orleans, LA.

      April 12-14, 2024

    • 2024 PAT Induction Banquet FlyerTexas State Phi Alpha Theta, Sigma Zeta Chapter 2024 Awards Ceremony & Induction Banquet: Friday, April 26, 6:30-9:00 PM, TMH Courtyard. 

      Keynote Speaker: Dr. Heather Haley, Historian, Navel History and Heritage Command: “Queer in the Cold War: The Civil-Military Battle over the Lavender Scare.”

      Please RSVP by Monday, April 22, 2024

    • Join Phi Alpha Theta for a workshop on Government Careers for Public Historians.  Event is part of the 2024 PAT Induction Banquet. 

      April 26, 2024 | 12:00 pm | TMH 105

    • Join Phi Alpha Theta for your annual end of the semester Prospectus Presentations and Luncheon. 

      May 30, 2024 | 12:00 pm | TMH 105