Our Mission

We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

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Phi Alpha Theta is an academic honor society for colleges and universities whose mission is to promote the study of History through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among Historians.

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

2020fri17aprAll Daysat18Colorado-CANCELEDUniversity of Colorado-Colorado Springs

2020sat18aprAll DayPennsylvania - West-CANCELEDWest Virginia University

2020sat18aprAll DayTennessee-CANCELEDTennessee Tech University

2020wed01julAll DayPhi Alpha Theta Paper Prize AwardsEntry Deadline

2020wed01julAll DayNash History Journal PrizeEntry Deadline

2020wed01julAll DayBest Chapter AwardsEntry Deadline

2020wed01julAll DayFaculty Advisor Research GrantEntry Deadline

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Consider making a charitable donation to support Phi Alpha Theta mission. Phi Alpha Thea History Honor Society is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 by offering financial assistance. Each year we give out tens of thousands of dollars of grants, awards and scholarships to support history. We want to expand our efforts and we can only do that with your generous help.