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2024 Virginia Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society Regional Conference

April 13, 2024

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society

The History Departments at the Virginia Military Institute and Southern Virginia University will co-host the 2024 Phi Alpha Theta State Regional Conference on April 13, 2024. The conference will take place at the Center for Leadership and Ethics on the VMI campus in Lexington, Virginia.


Call for Papers - Virginia Regional Meeting of Phi Alpha Theta

The Departments of History at the Virginia Military Institute and Southern Virginia University, are pleased to host the 2024 Virginia Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2024. The conference provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students of history to present their research in a friendly and professional environment.

We invite students to submit proposals that address any region, period, or historical theme. Students are encouraged to present projects and papers that they have completed in previous courses as well as preliminary research findings in current courses. All students of history are encouraged to present and participate, but only members of Phi Alpha Theta are eligible to compete for awards.

Proposals need to be uploaded via a secure Box folder by Monday, February 12, 2024

Proposals should include:

  • the student’s name,
  • email address,
  • institution,
  • status (undergraduate or graduate),
  • PAT membership status (member or not),
  • paper title,
  • and an abstract of up to 250 words.

Papers will be selected for presentation and organized into sessions based upon themes determined from the abstract.

Final papers eligible for judging in the paper competition must be uploaded here by the chapter advisor in Word format by Monday, February 26, 2024 (max of 28 pages).

Presenters at the conference should plan for a 15-20 minute presentation, or 8-9 pages (1500- 2000 words). Time will also be allotted for audience questions after the presentation. Additional information about registration, maps of campus, and the conference schedule will be forthcoming. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. David Cox at

We look forward to seeing many of you in Lexington in April!


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