Phi Alpha Theta Alpha Beta Epsilon Chapter (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)

Call For Papers:
Annual Hawaiʻi Regional Meeting of
Phi Alpha Theta

The THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL HAWAIʻI REGIONAL MEETING OF PHI ALPHA THETA is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Brigham Young University—Hawaiʻi in Lāʻie. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Matthew Kester, author of Remembering Iosepa: History, Place, and Religion in the American West. Undergraduate and graduate students at all participating Hawaiʻi campuses are cordially invited to present papers on historical subjects and problems of their choosing at the meeting.

To do so, a student must submit his or her name, email address or phone number, chapter affiliation, the title of the proposed paper as it should appear in the conference program, and a 500-word abstract of the paper's contents by February 2, 2015 to Completed papers for judging are due February 23, 2015. 

Papers may be as long as thirty pages of text, but the oral presentation of the paper during the Annual Meeting is limited to twenty minutes. (If a student wishes to read his or her whole paper, ten to twelve pages of twelve-point font type, double spaced, is a proper length.) Cash and book prizes will be announced at the end of the meeting (at 4:30). Students presenting papers and their student guests will receive lunch free.

Please join us on March 14 to make new friends and celebrate HISTORY with fellow historians.

Currently, the prizes awarded at the conference include:

  • Best Undergraduate Paper
  • Best Graduate Paper
  • Walter Vella Prize in Research
  • Sarah Sohmer Prize in Hawaiian/Pacific History
  • Idus A. Newby Prize in Historiography
  • Herbert F. Margulies Prize in US History
  • Fritz Rehbock Prize in Science and Discovery
  • Robert E. McGlone Biography Prize
  • Jerry H. Bentley World History Prize