Annual Hawaiʻi Regional Meeting of Phi Alpha Theta

The THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL HAWAIʻI REGIONAL MEETING OF PHI ALPHA THETA is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. 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 to by January 15, 2019. Students will be informed no later than February 1 whether their abstract has been accepted. Please note that new members are encouraged to join and participate. You do not have to be a returning member. Completed papers including notes for judging are due February 22, 2019.

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).

Please join us on March 9 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