Phi Alpha Theta

Students who love history should aim to be inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society. Students who meet the requirements are inducted during the History Spring Celebration. Join us in congratulating current students who have become members of Phi Alpha Theta.

History & Social Studies Majors

Hunter Flamm, Aidan Lentz, Araxie Mehrotra, Melody Naccarrato, Liam Norton, Alexander Paredes-Ruiz, Eva Rudow, & Brittany Spoto

History Minors

Reagan Black, Marlee Brooks, Daniel Gelles, Brielle Logan, Kaylah Marr,  Patrick Robertson, & Paige Twining

Present your research at a Phi Alpha Theta Conference!

students at PAT Conference

Even students who have not been inducted into Phi Alpha Theta should consider presenting their research at the annual conference.  Every year a contingent of students present their research at the local conference and come away changed by the experience--students have reported being inspired by the great work their peers at other institutions are producing.  Presenting before an interested audience and learning how to answer questions about your work is good preparation for your post-graduate career.  The History Department is proud of all our students who present, including multiple students who have won paper awards.   This photo commemorates students attending the 2017 PAT conference at SUNY Brockport.  From bottom right, History students Maddie Anthony, Nicole Mance, Naomi Hanson, Evan Denning, and Kaleb Cabisca, accompanied by the Phi Alpha Theta advisor, Dr. Jonathan Ablard.  Naomi Hanson, class of 2019, won a "Best Conference Paper" award for "A Royal Encounter: Finding Commonality between Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley and Queen Elizabeth I."  Naomi, Evan, and Kaleb would all go on to write senior honors projects while Kaleb won a 2017 Fulbright Award for study in Austria.  Presenting at a Phi Alpha Theta can be a step toward great success!

Ithaca College's History Department is Hosting the 2020 Phi Alpha Theta Conference!

Stay tuned for more details on how you can participate in the 2020 Phi Alpha Theta Conference.  We last hosted in 2016:  check out the program below.  You can learn more about the national organization here.

file-outline PAT2016_Program.pdf - PAT2016_Program.pdf (102.56 KB)