Oklahoma State University Phi Alpha Theta

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Photos from Oklahoma State University Phi Alpha Theta's post 02/25/2017

Today, OSU Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta undergraduate and graduate students traveled to Weatherford, Oklahoma for the annual Phi Alpha Theta conference. OSU Nu Chapter graduate students swept the Graduate American category and took first place in Graduate Non-American. Congratulations to all that attended, presented, and placed.

Emma Fritz- 3rd in Graduate American
"Memory and Adaption: The Cherokee Use of Recollection in the Post-Civil War Era"

David Justice- 2nd in Graduate American
"'Generalissimo Francisco Franco is Still Dead': The Transition of U.S.- Spain Relations in the mid-1970s"

Sarah Barton- 1st in Graduate American
"The Cost of Doing Business: The Clinton Administration and Discrepancies in Federal Co***ne Sentencing"

Cara Menasco- 1st in Graduate Non-American
"Religious Women? Old Babylonian Cloisters and Naditus"


Our one and only formal meeting of the semester is today at 2:30pm, in MUR 148. Bring your ideas for socials and colloquia. See you there!

Timeline photos 08/18/2016

Don't forget about our first monthly Social today at 11:30 in the Murray Parlor!!! We have subs for days!!

Timeline photos 08/11/2016

If anyone's interested, the Graduate and Professional Student Government Association will be having a welcome reception next week. RSVP to the GPSGA email in the notice if you plan to go.


PAT members have a busy day tomorrow! Foner E-book training is at 11am in MUR 148 (Free lunch!). The mandatory History Department Meeting is at 3:30pm in MUR 035, and immediately following at 5pm in the Parlor is our annual welcome-back pizza party. See you there!


The TA Welcome Lunch is TODAY! Welcome the new TAs and reconnect with old friends. Lunch provided at noon Aug 10, MUR 148.


We have one set of PAT honor cords for anyone who is graduating this semester and is a member.

Stop by Jared's office to claim, preference will be given to active members.

Timeline photos 04/13/2016

This afternoon Phi Alpha Theta will be re-enacting true Jacksonian electoral politics in the seminar room. We're currently seeking someone to play the person being dragged up to the ballot box after indulging in the complimentary cider.*

Not really, but we will be electing new officers, join us!

*There's no alcohol this afternoon, the university frowns on that kind of thing.

Timeline photos 04/11/2016

Reminder, we have a guest speaker this Thursday, hope to see everyone there.


PSA: The letter with new members will be mailed to the national office in the next few days. If you still want to join and be inducted at the banquet on April 22nd send an email to [email protected] ASAP.

Timeline photos 03/31/2016

Dr. Kinder presenting "Healing the Nation's Wounds: The Great War, Medicine and America's Disabled Veterans" as part of the Library's commemoration of the centennial of World War I.

Timeline photos 03/30/2016

Don't forget this afternoon is our colloquium on archival research. Speakers will be Drs. Rohrs and Schauer along with David Peters, head of Special Collections at the library, and David Oberhelman, our resource librarian.

3:30 in the Seminar Room

There will also be cookies and coffee.


Congratulations to our winners from OSU at the Phi Alpha Theta Conference today: Sarah Barton- 1st place in Graduate U.S. (The Crack Epidemic: An American Myth), Jared Eberle- 2nd place in Non-U.S. (Uniting the Red People of the Western Hemisphere: Native Activists in Nicaragua), and Cara Menasco- 3rd place in Non-U.S. (Unveiling Women's Religious Activities in Ancient Rome).

Timeline photos 02/25/2016

Monica Rhodes from the National Trust for Historic Preservation speaking on connecting the past to the future. Thanks to Dr. Carreiro, American Studies, and the Center for Africana Studies for bringing her to campus.


If anyone is having any issues with the new library system or has general comments on it you are encouraged to email David Oberhelman, the resource librarian for history. He'll direct the issues to the appropriate people within the library.

His email is [email protected] and his phone number is 405-744-9773

Timeline photos 02/12/2016

Dr. Carreiro is bringing Monica Rhodes with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to campus on February 25th. Phi Alpha Theta will be having coffee, come and go, between 1:30 and 3:00 that day for anyone who wants to talk to with her. This is a great opportunity for anyone in our public history program.

Timeline photos 11/11/2015

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Student Paper Proposal Submission Form 11/02/2015

Also of note, Phi Alpha Theta's national conference has extended the deadline for submitting papers.


The deadline for submitting paper proposals for the 2016 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention has been extended to Wednesday, November 18, 2015. All proposals are to be submitted online via our website by following the links below:

For student papers:


For faculty papers or to volunteer to chair a panel:


2016 Call for Papers
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society 2016 Biennial Conference
January 6-10, 2016, Orlando, Florida

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 18, 2015

Phi Alpha Theta invites all student members and faculty advisors to present a paper at the 2016 Biennial Convention. Proposals from all historical fields and time periods are welcome. The conference is open to faculty and students at all levels including undergraduates, Master’s candidates, Ph.D. students, as well as students who have graduated.

There is no limit to the number of paper presenters per chapter, however only one paper per individual is permitted. All presenters must be verified members of Phi Alpha Theta, if a student wishes to present, but is not currently a member, s/he must be join prior to the convention.

Panels will be arranged based on their general theme, i.e. Cold War, 19th Century Europe, 20th Century US, etc. Please keep in mind when making your travel plans that we are unable to accommodate individual scheduling requests. All paper presenters should plan on attending the entire conference. Once the program is finalized, students will receive a confirmation email providing the date and time of their panel, as well as the contact information for their panel chair, to whom they will submit their paper. Papers should not be sent to the National Office.

Presentations should not exceed fifteen minutes in length (approximately 8-10 typed, double-spaced pages). Due to the exorbitant cost, no audio-visual equipment will be provided.

For more information, http://phialphatheta.org/biennial-convention-2016.

Student Paper Proposal Submission Form


For anyone looking, the Texas Tech Grad Student conference is still accepting proposals. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Kariann Akemi Yokota, author of Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation. The full CFP notice is below.

Fifth Annual Texas Tech University
History Graduate Student Organization Conference

The History Graduate Student Organization at Texas Tech University invites you to join us for our Fifth Annual History Graduate Student Organization Conference to be held on the campus of Texas Tech University on February 6, 2016. We invite proposals for individual graduate and undergraduate papers as well as panel presentations for three to five scholars on historical topics.
For individual paper presentations, please send a 300-word abstract as well as a CV to [email protected]. For panel presentations, please send a 500-word panel proposal along with all applicable CVs. Panel chairs and commentators will be provided but suggestions are welcomed.

We will be accepting proposals through November 30, 2015 and will respond to all proposals by the second week of December.


Best of luck to PAT's Tracey Hanshew and Alyce Webb who are presenting papers this morning at the Western History Association's meeting in Portland, Oregon!


Grad students, the Chronicles of Oklahoma is always looking for possible book reviewers.If you're interested send Elizabeth Bass an email ([email protected]) with your fields of study.

Contact OHS Publications


Grad students! You have an extraordinary opportunity to meet Eric Foner at the parlor!


If you applied for GPSGA travel reimbursements and haven't heard anything here's why: they haven't been given a budget and don't know exactly when they'll receive it. So until they do your reimbursements will not be processed.

Send GPSGA Treasure Enyue Huang an email if you have any other questions. [email protected]


Today we have a research Colloquium on Online Teaching at 3:30. We have Cookies.


If anyone is interested, GPSGA will be having tailgates at the home football games for the rest of the season.

They'll be in front of the training faculty across the street from the stadium in spot 15 this weekend and either 14 or 15 for the rest of the season.

If you go it's a potluck, so feel free to bring food if you want to.

Timeline photos 09/15/2015

We are having a reception this Friday for Dr. Ponder.


Remember the PAT potluck dinner is at 5:00 today in the Parlor. We'll eat and socialize. You should be there! Because...FOOD.

Call for Papers: MAASA 2016 Conference 09/10/2015

CFP: Mid-America American Studies Association, March 4-5, 2016 at the University of Kansas. Deadline is November 1st. More information below.

Call for Papers: MAASA 2016 Conference AMSJ is a interdisciplinary humanities journal that focuses on issues of American studies.

Forms | OKSTATE GPSGA 09/04/2015

If anyone's interested, the form to apply for one of the five $200 material grants from GPSGA is at the bottom of the page. The deadline is December 4th.


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