Western Oregon University’s History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, was founded in 2001 by twenty-five students and faculty. Since then the chapter has annually initiated students who show academic excellence and distinction in history. The initiation ceremony reviews the stages of history and encourages students to have a life-long dedication to the society’s goals.
Chapter members have been frequent participants in the Phi Alpha Theta Pacific Northwest Regional Conference. At these meetings, students present research papers to a public consisting of Northwest faculty and students. Faculty members critique the papers while students offer commentary or ask questions. In the case of Western’s participants, this conference helps students prepare for graduate work in history, education, and library science.
Submissions from 2021
The Impact of Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt, Alexandra Bell
The Space Between Love and Hate: Coexistence During Convivencia, John Franzwa
Submissions from 2020
Social Activism & the NSDAP: A Force of Radical Change in Germany, Martin T. Hainz
Submissions from 2013
2013 Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference Program, Phi Alpha Theta
Stalin, Party of One? : A Look at Domestic Political Resistance to Stalin’s Collectivization Policies, Travis Cook
Submissions from 2012
2012 Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference Program, Phi Alpha Theta
Beyond Wilderness, Duke Morton
Disappearing Act: Argentina During The Dirty War, Greg Garcia
Heroes or Villains: Placing Narcocorridos in the Mexican Corrido Tradition, Sarah Berry