Phi Alpha Theta


Established in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has over 400,000 members, with some 9,000 new members joining each year through 970 chapters nationwide.

The Psi-Eta chapter of the University of North Florida will be hosting the next Regional Meeting for the Florida Region of Phi Alpha Theta. The conference will be held on our main campus on March 30, 2019. 


Call for Papers


The program committee for the Phi Alpha Theta Florida Regional History Conference invites proposals for papers to be presented at the University of North Florida, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Proposals from both undergraduate and graduate students on any historical topic are welcome, and should include a title and a 250-word abstract. The abstract should Identify the central historical issue or problem that prompted your choice of topic, describe the contents of your paper (It is helpful if you use phrases like: “This paper focuses on…; it is divided into __ parts…; it analyzes….; etc.) and clearly articulate the main conclusion of your paper.

Download the Paper Proposal and Abstract Form.


The deadline for proposal submissions is February 1, 2019. Final papers should be no more than 10 to 12 double-spaced typewritten pages to be read in a maximum of 20-25 minutes. Only Phi Alpha Theta student members are eligible for prizes. Awards will be given for the best undergraduate and graduate papers. Non-members may present papers on separate panels.

Download a printable copy of the call for papers.

Registration Fees and Hotel Reservations


A registration fee of $25.00 is required. Visit our online payment site at to pay by credit card or electronic check. After March 15, the fee increases to $35.00.


Hotel reservations at the conference rate can be made here:

Please direct questions to Dr. David Sheffler at

UNF at a Glance


Since its establishment in 1972, The University of North Florida has grown rapidly in size and stature. Today, UNF appears in nearly every national college ranking including Princeton’s “Best of” list for the Southeast and the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. And while national recognition is an important benchmark of our quality and value, the university retains a small campus feel positioned on a 1,381 acre nature preserve, surrounded by trees, lakes, and nature trails for students to enjoy. The campus sits midway between downtown Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean, just ten minutes from the beach.

Graduate Study in History at UNF


UNF is home to a vibrant and rigorous graduate program with particular strengths in the history of Latin America, Southeastern Indians, colonialism and imperialism and the environment. Recent graduates are employed in the National Park Service, public and private high schools, and national consulting firms. In addition, graduates have secured generous scholarships for further graduate study in top-tier PhD programs and law schools including: William and Mary, UNC-Chapel Hill, Georgia, University of Toronto, UT-Austin, Notre Dame, Penn State, Florida, Auburn, Minnesota, and Ohio State. To learn more about graduate study at the University of North Florida visit: