We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.
Phi Alpha Theta was established in 1921 at the University of Arkansas and is a Charter Member of Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). There are currently 820 active chapters with 275,000 members. Annually 9,100 initiates join the History Honor Society. Phi Alpha Theta publishes a quarterly journal, The Historian, and a newsletter which comes out three times a year. Each spring 35 regional meetings are held nationwide. Phi Alpha Theta also awards more than 25 scholarships and prizes each year for a variety of personal and chapter achievements.
The National officers of Phi Alpha Theta are as follows:
||Sandra Horvath-Peterson , Georgetown University
||Robert C. Carriker , Gonzaga University
||Graydon A. (Jack) Tunstall, University of South Florida
|Editor of The Historian:
||Kees Boterbloem , University of South Florida
|Book Review Editor:
||Richard F. Spall, Jr., Ohio Wesleyan University
National Headquarters contact information:
||Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue SOC107
Tampa FL 33620-8100