The following is a list of upcoming events for the Spring semester of 2018. New events are added regularly, so check back often.

Check out our list of past events


First Semester Meeting & Game Night!

Wednesday, January 17, 5:30 pm, Chavez 406A

Come to game night! Join us for the first Phi Alpha Theta meeting of the semester. Bring your favorite board games and join us for a faculty and student game night! All history majors, minors, and friends are welcome. Phi Alpha Theta membership is not necessary to attend! Game selection will include Apples to Apples, Forbidden Island, Bananagrams, Clue, and more.


Baltimore Prostitution Image-Hemphill talk

Faculty Talk: Professor Hemphill on “Selling Sex in Nineteenth-Century America”

Wednesday, January 31, 5:30-7 pm, Chavez 406A

Please join us for a talk by Professor Hemphill on her current research about sex work in Baltimore. This talk is open to any student interested in history (you do not have to be a major or a Phi Alpha Theta member). We are currently developing a history club, so help us to create interesting events, field trips, and programs. PAT and our evolving History Club is a great way to build connections with other students and to meet some of the faculty in the History Department from time to time. Do not be shy, drop by!



Bisbee Tour of the Queen Mine! (RSVP by Feb. 1st)

Saturday, February 17th, 9am – 5pm. Meeting location for possible student car-pooling TBD. Current Queen Mine/Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum tour cost $20. BYO lunch.

Come join us on Saturday, February 17th for a road trip to Bisbee to tour the Queen mine. After the Queen mine, we will have a nice relaxing bag lunch and will end the day with a tour of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. This trip is overseen by Phi Alpha Theta and faculty advisors, but any interested students who are new to our events are welcome to attend.

There is a slight cost of $20 associated with the field trip, but pricing may drop if a sufficient number of people RSVP. Transportation will be arranged by students, so contact Phi Alpha Theta before it’s too late to grab a seat with someone.

Students should RSVP through the Phi Alpha Theta Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/UAPhiAlphaTheta/

Please direct any questions about this and any other PAT events to PAT officers through our Facebook page link above.


Doug Weiner

Faculty talk by Dr. Weiner on Vladimir Putin

Wednesday, February 21st, starts at 5:30pm, 406A Chavez

Please join us as Dr. Weiner examines Putin’s vision for Russia, his regime’s style of rule, and the political economy of Russia. Time permitting, Dr. Weiner will also comment on Russia’s foreign policy and its internal conflicts. All students are welcome to attend and Dr. Weiner encourages student questions. Please join the UA historian known as “one of the people chiefly responsible for the downfall of the Soviet Union” according to the Russian newspaper Zavtra in 1994.



Susan CraneOn This Site Nothing Happened Plaque

Faculty talk by Dr. Crane:

“On This Site in 1897, Nothing Happened”

Wednesday, February 28th, starts at 5:30pm, 406A Chavez

Jerry Seinfeld famously wanted to make a show about nothing, in which nothing happens. But Nothing has been happening throughout recorded history.  It’s worth paying attention to when and how Nothing Happened – to histories of boredom, waiting, and injustice. Why do people perceive that Nothing is the Way it Was, when they experience historical change? How can we also perceive that Nothing Has Changed, even though time has passed?  How can Nothing mean both sameness and difference?  Let’s talk about Nothing as a category of historical analysis and see how Nothing happens.


Join history faculty members in a panel entitled “Dark Money, Charles Koch, and the UA Freedom Center.”

April 3rd, 7 pm, Education Bldg. Rm. 211

Although this is not a PAT-sponsored event, students interested in this subject are welcome to attend.

Flyer for panel.Rev2


PAT booksaleBOOK SALE!

Thursday, April 5th, 9am-5pm outside of the Social Sciences Building

Please support us in selling gently used and new books on a variety of topics to raise funds to support future Phi Alpha Theta field trips and event expenses. Volunteers are needed to help with the book sale. Please email Phi Alpha Theta through our Facebook page to express interest in volunteering (or contact us at https://doodle.com/poll/9fypckhqqgptii9x).

To arrange any donations of materials for the book sale, please contact us via Facebook.



Ute Lotz-Heumann

Faculty Talk by Dr. Lotz-Heumann, “Finding a Cure: Holy Wells and Healing Waters in Early Modern Germany”

Wednesday, April 11th, 5:30pm, 406A Chavez

Please join us for this fascinating talk by one of UA’s premier scholars. Dr. Lotz-Heumann is the Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History and Director of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies. All students are welcome to attend.

For more information about Dr. Lotz-Heumann, please see her faculty page:



Advanced Placement U.S. History  (APUSH) Quiz Bowl

Saturday, April 21st, 2 – 6pm? (exact time TBD), Environment and Natural Resources 2 (ENR 2) building, Rm 107

We are looking for Phi Alpha Theta student volunteers to assist faculty with overseeing the APUSH quiz bowl. Please contact Professor Hemphill (khemphill@email.arizona.edu) or Professor Pérez (erikaperez@email.arizona.edu) if you are willing to commit an afternoon of your time to facilitate this event for the benefit of local high school AP history students.


Medieval Game Night and Faculty Talk by Dr. Milliman on Medieval Games

Wednesday April 25th, 5:30pm, 406A Chavez

Fan of Game of Thrones? Then you might like Dr. Milliman’s talk and his twist on our usual Game Night with his expertise on Medieval games. All students are welcome!


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