Past Events

Special Event: History Department Commencement Lunch and Ceremony

Thursday, May 11, 1-4pm at Arizona Historical Society (949 E 2nd St)

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In addition to commencement ceremonies offered by the University of Arizona and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of History sponsors its own commencement activities. We are one of very few departments on campus that chooses to honor its graduates with their own commencement program. Each student is recognized individually and is given the opportunity to say a few words to those in attendance. We feel that by giving our graduates the opportunity to celebrate their achievements in a more intimate atmosphere, with the faculty who have guided and mentored them, as well as with their fellow history students, their commencement experience will be more meaningful and memorable.

The event, which includes a lunch catered by Roma, is free for all graduating History students. Tickets for guests and non-graduating students are $10 each if purchased by Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Caps and gowns are welcome, but not required. Phi Alpha Theta members can purchase special cords from Prof. Hemphill at a cost of $20.

If you are graduating this year, please fill out this Graduating Student Profile Form and email it to Vicki Parker (vrparker@email.arizona.edu). You can also download a PDF version of the form and bring it to Vicki in Social Sciences 119, or in the History main office in Social Sciences 215.

If you are not graduating this year, you are welcome and encouraged to attend to support our graduating Phi Alpha Theta members!

RSVP and ticket purchases:  Please RSVP to Victoria Parker [520-621-3793; vrparker@email.arizona.edu; Social Sciences room 119] and purchase your tickets on or before Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Event: Phi Alpha Theta Book Sale

Thursday, April 27, 9:30am-4pm Outside of the Social Sciences Building

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Phi Alpha Theta hosted a fundraising book sale in front of the Social Sciences Building. We sold over 150 books and made over $240 for our organization.

Meeting: Board Game Night

Wednesday, April 26, 5:30-7:30 pm in Social Sciences (Room TBA)

Bring your favorite board games and join us for a faculty and student game night! All history majors, minors, and friends are welcome. Game selection will include Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, Clue, and many more.

Meeting: Movie Night with Prof. Doug Weiner

Screening of Close to Eden (1991)

Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 pm-8pm in Social Sciences 128

Join us for a screening and discussion of Close to Eden (originally Urga), an Oscar-nominated film that tells a tale of modernization through the experiences of a Mongolian shepherd who encounters a broken-down Russian truck driver. Following the movie, we will have a discussion with Prof. Weiner, an expert on Russian and global history. Snacks will be provided.

Special Event: AP US History (APUSH) Quiz Bowl

Saturday, April 15, 2-6pm at Old Main

The University of Arizona is hosting its first-ever Quiz Bowl for local high school students who are enrolled in APUSH courses. Students will meet at Old Main at 2pm to tour the campus and local historical institutions. At 3pm, students will convene in the Silver & Sage room of Old Main for the Quiz Bowl. Phi Alpha Theta members will be volunteering at the event to speak to potential undergraduate students about the History major and ensure that the quiz goes smoothly. This is a great chance for community service and outreach! If you are interested in volunteering, please email khemphill at email.arizona.edu for further details.

Meeting: Board Game Night

Wednesday, April 12, 5:30-7:30 pm in Social Sciences Room 114

Bring your favorite board games and join us for a faculty and student game night! All history majors, minors, and friends are welcome. Game selection will include Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, Clue, and many more.

Meeting: Presentation by Prof. Alison Futrell

“Representations of the Assassination of Julius Caesar in Popular Culture”

Wednesday, April 5, 5:30 pm-7pm in Social Sciences 128

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Prof. Alison Futrell, an expert on ancient Roman history, is “intrigued by representations of ancient Rome in the modern world, in film, literature and art.” Professor Futrell will be join as at our usual meeting time to speak on how the assassination of Julius Caesar has been represented in popular culture over time, including in Shakespeare.

Meeting: Board Game Night

Wednesday, March 29, 5:30-7:30 pm in Social Sciences 114

Bring your favorite board games and join us for a faculty and student game night! All history majors, minors, and friends are welcome. Game selection will include Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, Clue, and many more.

Special Event: Tour the Arizona Historical Society

Friday, March 24, 1pm at the Arizona Historical Society (949 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85719)

Join us for a special group tour of the Arizona Historical Society. The AHS has excellent collections pertaining to the Arizona Territorial era; Southern Arizona and borderlands; and Arizona business, genealogy, ranching, politics, mining, military, law, non-profit and grass roots organizations, ephemera, photographs, and maps. The tour will include both the museum and library areas of the society. This is an great opportunity for students interested in Arizona history or wishing to learn more about conducting archival research. Interested parties should meet outside the main entrance of AHS by 12:50pm.

Meeting: Presentation by Prof. Laura Tabili

“Migrants & Empire: 250 Years of Colonized People in Britain, & Why We Should Care”

Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 pm-7pm in Social Sciences 128

Join us for a special guest presentation by Prof. Laura Tabili, who studies Modern British History. Prof. Tabili will discuss her research on immigration to Britain and her archival experiences. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about how to identify research questions and how to pursue those questions in the archives!

Meeting: Study Session and Game Night

Wednesday, March 8, 5:30 pm-7pm in Social Sciences 128

This week’s meeting will be a casual study session and game night.

Special Event: Postal History Foundation Visit

Friday, March 3, 1pm-3:00pm

Phi Alpha Theta will take a special trip to the Postal History Foundation’s Slusser Memorial Philatelic Library to view Civil War collections and other historical artifacts. We will meet at the Postal History Foundation building (920 N. 1st Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719) just before 1pm. Because of staffing restrictions, seating will be limited to a small number of students.

Meeting: Game Night

Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 pm-7pm in Social Sciences 114

Join us for a special guest presentation by Prof. Laura Tabili, who studies Modern British History. Prof. Tabili will discuss her research on immigration to Britain and her archival experiences. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about how to identify research questions and how to pursue those questions in the archives!

Meeting: Conducting Archival Research

Presentation by Daniel Ellis

Wednesday, February 22, 5:30 pm-7pm in Social Sciences 128

Join us for Daniel Ellis’s presentation on conducting research in UK archives and designing research questions.

Meeting: How to Get Into Graduate School

Presentation by Katherine Morrissey, Kathryn Gallien, and Katie Hemphill

Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 pm-7pm in Social Sciences 128

Join us for a special guest presentation by Prof. Laura Tabili, who studies Modern British History. Prof. Tabili will discuss her research on immigration to Britain and her archival experiences. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about how to identify research questions and how to pursue those questions in the archives!

Meeting: First Inaugural Meeting

Wednesday, February 1, 5:30 pm-7pm in Social Sciences 128

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Movie Night: Elizabeth

We will be showing the 1998 film, Elizabeth, and Dr. Laura Tabili will be presenting on the true history behind the movie.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
5:30  – 8:30 PM
Social Sciences 136


Information Session on Graduate Study in History
October 9, 2014
4:00 PM

This panel will provide information for UA undergraduate students who are considering graduate study in history, either for the MA or the PhD. Speakers will discuss how to select possible graduate schools; what is expected during the application process; the experience of graduate study; and job prospects after receiving the degree.

Speakers:
Katherine Morrissey, Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies
Katie Hemphill, Assistant Professor of History
Kathryn Gallien, current PhD candidate


October 17, 2013
6:30pm
Argo Movie Night: “Watching the movie Argo, about the Iran hostage crisis. Directed by and starring Ben Affleck. Presentation before the film by Professor David Gibbs. Hosted by your very own Phi Alpha Theta chapter at UofA!”


April 26, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Movie Night: Screening of Dr. Strangelove with guest speaker Prof. Gibbs


April 9, 2013
5:30pm
It’s ELECTION NIGHT!!!!!


Fall Book Sale
November 9, 2012
10:00AM-3:00PM
Eastern Entrance of the Social Sciences Building (Across from the Forbes Building)
Come to sell wonderful books and/or look for published treasures!


October 26, 2012
3:30 PM
General Meeting to discuss events


September 28, 2012
3:30 pm
First General Meeting of the Semester
Going to discuss events for the upcoming semester
General things about being a member in the club

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