Phi Alpha Theta is an academic honor society for colleges and universities 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 (https://phialphatheta.org/).
The Phi Alpha Theta Chapter at Dartmouth College aims to offer dedicated history students co-curricular academic and professional resources to complement their courses of study, as well as to provide an additional forum to engage with the discipline. Chapter members will have the opportunity to engage in a vibrant intellectual community through offerings such as speaker events, academic resources, research workshops, and alumni networking. The Phi Alpha Theta community will bring history from outside of the classroom into a space that enables free intellectual exchange and interpersonal connection. Finally, the Chapter will frame the study of history by demonstrating not only the breath of research fields, but also the diversity of approaches to historiographical study and potential applications after graduation (https://sites.dartmouth.edu/pat/).
Due to COVID-19, the installation of the Dartmouth chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was postponed to spring 2021. Though continuing COVID-19 safety protocols limited the in-person attendance at the May 27, 2021 ceremony, students and faculty not able to attend in-person joined the ceremony via Zoom. Executive board members for 2021-22 Garrick Allison '22, Clare Downey '24, and Sam LeLacheur '23 planned and led this year's ceremony.
The Department of History would like to say a special thank you to 2020-21 executive board members Jonathan Briffault '21, Sarah Sim '21, and Nina Vogel '21 for their tireless efforts in planning Phi Alpha Theta events despite the pandemic and for all of their outreach to incoming students in the fall of 2020.