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2014 Northwest Regional Conference

The University of Montana History Department and Carroll College History Department jointly hosted the 2014 Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Conference. The conference was held April 10-12, 2014 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The Call for Papers, the Conference Program, and the list of winners of paper prizes is available below. Thanks to all who attended and congratulations to the three paper prize winners.


The program committee invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit individual paper abstracts dealing with any and all aspects of history. Once abstracts are submitted, the program committee will assemble panels and assign chairs and commentators from among the faculty members attending the conference. Student presenters must be Phi Alpha Theta members to be considered for paper prizes.


The program for the 2014 Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Conference is now available.


The 2014 Northwest Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference and the Faculty Prize Committee are happy to announce this year's paper prize recipients:

    *Harry Fritz Best Overall Paper Prize:

Chelsea Chamberlain, University of Montana (MA student)
"Disguising Dependence: Scientific Philanthropy and Disability in the Gilded Age"

    *Best Undergraduate Student Paper Prize:

Gustave Lester, University of Idaho
"The Spokane Flood Controversy: Appropriate Responses to Challenging Ideas"

    *Best Graduate Student Paper Prize:

Pat O'Connor, University of Montana (PhD student)
"The Right to Spit: Contesting Public Spitting in Washington, DC, 1903"


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