Phi Alpha Theta Carolinas Regional Conference

Making Sense of the South

April 18, 2015
University South Carolina Beaufort
Hilton Head Gateway Campus

About the Conference

The Alpha Omicron Mu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at the University of South Carolina Beaufort is proud to host the 2015 Carolinas Regional Conference at their Hilton Head Gateway Campus (meeting concurrently with the second annual Palmetto Connections Symposium). Our luncheon keynote address will be given by Dr. Mark M. Smith, Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina.

We invite undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities across the region to attend the conference and present original research in front of a welcoming and supportive audience of students and faculty. Both members and non-members of Phi Alpha Theta are welcome to submit proposals. Members will be eligible for prizes for the best undergraduate and graduate paper.

Call for Proposals and Papers

The program committee requests the submission of complete panels as well as individual papers.  Topics for papers may come from a broad range of subjects and eras. Panel proposals should be of no more than 200 words for thematic panels consisting of three or a maximum of four speakers, including a possible discussant. Proposals must also include paper abstracts of no more than 200 words, a short bio for each presenter, and a brief letter of support from the student’s chapter advisor. Individual paper proposals should include an abstract of no more than 200 words, a short bio, and a brief letter of support from the student’s chapter advisor.

Abstracts and bios should be sent to and received no later than February 20, 2015.
If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by March 2, 2015. The deadline for submitting completed papers to session chairs and the program committee is April 1, 2015.
Please direct any questions to Dr. J. Brent Morris, USCB Alpha Omicron Mu chapter advisor at MORRISJ1@USCB.EDU.