Each year, Elizabethtown’s best students present research papers at Phi Alpha Theta’s regional conferences.
Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference - 2016
In 2016 Chris Panetta participated in the Pennsylvania East Regional Conference at West Chester University. Chris presented a paper entitled “Laying down the Tracks: The Response of Management to the Great Railroad Strike of 1877.” Chris’s presentation was part of a larger panel on American Labor History. Dr. Newsome accompanied Chris to the conference and commented on another panel on War and Technology. Both Chris and Dr. Newsome especially enjoyed the lunchtime performance of the Dill Pickle Old Time Orchestra, which played a wonderful selection of early American music.
Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference - 2015
In 2015 Sarah Thomas, Chris Panetta, and Gwen Fries participated in the Pennsylvania East Regional Conference at Ursinus College. Sarah presented a paper entitled “The Futurists: Futurism, Fascism, and Feminism.” Chris presented a paper entitled “From Left to Right: Paul Déroulède, the Ligue des Patriotes, and the Shift in French Nationalism.” And Gwen presented a paper entitled “C’est Paris! Jazz Comes to France.”
Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference - 2014
In 2014 Sarah Thomas participated in the Pennsylvania East Regional Conference at Shippensburg University. Sara presented a paper on "Representing America: The Congress for Cultural Freedom."
Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference - 2013
In 2013 Bella D’Asciano, Tyler Eshelman, and Jason Halberstadt participated in the Mid-Atlantic conference at Shepherdstown University. Bella examined “Douglas MacArthur and the Philippine Campaign,” Tyler analyzed “French Nuclear Technology in the Postwar Age,” and Jason explored “Kristallnacht and the Final Solution."