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2014 Northwest Regional Conference

The University of Montana History Department and Carroll College History Department are jointly hosting the upcoming 2014 Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Conference. The conference will be held April 10-12, 2014 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The conference program is available below.


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.

Guidelines for Submission:

Submit both Abstracts and Papers electronically to:

  • Please submit the abstracts and the papers as MS Word attachments.
  • Please include presenter’s last name and school in the file name.

Abstracts:  due Friday, February 14, 2014 (

  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words in length, double-spaced.
  • Please include a working title for the paper.
  • Briefly explain the central question or problem that is examined in the paper.
  • Include name, institution, status (undergraduate or graduate) and a working title.
  • Please include a preliminary indication of audiovisual needs.
  • Presenters are not required to be members of their local PAT chapter, but only members are eligible for awards.
  • If possible, please send all of the abstracts for your chapter in one email.

Final papers:  due Friday, March 21, 2014 (

  • Final papers should be a maximum of 10 pages, excluding endnotes, bibliography, and title page.
  • Title page should include name, institution, chapter name (if PAT member), status (undergraduate or graduate), and final paper title.
  • Papers should have endnotes instead of footnotes to help monitor page length.
  • Paper should be double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1” margins.
  • Paper should include a complete bibliography at end.
  • If possible, please send all of the papers for your chapter in one email.

NOTE: Paper presentations should be no more than 20 minutes long. Though digital projection equipment will be available, the Program Committee asks that students only request its use if absolutely necessary. Students will be responsible for bringing their own laptop computers and connecting them to the media equipment before their panels begin.

Contact Professor Kyle G. Volk.


The conference registration fee is $85 per person and will include four meals at the conference.


Rooms can be booked through the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Special conference room rates, which are available through March 10th, 2014, range from $79.00 to $119.00 per room per night. Book early to obtain the best possible rates.

  • North Wing - $79.00
  • Park Tower - $99.00
  • Lake Tower - $119.00


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

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