Student Organizations

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta was founded in 1921 to recognize and encourage excellence in the study of history. The Saint Anselm College Sigma Omega Chapter, the first in the State of New Hampshire, was founded in 1972. Membership is by invitation and based on academic performance.

To learn more, contact faculty advisor Professor Sean Perrone or check out the website for the national organization.

Phi Alpha Theta—New England Regional Conference
Saint Anselm College
April 9, 2005

In April 2005, Saint Anselm College's History Department hosted the Phi Alpha Theta New England Regional Conference. Organized by Professor Perrone, the conference hosted students from colleges throughout the region. Students delivered papers on a wide variety of topics, from Roman mosaics to the construction of the Cape Cod Canal.

Three students represented Saint Anselm College at the conference: Aaron Grant, Ainé O'Mahoney, and Teddy Howland. All proved their mettle, winning awards for delivering the best paper in each of their panels.

Look below for a gallery of highlights from the conference.

Aaron Grant (left) vigorously defends his paper, "The Ideological Success of the Darien Venture." Ainé O'Mahoney (right) carefully listens to the commentator's observations concerning her paper, "'Just Make It Go Away': President William Jefferson Clinton and the Rwanda Genocide."

Professor Hugh Dubrulle (left) vainly grasps for a profound thought as he offers comments for the panel "World War II and the Holocaust." Teddy Howland (right) comes up with another knockout performance as he discusses "The Role of Political Cartoons in Communicating the Reasons for British Entry into World War One."

In his luncheon address, "What Do Historians Want? (Besides a Free Lunch)," Professor Phil Pajakowski uses Jan Vermeer's "The Art of Painting," to make pithy and apposite comparisons between the work of artists and historians.

The students who won prizes for delivering the best paper on their panel accept the plaudits of spectators. From left to right: Aaron Grant (Saint Anselm College), Áine O'Mahoney (Saint Anselm College), Jennifer Ibanez (Eastern Nazarene College), Kellyann Williams (Framingham State College), Heather Warmuth (Eastern Nazarene College), and Teddy Howland (Saint Anselm College).

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