Tennessee PAT Regional Conference

April 1, 2017 at the University of Tennessee Martin


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Call for Papers

Undergraduate and graduate student members of Phi Alpha Theta are invited to present papers at the 2017 Tennessee Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference at the University of Tennessee Martin on Saturday, April 1.


Paper proposal submissions must include:

  1. The name, status (undergraduate or graduate student), college/university, and e-mail address of the student;
  2. The paper title;
  3. A paper abstract of approximately 100 words;
  4. A biographical sketch of the student.

Paper proposal submissions must be sent as a Word attachment to Dr. Margaret Lewis at mlewis47@utm.edu by FEBRUARY 15, 2017.

Student Presenters' Registration and Payment Deadline

Students whose paper proposals are accepted for presentation at the conference should send in their completed registration forms (PDF) and registration payments of $25 per person no later than MARCH 6, 2017. Registration may be done through the mail (postmarked March 6 or earlier) with a check made out to “UT Martin.” Checks must come from a university/college or faculty member's bank account. Registration forms and checks should be sent to:


Dr. Margaret Lewis
Department of History and Philosophy
322 Humanities Bldg
Martin, TN 38238

Guidelines for Students' Final Papers

Students’ final papers must be sent as Word attachments in e-mail to Dr. Margaret Lewis by MARCH 6, 2017 at mlewis47@utm.edu


The guidelines for a student's final paper are:

  1. All papers must include the student writer's name, school, and status (undergraduate or graduate student).
  2. All papers must have a title.
  3. The paper should be 10-12 double-spaced pages long, counting footnotes or endnotes, but not counting the bibliography. The maximum paper length is 12 pages.
  4. All papers must have footnotes or endnotes (no parenthetical citations) and a bibliography.
  5. All papers must be in a 12-point font.
  6. Each student paper presentation should be completed in 15-18 minutes at the conference.

Prizes will be awarded for the Phi Alpha Theta undergraduate and graduate papers that are judged to be the best and submitted in accordance with the paper guidelines.

Registration and Payment Deadline for PAT Faculty Advisors and Other Attendees

The registration and payment deadline for Phi Alpha Theta chapter advisors and other attendees at the regional conference is MARCH 6, 2017. Attendees must complete a printable (PDF) registration form or forms and write a check for $25 per person to "UT Martin" (postmarked in the regular mail by March 6). Checks must come from a university/college or faculty member's bank account.


LATE REGISTRATIONS with payments of $30 per person will be available FOR NON-PAPER PRESENTERS ONLY from MARCH 7 until MARCH 17, 2017 (completed printable registration form with a check enclosed and postmarked by March 17). As with on-time registrations, checks must come from a university/college or faculty member's bank account. March 17 is the absolute, final deadline date for late registrations.

Conference Details

Date: April 1, 2017

Location: University of Tennessee at Martin, Boling University Center

Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Helen Smith, Associate Professor of English, Kentucky State University, “History as Activism: Rebecca Skloot and Henrietta Lacks”

Contact information: Dr. Margaret Lewis, mlewis47@utm.edu

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