Kentucky Regional Meeting 2023
Western Kentucky University
On 14-15 April 2023, the Department of History at Western Kentucky University hosted
the KY Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference for 2023. Twenty-seven students from eleven
regional institutions presented papers in a friendly and professional environment.
The Department and our Phi Alpha Theta chapter (Eta-Pi) express our gratitude to everyone
for their contributions to making the event a success.
We would also like to congratulate the following winners of paper prizes for our conference:
Best undergraduate paper:
Ava Gyurcsik, University of Cincinnati: “’Tis Woman, Woman Rules Us Still': The Roles of Royal Women during the early English Reformation”
Runners-up for best undergraduate paper (in alphabetical order):
Eden Baize, University of Louisville, "Birth Control and the Sixties: The Dialogue Surrounding the First Oral Contraceptive"
Breanna Edmiston, Union University: "Seized by the Passions: An Essay Highlighting the Controversy of the Great Awakening"
Anthony Thibus, Belmont University: "The Gorbachev Years: Inside Perspectives from
the Era of Perestroika and Beyond"
Best graduate paper
Nicholas Ryan Herrud, Austin Peay State University: "A Borderland of Ideologies: The Polish Army and Western Ukraine 1918-1921"
Runner-up for best graduate paper
Haley Pettit, Eastern Kentucky University: "'We...should have been the pioneers in this great reform': Mormon Leadership Strategies during Utah's Prohibition Movement"
Thank you to all students who participated and all faculty who contributed time and labor to executing the conference.
For questions or additional information, contact either
Dr. Jeffrey Miner (conference coordinator) at email@example.com
Mr. David Serafini (Phi Alpha Theta chapter advisor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe you needed to pay the conference registration fee and have not, please contact Jeffrey Miner to verify or if you are sure, you can pay via Venmo using the information below. The cost of registration is $30, payable to the WKU PAT chapter, which you can find on Venmo (or scan the QR code below).
Phi Alpha Theta Eta Pi Chapter
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