Society News

Recruiting Officers for 2018-2019!

Phi Alpha Theta is in need of Officers for the 2018-2019 school year. The positions available are as follows:

Vice President
• Must be an individual in their Junior year at Cal as they will take over PhAT when the current President graduates next Spring.
• S/he will work closely with and assist the current President in order to learn how the society is run and ensure a seamless transition to the 2019-2020 school year.
• Expected to attend all large events such as Grad/Undergrad Luncheon and History Faculty Dinner.

• Maintain a membership roll and assist any other officer who needs assistance.
• Perform routine clerical and administrative functions when the situation arises.
• It is a “Jack-Of-All-Trades” position and requires the individual to be familiar with several different aspects of how PhAT operates.

• This individual will be in charge of budgetary needs for PhAT.
• Will be responsible for allocating funds, organizing fundraisers, keeping track of funds available, purchase order requests, and working with our Activities Director in regards to our larger events.

Activities Director
• Lead in the development and implementation of engaging biweekly programmes (i.e. social events, educational events).
• Handle all event-planning for Lecture Nights (i.e. reaching out to professors and asking them to guest lecture).
• Attend events and be the monitor/MC so as to ensure events run smoothly.

Public Relations Director
• In charge of publicizing events and increasing our online presence in order to bring more exposure to PhAT.
• Will be responsible for our Facebook page, Instagram account, coordinating with Leah to email the department
• Update the blog on our new website,

If you are interested in one of these positions, please fill out the following application before July 20th, 2018:

Please feel free to contact President Stanley Shaw with any questions or concerns!


Syria Then and Now: A Conversation with Professor Shwayri!


Join Phi Alpha Theta and Professor Shwayri for a conversation about Syria’s political and military history, and how the country’s past has shaped recent events. Our meeting will entail a brief presentation on the country’s history, followed by an open discussion with a visiting scholar in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Professor Sofia Shwayri, who is currently working on a manuscript entitled “The Spaces of the Syrian War (2011-present).” All are welcome to attend!
Feel free to bring questions and topics of interest.


Thursday. April 19th
7:00 PM
Dwinelle 254
Events, Society News

The 101 Circus is Coming!

It’s that time of year again!
The 101 Circus is fast approaching and we are eager for anyone who has completed or is in the process of completing their thesis to present their work. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk about the culmination of both your educational experience here at Berkeley and a subject in which you are passionate about. Please feel free to invite family and friends to your presentation and show off your hard work. All are welcome to attend!!
For those that wish to present and/or attend, the Circus will be held:
Wednesday, May 2nd
in Dwinelle 3335
from 10 am until 4 pm
(with an hour break between 12 and 1 for lunch)
Those wishing to present should fill out the following questionnaire by April 28th:


Society News

Important Upcoming Deadlines!

On Wednesday, April 4th, the UC Berkeley History Department
will be holding a lunch where our undergraduate and graduate students can meet and mingle from
12-1:30 p.m. in Ishi Court

Join us for an afternoon of great conversation, a light lunch,
and the opportunity to get to know your fellow students of History!

Fill out the link below before March 27th to RSVP

**Graduating Phi Alpha Theta Members**

Celebrate your Phi Alpha Theta membership at graduation by wearing our official sash, cord, or both!
Cords are red & blue with mixed tassel
Sashes are red satin with a light blue insignia
If you would like to purchase Phi Alpha Theta sash or cord to wear at graduation,
please fill out the form below before March 31st: