Welcome

The Pennsylvania Historical Association advances knowledge about the heritage and culture of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region, because understanding how the past informs the present helps us shape a better future.

The Pennsylvania Historical Association achieves its mission by:

The PHA holds its annual meeting in a different Pennsylvania location each fall. The annual meetings bring together historians, educators and history buffs to participate in a wide variety of panel discussions, to hear speakers, and to enjoy meeting others interested in Pennsylvania history.

The PHA is also a proud sponsor of History Day and the exciting, www.explorepahistory.com web site. We are pleased to have partnerships with other organizations throughout the Commonwealth to promote an interest in Pennsylvania history.

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Winners of Student Poster Session at 2014 PHA Annual Meeting

1. Alex Tabor and Shelby Heisler, Slippery Rock University, "We Have had it Up to Here": Murder, Riot and Civil Rights in a Western Pennsylvania Industrial Town

2. Alexander Ames, University of Delaware, The Letter and the Spirit: Toward a Qualitative Method for the Study of Pennsylvania German Calligraphy and Manuscript Illumination, c. 1683-1855

3. James Kopaczewski, Villanova University, William White's War: An Irish-Philadelphian's Experiences in the American Civil War

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Forthcoming in winter 2015 a joint issue of Pennsylvania History and Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography:

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Along with the joint issue, supplemental materials will be available on this Web site.

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New Initiative by PHA: History Bibliographies

A new series of bibliographies on various on Pennsyvania and mid-Atlantic topics. The first, on labor history, is a collaborative effort of the PHA and the Pennsylvania Labor History Society.

A Bibliography of Labor History in Pennsylvania

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Announcements

Please take the Committee for Advocacy and Outreach short survey on promoting Pennsylvania history using this link. You do not need to be a PHA member to take the survey.

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The 2015 PHA Annual Meeting Call For Papers is now available.

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A new book by Dan Barr is available: A Colony Sprung from Hell: Pittsburgh and the Struggle for Authority on the Western Pennsylvania Frontier.