Welcome

The Pennsylvania Historical Association advocates and advances knowledge about the history and culture of Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region, because understanding how the past informs the present helps us shape a better future.
PHA achieves its mission by fostering the teaching and study of Pennsylvania history and culture through:

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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Watch the Plenary talk in honor of Bill Pencak at the 2014 Annual Meeting

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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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See the joint issue of Pennsylvania History and Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography:

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Table of Contents and Supplemental Materials.

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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

Call For Papers for the Pennsylvania History, Special Issue: Pennsylvania and the Great War.

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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.