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Organizations & Associations

Phi Alpha Theta

The Department is also home to an award-winning chapter of Phi Alpha Theta the History Honor Society. UL Lafayette's Epsilon-Xi chapter brings together history students and faculty with both social and professional activities such as hosting professors at dinner with members and participating in the organization of local seminars and conference panels. The chapter also produces Clio’s Quill, an award-winning student history journal with an annual publication. Members, and those who just want to be more involved, are afforded many opportunities to participate in educational, social, recreational, and service projects through this group. Follow us and check our activities on our Facebook page.

Contact us at the Office of the President:

Faculty Advisors : Dr. Rob Hermann ( and Dr. Michael Martin (


Louisiana Historical Association and Louisiana History

The Louisiana Historical Association (LHA) promotes excellence in scholarship, teaching, and dissemination of research in all areas of Louisiana History, encourages study and teaching of other areas of history, fosters inclusion of all practitioners of history, and advocates for the responsible stewardship of all cultural resources.

The LHA’s primary resource for sharing information on the history of the Pelican State is through the publication of the state historical journal, Louisiana History. Published quarterly, the journal began in 1960 and is consistently ranked as one of the top state-level historical journals in the country. Issues of the journal contain award-winning articles, notes and documents, book reviews, profiles of historical architecture, biographical sketches, and much more. The editorial headquarters for Louisiana History are housed in our department.


Center for Louisiana Studies

The Center for Louisiana Studies is dedicated to researching, publicizing, promoting, and preserving Louisiana’s cultures and history. Since 1973, the Center has worked not only to preserve the state’s rich heritage, but also to make it accessible to scholars, students, and the general public.

The Center is composed of three divisions: the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, the Research Division, and the Programming and Special Projects Division. Louisiana History. The Center is housed in the historic J. Arthur Roy House.