Eagle History Society | Department of History

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Eagle History Society

The Eagle History Society is a student-led extracurricular history club open to all majors at all levels with no requirements for membership other than an interest in history. The club is a fun place for students to gather for movie nights, trivia nights, field trips, interesting outings, and a host of other events each semester.

About the group:

The UNT Eagles History Society was founded by Brooke Esdall, Josh Lopez, Carlos Hughes, Alexandria Wolridge, and Julia Wetzel at the advisement and encouragement of Dr. Phelps. We began working on the organization in Fall of 2019, and activities started in the spring. The society was founded to help bring history lovers together to encourage a love of history while interacting in different realms of professional history. It is our goal to open doors to students wishing to pursue a degree in history.

Joining the EHS will allow students to connect with other history lovers while interacting with history itself. The society also helps students connect with faculty members within the History Department and engage with resources in the professional realm of history. Various jobs in the world of history are showcased to show students that there is more to the professional world of history then just teaching. It is possible to have a job in history and not starve! In addition to these academic and professional opportunities, we are also proud to help connect students with each other to forge lasting friendships. During times such as these, connection is more important than ever, and we hope to help facilitate those connections.

Club email: EaglesHistorySociety@gmail.com

Events and activities:

To keep our members safe, all of our activities have been moved online. Our currently planned events include trivia nights, a virtual faculty-lead tour, and a virtual baking night featuring a historically accurate recipe!

Our activities and meetings will continue to be online until it is safe to return to face-to-face meetings. Once that is possible, we hope to resume activies that are not possible to do through a screen, such as field trips and shared meals.

World Trivia Night will take place on November 10th at 7:00pm-9:00pm with an introduction by Dr. Jacob Blosser, National President of Phi Alpha Theta.

Baking Night will be held on November 18th at 7:00pm. We will be making Plumb Cakes with Kate Doak, and Dr. Mike Wise will be giving a small lecture. The list of ingredients will be sent out soon.

Previous Event Highlights:

Harry Potter: History of Magic virtual lecture

 Question 2, What famous children's party game was an Olympic event from 1900 to 1920?

-Eagle History Society trivia night- January 2020 (The answer is Tug-of-War!)

A group of students at a restaurant, sitting at a long table. Most of them are looking at the camera, and most of them are smiling.

-Eagle History Society enjoying a meal after a trip to the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas- February 2020

Current Leadership:

President: Julia Wetzel (Juliawetzel@my.unt.edu)

Vice President: Katie Doak

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wesley Phelps (Wesley.Phelps@unt.edu)

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