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Tenor of Our Times

Tenor of Our Times is a journal of student historical work jointly produced by the Eta Phi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and the History and Political Science Department. Tenor represents the best scholarship by our undergraduate students and can be on any historical topic. Submissions are accepted until the end of January, and then the journal is published in late April.

Inquiries should be sent to tenortimes@harding.edu.

After a visit to the National Biennial Phi Alpha Theta Conference in January 2012, our students and faculty advisor, Julie E. Harris, came home energized and our first volume was published in Spring 2012. Since that time, our editorial staff has increased from three editors to five, with a supporting faculty editorial board drawn from across the globe and a student editorial board of six-eight sophomores, juniors, and seniors. In the Spring of 2015, at the instigation of editor John Frizzell, Tenor participated in the Phi Alpha Theta Nash Journal Competition. Since then, Tenor has won several Nash Awards. 

In 2017, we adopted the current format and platform of the journal. In 2018, the Nash Award began to require journals to select either print or online. Funds for the Nash Award are used to help expand and print the journal the following year. Our readership continues to grow, and we appreciate your support and interest in Tenor and in history. Tenor is currently available both online, and in print form.  View all volumes of the journal and the submission guidelines.

Issue Archive

Tenor of our Times Volume IX

Volume IX
2020

Nash Award: First place in online

Tenor of our Times Volume VIII

Volume VIII
2019

Nash Award: First place in online

Tenor of our Times Volume VII

Volume VII
2018

Nash Award: First place in online

Tenor of our Times Volume VI

Volume VI
2017

Nash Award: First place in print and online

Tenor of our Times Volume V

Volume V
2016

Nash Award: First place in print and online

Tenor of our Times Volume IV

Volume IV
2015

Nash Award: Third place

Tenor of our Times Volume IIIVolume III
2014
Tenor of our Times Volume II, 2013Volume II
2013
Tenor of our Times Volume I, 2012Volume I
2012