About This Journal
Since 2002, the Psi Sigma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society has collected noteworthy undergraduate and graduate papers written by UNLV’s history students and published them in our online journal. The first issue of Psi Sigma: Historical Journal included three award-winning papers by graduate students; the second issue featured award-winning undergraduate papers. The journal quickly expanded to include a mix of undergraduate and graduate work, book reviews, and essays. In 2010, Psi Sigma issued a special edition of the journal, publishing several papers that were presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Southwest Regional Conference, hosted by UNLV; a number of the papers published were written by students from other Phi Alpha Theta chapters in the region.
Over the years the style of the journal has developed and evolved, yet it has continued to publish outstanding undergraduate and graduate work in issues published in Fall and Spring semesters each school year. In 2011, former editor Marie Rowley renamed the journal Psi Sigma Siren and updated its masthead.
Now in our 10th year of electronic publication, we are proud to continue to present some of the strongest student efforts in historical research and writing and to archive them through UNLV’s Digital Scholarship site in collaboration with Lied Libraries.