History & Political Science Department

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, and won third place. In 2016 and 2017, Tenor won in both the print and on-line undergraduate journal categories.  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.  In 2018 and 2019, Tenor won the undergraduate online journal category. 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 submission guidelines.