Founded in 1964, the Peace History Society encourages, supports, and coordinates national and international work on the causes of peace and war; it also communicates the findings of scholarly work to the general public. PHS members seek to broaden the understanding and possibilities of world peace. They include historians, and other scholars and students of international and military affairs, transnational institutions, and movements for peace and social justice. Many members teach related courses in colleges, universities, or secondary schools; others are students, peace activists, and the general public. Drawn from around the world, PHS members are concerned with making peace research relevant to the scholarly disciplines, policy-makers, and their own societies.
The PHS periodically sponsors or cosponsors major conferences. These have included “Peace and Sovereignty,” “War and Society,” “The Antiwar Movement of the Vietnam Era,” “Peace and War Issues: Gender, Race, Identity, and Citizenship,” “The Politics of Peace Movements: From Nonviolence to Social Justice,” and “Peace Work: The Labor of Peace Activism, Past, Present, and Future.”
Through these conferences, the PHS seeks to establish a continuing dialogue among its members and with other scholars and activists interested in peace, war, and social justice.
Peace & Change
The PHS publishes a quarterly journal, Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research, that features scholarly and interpretive articles relating to the achievement of a peaceful, just, and humane society. The journal also features book reviews and news of the PHS and the Peace and Justice Studies Association. Recent special issues have featured the politics of peace movements, the Nobel Peace Prize, and NGOs and the Vietnam War.
The PHS publishes a quarterly newsletter that provides updates on organizational activities, minutes of Board meetings, news of members, summaries of conference sessions, announcements of new publications, and descriptions of peace research programs.
DEBENEDETTI PRIZE IN PEACE HISTORY
The PHS awards the Charles DeBenedetti Prize every other year to the author or authors of an outstanding journal or book article (published in English), on peace history. Articles submitted may focus on the history of peace movements, the response of individuals to peace and war issues, the relationship between peace and other reform movements, gender issues in warfare in peacemaking, comparative analyses, and quantitative studies. This award honors the late eminent peace historian Charles DeBenedetti.
SCOTT BILLS PRIZE IN PEACE HISTORY
The PHS awards the Scott Bills Prize biannually for an outstanding English language dissertation or first book by a junior (untenured) scholar. This award is made to honor the memory of Scott L. Bills, former PHS president and peace historian.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE & JOIN PHS ONLINE!
Members may now join PHS online. Information and payment (with a credit card) may be sent through a secure website. There is a small fee for this service in addition to the membership dues. It’s fast and easy. Visit the PHS website at: www.berry.edu/phs
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