Peace History Society

Officers and Board
 PHS Conferences
Peace and Change
Peace and Change blog
PHS Newsletter
Elise M. Boulding Prize

DeBenedetti Prize

Scott Bills Memorial Prize

Lifetime Award

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Announcements of Conferences, etc. of Interest to Peace Historians

PHS Photograph Archive

PHS History

PHS Bylaws


Plenary Session "The Peace History Society: A History and Analysis by Some of Its Early Leaders" at 2007 PHS Conference "Historical Perspectives on Engendering War, Peace and Justice"

The Peace History Society was founded in 1964 to encourage, and coordinate national and international scholarly work to explore and articulate the conditions and causes of peace and war, and to communicate the findings of scholarly work to the public.

Members of PHS seek to broaden the understanding of and possibilities for world peace. The membership includes anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and other scholars and students of movements for peace and social justice, international and military affairs, transnational and cross-cultural analyses, and literary studies. Many members teach related course in colleges, universities, or secondary schools; others are students, peace activists, and the interested public. Drawn not only from North America but from around the world, members are concerned with making peace research relevant to the scholarly disciplines, policy makers, and to their own societies.

2019 PHS Conference: Commemorating Violent Conflict: Building Sustainable Peace (Kent State University, October 24-26, 2019). The Call for Papers deadline is February 15.

The January 2019 PHS Newsletter is now available.

The PHS offers the following prizes (see the 2017 winners):

PHS20172017 PHS Conference: Remembering Muted Voices: Conscience, Dissent, Resistance and Civil Liberties in World War I through Today (October 19-22, 2017, National World War I Museum, Kansas City, MO). Selected pictures from the awards ceremony and the conference Remembering Muted Voices and memorial service are available on the PHS facebook page, and more pictures from the conference are available at

Charles Chatfield (1934-2015)

F. Hilary Conroy (1919-2015)

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Charles ChatfieldCharles Chatfield receives the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from PHS president Scott Bennett.

Charles F. Howlett, "American Peace History since the Vietnam War," Perspectives on History (December 2010): 35-38.

Virginia S. Williams, "The Peace History Society: An Affiliate of the AHA since 1963," Perspectives on History (November 2009).

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