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Scott BillsScott Bills Memorial Prize

The Peace History Society will award the Scott Bills Memorial Prize bi-annually (in odd years) for an outstanding English-language work in the field of Peace History. The next prize will be awarded for an outstanding first book or an outstanding dissertation by a faculty member or independent scholar completed in 2016 or 2017. The Prize carries a cash award of $500. The PHS invites nominations (including self-nominations). By May 3, please submit a letter of nomination and one copy of the book directly to each member of the Scott Bills Prize Committee:

Elizabeth N. Agnew
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0500

Erika Kuhlman
History Department
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83209

Shelley Rose
Department of History
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Previous award recipients:

2014-15: Leilah Danielson, American Gandhi : A. J. Muste and the history of radicalism in the twentieth century (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).

2012-13: Gearóid Barry, The disarmament of hatred : Marc Sangnier, French Catholicism and the legacy of the First World War, 1914-45 (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

2010-11: Nicholas Krehbiel, General Lewis B. Hershey and Conscientious Objection during World War II (Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 2011).

2008-09: Ross A. Kennedy, The Will to Believe: Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and America's Strategy for Peace and Security (Kent State University Press, 2009).

2006-07: Wesley Hogan, Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC's Dream for a New America (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2007).

2003-05: Michael S. Foley, Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2003).

PHS hopes to make the Bills Memorial Prize a self-perpetuating endowment.  You may make an online donation to this fund in memory of Scott Bills at
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