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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 2014 or 2015. The Prize carries a cash award of $500.

The PHS invites nominations (including self-nominations). Please submit a letter of nomination and one copy of the book or dissertation directly to each member of the Bills Prize Committee by June 1, 2017:

Kevin J. Callahan, Ph.D
Professor of History
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110

Elizabeth Agnew
Department of Philosophy and Religous Studies
North Quad 204
Ball State University
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie, IN  47306-0500

Chuck Howlett
22 Evelyn Road
West Islip, NY 11795

Previous award recipients:

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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