Roundtable at 2005 PHS Conference "Peace Activism and Scholarship: Historical Perspectives of Social, Economic, and Political Change"


Peace Activism and Scholarship: Historical Perspectives of Social, Economic, and Political Change

Conference 3-5 November 2005, to be held at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA

 Conference Arrangements

Winthrop University is delighted to host the November 2005 Peace History Society Conference. Covering 425 acres, Winthrop’s campus is comprised of a historic, traditional central campus. All conference activities will be hosted by the University in a variety of attractive settings. The university is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. A city of 60,000, Rock Hill offers many amenities, easily accessible from the campus.  Located approximately 20 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina along Rte. 77, travelers can arrive by flying into Charlotte-Douglass International Airport or by car from rte 77. Information about the University can be found at

Click Here for Registration Information.  

Click Here for Program Guide.

Banquet and Keynote Speaker:

The banquet will be held on the Winthrop campus in the Tuttle Dining Room. The cost will be $13.00 and the keynote address will be given by Father Roy Bourgeois.  Father Bourgeois, a Maryknoll Priest, founded the organization School of the Americas Watch in 1990 as a response to the killing of six Jesuit priests and their co-workers in El Salvador in November 1989 by SOA graduates. SOA Watch seeks to close down the School of the Americas, which was renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, in Columbus, Georgia. Thousands of people come every year to the annual vigil at Ft. Benning, and the movement has helped to transform the U.S.-Latin American peace movement.  Father Bourgeois received the Ghandi Peace Award in 1994, the Fransiscan Peacemaker of the Year Award in 1996, the Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Award in 1997, and the COPRED Award for Social Change. 

Conference Housing:  All Rooms Need to be reserved by October 1, 2005 to receive the conference rate

The Inn at Winthrop    An on-campus conference facility which has shareable two-room suites at $54.00 per suite. Contact Ms. Kelly Shelton at 803-323-2300. Information about the Inn at Winthrop can be found at

 The Book and Spindle   A bed-and-breakfast across from Winthrop University on Oakland Avenue . This inn has 4 rooms (2 for $65.00 and 2 for $75.00) Call  803-328-1913.

 The Hampton Inn    The Hampton Inn is offering a conference rate of $59.00 per night. Rooms at the Hampton Inn will require transportation to and from the conference, although Winthrop will offer limited van transportation. The Hampton Inn is surrounded by a variety of “chain eat and drinkeries!” for post-conference gatherings.  For reservations, call Ms. Courtney Peterson  (Sales Coordinator)   803-325-1100. Please inform her that you are with the PHS conference.

 The Oratory   Available for graduate students and activists, the Oratory is a Catholic community within walking distance of the university on Charlotte Avenue. These rooms are dormitory-style and will be available for an extremely reasonable rate. Please call  Father David Valtierra at 803-327-6450.


Rock Hill, SC and Winthrop University are easily accessible from the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Approximately 20 miles south of Charlotte (25 to 30 minute drive) along rte. 77 travelers should have little difficulty. All major car rental agencies have booths at the airport . These agencies will provide maps and directions to aid you in getting to the University.

Winthrop will provide free shuttle service from the Charlotte-Douglas airport to campus at the following times: 

Thursday, 3 Nov. at 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm; and Friday, 4 Nov. at  11:00 am.

Riders should meet the driver with a PHS sign in Baggage Claim on the lower level of the Charlotte-Douglas Airport . If you plan to use this service, please contact Dr. Lynne Dunn at  or Dr. Ginger Williams at so we know to expect you.

A shuttle will return people to the airport Sunday morning

Conference participants planning to use the Winthrop shuttle from the airport should book housing reservations at The Winthrop Inn, The Book and Spindle, or The Oratory so they do not need transportation during the conference. Those wishing to stay at the Hampton Inn or other motels in Rock Hill will need to rent a car at the airport so that they have transportation.

Those traveling by car will find Rock Hill and Winthrop University easy to locate. Exiting rte 77 at the Winthrop University/Rock Hill exit, follow Cherry Road to the University, located at the corner of Cherry Road and Oakland Avenue. Visitor  parking is available at The Inn at Winthrop and at various locations around campus. Should you need more explicit directions, please contact Dr. Lynne Dunn at  or Dr. Ginger Williams at