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Muted Voices
Opening plenary of 2017 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)

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.

Peace History Society 2023 Conference, Gwynedd Mercy University, October 26 - October 28, 2023.

PHS co-sponsored webinar "Critically Concerned: Catholic Women Religious and the Nonviolent Quest for Peace & Justice--Experiences and Perspectives" (November 9, 2022) with Sr. Jeanne Clark, OP; Sr. Diane Guerin, RSM, Ph.D.; Carole Sargent, Ph.D.; and Elaine Markey. Sargent is author of Transform Now Plowshares: Megan Rice, Gregory Boertje-Obed, and Michael Walli (Liturgical Press, 2022), and Markey is author of A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura (Nation Books, 2016).

The May 2023 PHS Newsletter is now available

New series: Studies in Peace History (Brill), editors: Scott H. Bennett and Michael Clinton

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