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Mona Siegel with a copy of her book Peace on Our Terms

Elise M. Boulding Prize in Peace History

The Peace History Society invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the Elise Boulding Prize in Peace History for an outstanding English-language nonfiction book by a single author in the field of Peace History published in 2021 or 2022. For books with different electronic and print publication dates, please submit based on the date the book appears in print, although books appearing only in electronic format are also eligible. First books and dissertations are not eligible. This prize, awarded biennially, carries a cash award of $500.

Please send a brief nomination letter (listing the author’s name, email address, book title, and publication information) along with a copy of the book to each member of the prize committee listed below. Nominees who do not send a copy of their submission to all members of the prize committee may be deemed ineligible for the award. The committee’s strong preference is for books to be submitted in print format, but electronic submissions will be accepted. For books submitted electronically, please write “Elise M. Boulding Prize submission” in the email subject line.

Nominations must be received by May 1, 2023.

Dr. Mona Siegel (chair)
Department of History (6059)
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

Dr. Scott H. Bennett
PO Box 132
Haddonfield, NJ  08033

Dr. Christian Peterson
507 Clark Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Previous award recipients:

2019-20: Mona L. Siegel, Peace on our Terms: The Global Battle for Women's Rights after the First World War (New York City: Columbia University Press, 2020).

2017-18: Michael Kazin, War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918 (Simon & Schuster, 2017).
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