DeBenedetti Prize In Peace History
Since 1987-88, PHS has awarded the Charles DeBenedetti Prize biannually (in even years). The prize is awarded to the author of an outstanding English-language journal article, book chapter, or introduction on peace history. (To be eligible, book chapters must be published in an edited book; and introductions must be published in an edited book and must be article-length, be a “stand-alone” piece, and have the same scholarly attributes as a research article.) The prize carries a cash award of $500. Articles may focus on the history of peace movements, the response of individuals to peace and war issues, the relationship between peace and other reform movements, gender issues in warfare and peacemaking, comparative analyses, and quantitative studies.
The next DeBenedetti Prize will be awarded for a journal article, book chapter, or introduction published during 2011 and 2012. Articles appearing in Peace & Change are automatically considered. The PHS is now accepting submissions for articles, book chapters, and introductions published in other journals and in edited books. Please submit 3 hard copies of the article, chapter, or introduction to the DeBenedetti Prize committee, by February 1, 2013 to:
Dr. Melissa R. Klapper (committee chair)
Dept. of History
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Dr. Marian Mollin
Department of History
419 Major Williams Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0117
Dr. Marc Becker
Department of History
100 E Normal St
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501
Previous award recipients:
2009-2010: Melissa R. Klapper, “'Those by Whose Side We have Labored’: American Jewish Women and the Peace Movement between the Wars,” The Journal of American History 97, no. 3 (December 2010).
Tosihiro Higuchi and Penny Roberts, "The Languages of Peace during the French Religious Wars," Cultural and Social History 4 (2007): 293-311.
2005-2006: Robert J. Topmiller, “Struggling for Peace: South Vietnamese Buddhist Women and Resistance to the Vietnam War,” Journal of Women's History 17:3 (Fall 2005): 133-157.
2003-2004: Doug Rossinow, "The Model of a Fellow Traveler: Harry F. Ward, the American League of Peace and Democracy and the 'Russian Question' in American Politics, 1933-1956," Peace & Change 29:2 (April 2004): 177-220.
2001-2002: Perry Bush, "The Political
Education of Vietnam Christian Service, 1954-1975," Peace
and Change 27:2 (April 2002).
1999-2000: Laura Hein, "Savage Irony: The
Imaginative Power of the 'Military Comfort Women' in the
1990s," Gender and History 11 (July 1999): 336-372.
1997-1998: Robert Shaffer, "Cracks in the
Consensus: Defending the Rights of Japanese Americans
During World War II," Radical History Review 72
(Fall 1998): 84-120.
1995-1996: Susan Zeiger, "She Didn't Raise Her Boy
To Be a Slacker," Feminist Studies (Spring
- 1993-1994: Allen Smith, "Mass Society and the
Bomb: The Discourse of Pacifism in the 1950s," Peace and Change (Ocotber 1993)
- 1991-1992: Sandi Cooper, "Pacifism in France,
1889-1914: International Peace as a Human Right," French Historical Studies (Fall 1991)
- 1989-1990: Frances Early, "Feminism, Peace,
and Civil Liberties: Women's Role in the Origins of
the World War I Civil Liberties Movement," Women's
- 1987-1988: Larry Wittner, "Peace Movements
and Foreign Policy: The Challenge to Diplomatic
Historians," Diplomatic History (Fall
- Dennis R. Gordon, "The Paralysis of Multilateral
Peacekeeping: International Organizations and the
Falklands/Malvinas War, Peace and Change (No.
Robert J. Topmiller receives 2005-2006 DeBenedetti Prize at the 2007 PHS Conference, Georgian Court University
Frances Early (right) presenting Susan Zeiger with the 1995-1996
DeBenedetti Prize at the PHS Conference, Univ. of Texas at San