Hosted by Gwynedd Mercy University

  • Conference Recordings

    The 2023 PHS Conference was held both in-person and virtually. Recordings of the Peace History Society's conference panels and sessions are now available (unfortunately, due to technical issues, two presentations from Panel 3 and all of Panel 8 were not recorded). Also, C-SPAN has posted its recording of Friday's plenary session on A Peaceful Superpower.

  • About Our Host

    Gwynedd Mercy University is a private Roman Catholic university in Lower Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania. It occupies a 160-acre campus in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Gwynedd Mercy University was founded in 1948.

    Gwynedd Mercy University
    1325 Sumneytown Pike
    Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

    Gwynedd Mercy University

  • Gwynedd Mercy University Campus
  • Gwynedd Mercy University Campus
  • Gwynedd Mercy University Campus

  • PHS Past Conferences

    The Peace History Society has sponsored a number of major conferences on its own or in collaboration with other organizations. Select papers from these conferences appeared as special issues of Peace & Change. Please visit the PHS website for more information and links to special publications. More

  • Membership Information

    Membership is open to all persons interested in the work of the Peace History Society. Annual dues are currently $40 per year, (or a special rate of $25 for students, retirees, and people unemployed). In addition to receiving regular issues of Peace & Change and the PHS newsletter. Membership is not required to attend the conference. More

  • PHS News

    2023 PHS awards and photos from the congress.

About The Peace History Society

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