CMHS members may be interested in the following conference, organized by the Dale Center for the Study of War and Society (at the University of Southern Mississippi):
"Waging Peace" Conference 2016
Call for Papers
New Orleans, LA
September 8 - 10, 2016
When wars end the communities, veterans, and governments that waged them begin the processes of peace. From the reconstruction of national identities to the resettlement of refugees, postwar periods are often as complex as the conflicts themselves. The year 2016 marks the anniversaries of the first year of peace following the end of the War of 1812, the U.S. Civil War, the Second World War, and the Vietnam War. The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi invites papers and panel proposals that explore transitions to peace and postwar experiences from the ancient world through the end of the twentieth century. We are especially interested in panels that are comparative and that offer broad conclusions across time and place about the challenges of "Waging Peace."
The deadline for submission of proposals is February 1, 2016. For full details, please go to

Kenneth Swope is organizing two panels for the "Waging Peace" conference that will be held in New Orleans, LA on September 8-10, 2016. One will likely focus on the 20th century while the other deals with earlier periods. Those interested in participating should contact Professor Swope directly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For more information about the conference, go to: