FACULTY NEWS | September 7, 2017
Introducing Peace Museums, a book by Joyce Apsel, Clinical Professor in LS, was nominated for the 2017 International Dayton Literary Peace Prize in nonfiction, the only prize awarded in the U.S. to recognize the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation. Past nominees and winners in nonfiction include David Wood, What We Have Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars; Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption; Susan Southard, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War; and David Eggers, Zeitoun.
This volume is the first of its kind to trace a series of museums internationally from the U.S. to Japan to Europe. Their exhibits write in the history and social movements of peace including peace art, banners, and symbols to the diaries of conscientious objectors and posters tracing non-violent protest.