Studies in the History of Ethics, a web-based, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality research and reviews in the history of ethics, announces a special call for papers for a symposium to be published in spring 2006.

TOPIC: The Ethics of War and Peace in Historical Perspective
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of 4,000-10,000 words that offer historical insight into ethical questions surrounding war and peace. The 
editors are interested in historically-oriented papers that address such topics as::

The historical origins and development of realism, pacifism, and just war theory
The significance of modern war technologies or tactics for traditional ethical doctrines about war
The relationship between the ethics of war and larger issues in international political theory and
   philosophy (sovereignty, states’ rights, human rights, etc.)
The development of principles of jus ad bellum and jus in bello
Conditions and establishment of just peace
Contrasts between contemporary and historical appraoches to the ethics of war
Discussions of the views of key figures in historical thinking about the ethics of war

GUEST EDITOR: Larry May (Washington University, St. Louis)

SUBMISSIONS: E-mail submissions, preferably in .rtf, .doc, or .pdf format to The journal’s submission guidlines can be found at

DEADLINE: December 12, 2005