On Tuesday, 29 July at 14.00h, Professor Hope Elizabeth May of Central Michigan University and Ms Candice Alihusain, coordinator of the Reading Room, will give a special presentation titled ‘Pursuing Peace, Seeking Justice and Serving Humanity; The Life and Lessons of Bertha von Suttner’ in the Auditorium of the Academy Building.
Bertha von Suttner was the first woman to ever win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1905. She also played a significant role in helping the Peace Palace come in to existence a century ago. Please join us to learn more about the life of a remarkable woman in the history of the Peace Palace!
A selection of relevant publications from the Peace Palace Library collection
- Bertha von Suttner, Bruxelles, European Economic and Social Committee, 2006.
- Eyffinger, A.C.G.M., “The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right”: Bertha von Suttner’s Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood, Oisterwijk, Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013.
- Hamann, B., Bertha von Suttner: ein Leben für den Frieden, München, Piper, 1986.
- Pick, H., Bertha von Suttner: Living for Peace: An Essay, Vienna, Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 2005.
- Simensen, A.S., Kvinnen bak fredsprisen: Historien om Bertha von Suttner og Alfred Nobel, Oslo, Cappelen Damm, 2012.
- Stiehm, J.H., Champions for Peace: Women Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, Lanham, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.
- Weis, C., The Life of Bertha von Suttner and Her Legacy for Women Peacemakers Today, Alkmaar, IFOR, 2005.