Welcome to the Society for Military History

Established in 1933 as the American Military History Foundation, renamed in 1939 the American Military Institute, and renamed again in 1990 the Society for Military History, the Society is devoted to stimulating and advancing the study of military history. Its membership (today more than 2700) has included many of the world's most prominent scholars, soldiers, and citizens interested in military history.


Young Scholars Panel Reminder!!

Just a reminder before the holiday season is upon us that proposals for Young Scholars papers and panels are due on Tuesday, January 15. The program committee has allocated the first session on Sunday, May 12, for Young Scholars panels, so there is plenty of opportunity for interested participants. If you are advising a promising undergraduate or masters student, please encourage them to apply and attend the conference. For more information see the Young Scholars Call-for-Papers.

Happy holidays to all!

Pete Mansoor
SMH 2019 Conference Coordinator


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George C. Marshall Lecture in Military History

How Should We Think About the Vietnam War?

Fredrik Logevall
Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the
Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of History

Saturday, January 5, 2019
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Hilton Chicago, Waldorf Room
Presider: Rob Havers, George C. Marshall Foundation


Followed by

George C. Marshall Lecture Reception
Saturday, January 5, 20l9
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Hilton Chicago, Astoria Room
Presider: Craig Felker, Society for Military History


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