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.

2017 Election Candidate Biographies

All members should have received an email with instructions about the 2017 election for officers and trustees of the Society and a link for voting. Full candidate biographies and brief personal statements can be found here.

Annual Meeting Registration Open

Online registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, FL is now open. Members can register at https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/EventHomePage/CustomPage.jsp?ActivityID=19563&ItemID=70781



New Graduate Student Prize in Applied Military History

Attention, graduate students! The Society for Military History and the Center for Military and Diplomatic History are pleased to announce the inaugural Graduate Student Prize in Applied Military History. Full details can be found here.


2017 Book Awards Announced

The Society’s 2017 book awards have just been announced, and the winning titles can be viewed here. Awards will be given at the annual Awards Luncheon during the Society’s annual meeting in Jacksonville.


Executive Director Search

The Society for Military History is searching for its next Executive Director. For more details, click here.


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The Society for Military History intends to award an annual graduate student travel grant to facilitate travel from overseas to the SMH conference, honoring Jeffery Grey’s long-standing commitment to extending the global reach of the SMH.

Members who wish to contribute to this initiative can make donations to the SMH Operating Fund by clicking on this link. Members can also send checks to The Society for Military History, George C. Marshall Library,Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450-1600. Please note that your donation is for the Jeffrey Grey Graduate Student Travel Account.

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