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.

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The Annual

George C. Marshall Lecture in Military History

Sponsored by the George C. Marshall Foundation
and the Society for Military History
will be delivered by

Craig Symonds

Professor of History Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy Author of many books including:
Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings, The Battle of Midway, Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History
The Civil War at Sea

“For Want of a Nail: The Impact of Shipping on Grand Strategy in World War II”

At the American Historical Association Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Denver, Centennial Ballroom F

Reception, 7:00-8:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Denver, Centennial Ballroom G

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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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