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.

The SMH Council welcomes and encourages your feedback, not just on the recently-released letter, but on any aspect of SMH governance. A new form has been created that will continue as a means for you to anonymously inform your elected officers and the executive director on your concerns and suggestions to improve upon our mission to further the study of military history.

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At its 2021 Annual Meeting in Norfolk, VA, the Society approved a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement.

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Organizations and entities interested in advertising on the Society’s main page page can find relevant information here.

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