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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Society for Military History-Endorsed Panels at the 2020 Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) will host its 2020 annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 18-20, 2020. The theme of this conference is “Gulfs, Seas, Oceans, Empires.”

To promote collaboration between our two societies, SHAFR has expressly invited proposals endorsed by the Society for Military History (SMH).

SMH members seeking this endorsement should submit (per the SHAFR call for papers - https://shafr.org/conferences/annual/2020-CFP) a single PDF document containing: a panel/roundtable title & a short, one-paragraph description; paper proposals for each paper (50–100 words each); the CVs of each participant (1–2 pages); the e-mail address of the designated contact person. Email this document to SMH Program Committee chair Prof. Heather Perry (heather.perry@uncc.edu) no later than November 22, 2019. 


The Society for Military History is currently accepting applications
for the Mark Grimsley Social Media Fellowship.


Click here for full details.


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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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