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 Society will host a virtual conference on November 13-14 featuring a number of panels that had been accepted for the now-cancelled conference in Washington, DC. Additionally, there will be a graduate student roundtable on Friday evening, and former SMH President Jennifer Keene will give the keynote address on Saturday evening. The SMH Council has authorized funding to make this event free for SMH members – so please mark your calendars and stay tuned for registration information. See the forthcoming Fall newsletter for a draft program.

To finalize the program, we seek another paper proposal for a panel on the impact of the environment on the US Civil War. This panel also needs a combined chair/commentator.

We also seek two other panel chair/commenters, on the following themes:

1. 20th century international military history
2. Print media and depictions of military masculinity

This is an excellent opportunity to present your research to a broad audience. SMH membership is required to either present or attend the meeting, Please send paper abstracts and 1-page CVs for panel chair/commenter offers to smh@osu.edu.

Seeking Nominations

The Society of Military History welcomes nominations of qualified candidates for the positions of: Vice President and Trustees. The Vice President serves for two years and then serves two years as President. Trustees are elected for four-year terms. Terms of office will begin at the close of the 2021 annual meeting. Candidates must be members of the Society in good standing and must agree to serve if elected.

Due to a resignation (due to illness) earlier in the year, a seventh trustee will be on the ballot, to serve until 2023. Send nominations (including name, contact information, curriculum vitae, nomination statement, and short biographical paragraph) via email by October 1 to the chair of the Nominations Committee Chair,  Brian Linn, b-linn@tamu.edu

Members of the Nominating Committee are Brian Linn, Susannah Ural (University of Southern Mississippi), and Ricardo Herrera (U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies)

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