Call for Papers

The Society for Military History announces a call for papers for its 91st Annual Meeting in Mobile, Alabama, March 27-30, 2025, at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel.

The Program Committee’s objective is to create a slate of panels that represent the breadth of expertise and interests as well as the overall diversity of the Society’s wide-ranging membership. Individual paper and panel proposals on all facets of military history broadly defined will be considered for inclusion. Members in the academic community, the armed forces and governmental agencies, museums and archives, and independent scholars, as well as international members are encouraged to participate.

Priority will be given to individual paper and panel submissions that highlight the presentation of original research, new interpretations, topics of immediate interest to our membership, and cutting edge trends and subject matter. Submission of Roundtables is encouraged; but preference will be given to panels that present new, original research.

All submissions will be judged on their merit using the above criteria.

Submission Instructions:
  • Individual paper proposals must include a 250-word abstract of the paper, and a one-page vita with contact information and email address. If selected individual papers will be assigned by the program committee to an appropriate panel with a chair/commentator.
  • Panel proposals must include a panel title and 250-word abstract summarizing the theme of the panel; paper titles and a 250-word abstract for each paper proposed; and a one-page curriculum vitae for each panelist (including the chair and commentator) that includes institutional affiliation, email address, and other contact information.
  • Roundtable proposals must include a roundtable title, the full name and institutional affiliation of each participant, a 250-word abstract summarizing the roundtable’s themes and significance, and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant.
  • Members who wish to volunteer to serve as chairs and commentators should send a one-page curriculum vitae.
Send all materials to the Program Committee Chair before October 18, 2024 at
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