Announcements and Events

AWARDS PROGRAM
Naval History and Heritage Command is launching their annual Navy History and Heritage Awards (NHHA) Program. These awards were created to recognize public, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations who incorporate the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy into their publications, documents, and artifacts at their facilities. Winners will receive a plaque, pennant, and certificate of award.

NHHC Navy Museums Division will be hosting a Zoom information session about the awards program on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST. The information session will take place at the following link: https://usnwc.zoom.us/j/94225213512?pwd=endaMUNweDZCY09hZlkrSys2dkRCUT09

Meeting ID: 942 2521 3512
Passcode: 714150

Applications are due June 1, 2021. Award winners will be announced on August 2, 2021.

For detailed information about the awards categories, frequently asked questions, and to download applications, check out our website: https://www.history.navy.mil/get-involved/nhhc-awards-program.html

For any additional questions, please contact nhhcpublicaffairs@navy.mil.


UPCOMING SYMPOSIUM
The 2021 On War Military History Symposium, to be held May 3-4, 2021, features Colonel David M. Glantz, USA (Ret), the preeminent historian on the Soviet Red Army during WWII. Colonel Glantz and fellow military historians will discuss the role of the Red Army on Germany’s Eastern Front in World War II, and chronologically explore the nine seasonal campaigns comprising the Soviets and Germans at war. The final wrap-up session will identify and discuss some of the major controversies regarding the war’s conduct. Glantz is recipient of prestigious Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

The symposium attracts an audience of educators/academics, professional historians/scholars, students, amateur historians, military history enthusiasts, veterans, active military, military involved professionals and Museum & Library members. Please find further information https://www.pritzkermilitary.org/onwar2021 and register today!


RESEARCH GRANT
The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.  Applicants must have a Ph.D to apply. 
 
The purpose of the grant is to support the researching and writing of a single-authored book in the above subject areas.  Other kinds of proposed products (e.g., an edited volume or a co-authored book) will NOT be considered.
 
The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each.
 
The deadline is June 18, 2021.
 
For further information, please visit: https://www.srf.org/programs/international-security-foreign-policy/strategy-policy-fellows-program/.
 
Please submit your application to strategyfellows@srf.org.


NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
The U.S. Military History Group seeks nominations for three book awards.

2020 Colonel Richard W. Ulbrich Memorial Book Award (1775-1897 Category)
The U.S. Military History Group is pleased to request nominations for a book prize, named for Richard W. Ulbrich (1921-2008), who served as a bombardier in the USAAF’s 376th Heavy Bombardment Group during World War II. Ulbrich flew on strategic bombing missions on B-24s based out of southern Italy in 1944 and 1945 and, after the war ended, he served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and retired as a colonel in 1981. Eventually settling in Dayton, Ohio, Ulbrich sang many solos at churches, raised his family, and spent nearly four decades working as a civilian engineer at Wright-Patterson AFB. An oral history interview with Ulbrich can be viewed at http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/376OrHis/id/54.

The USMHG’s 2020 Ulbrich Award will recognize the outstanding book on United States Military History covering any topic, methodology, service, or region within (or substantially involving) the period 1775 to 1897.  The winning author(s) will receive a plaque and a monetary prize sponsored by the USMHG (www.usmhg.org). The 2020 Ulbrich Award Selection Committee is composed of award-winning authors: Jane Johansson, Steven Sodergren, and Samuel Watson.

Parameters and Deadlines:
Nominated books must have a publication date of 2019 or 2020 and must be in print during one of these years.  Please note that neither page nor galley proofs will be accepted. Subsequent editions or paperback re-issues of previously published works are also ineligible. No books will be considered for more than one year and for more than one award.  The Award Selection Committee will consider works by individual or multiple authors making substantial contributions to U.S. military history.  In addition, significant anthologies, memoirs, or reference materials are eligible.  Again, the work must deal with U.S. military history between 1775 and 1897.  If doubts arise, the committee will have the discretion to accept or reject a submission. Worthy books may also be considered for honorable mentions.  

The deadline for submitting books to the Award Selection Committee is 15 May 2021.  To nominate a book, please send an email to Dr. Michael Beauchamp (usmhg17751897@gmail.com), the committee’s non-voting secretary, who will record the nomination, provide the necessary mailing addresses to authors or presses, and manage the related correspondence. Please keep in mind that the USMHG requires four copies—one for each member of the selection committee, plus Dr. Beauchamp. Books submitted will not be returned to their authors or presses.

Decisions:
The Award Selection Committee will make its selection by 15 September 2021.  The winning author and publisher will be notified that same month.  Then, the USMHG will announce the 2020 Ulbrich Award-winning book via social media. The committee’s decision is final. Finally, the award-winning book will be listed with the committee’s one-page endorsement in the next issue of U.S. Military History Review.  The committee’s decision is final.

2020 Master Corporal Jan Stanislaw Jakobczak Memorial Book Award (1898-1945 Category)
The U.S. Military History Group is pleased to request nominations for a book prize, named for Polish-born Jan Stanislaw Jakobczak (1914-2004), an Allied soldier of World War II.  Arrested by the Soviets in 1939, he spent three years in the Siberian Gulag before his release into Lieutenant General Władysław Anders’ Polish II Corps.  After training in Persia and Palestine, Jakobczak and his compatriots fought alongside Allied forces in the Italian Campaign, where he was wounded during the recapture of the Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino. After the war, Jakobczak emigrated first to London and later to Chicago, where he became a U.S. citizen.  This book award memorializes his odyssey and that of other Allied soldier-refugees who made their homes in the United States.

The USMHG’s 2020 Jakobczak Award will recognize the outstanding book on United States Military History covering any topic, methodology, service, or region within (or substantially involving) the period 1898 to 1945.  The winning author(s) will receive a plaque and a monetary prize sponsored by the USMHG (www.usmhg.org). The 2020 Jakobczak Award Selection Committee is composed of award-winning authors: Robert Burrell, Gene Fax, and Jörg Muth.

Parameters and Deadlines:
Nominated books must have a publication date of 2019 or 2020 and must be in print during one of these years.  Please note that neither page nor galley proofs will be accepted. Subsequent editions or paperback re-issues of previously published works are also ineligible. No books will be considered for more than one year and for more than one award. The Award Selection Committee will consider works by individual or multiple authors making substantial contributions to U.S. military history.  In addition, significant anthologies, memoirs, or reference materials are eligible.  Again, the work must deal with U.S. military history between 1898 and 1945.  If doubts arise, the committee will have the discretion to accept or reject a submission.  Worthy books will also be considered for honorable mentions.

The deadline for submitting books to the Award Selection Committee is 15 May 2021.  To nominate a book, please send an email to Dr. David Ulbrich (djulbrich@usmhg.org), the committee’s non-voting secretary, who will record the nomination, provide the necessary mailing addresses to authors or presses, and manage the related correspondence. Please keep in mind that the USMHG requires four copies—one for each member of the selection committee, plus Dr. Ulbrich. Books submitted will not be returned to their authors or presses.

Decisions:
The Award Selection Committee will make its selection by 15 September 2021.  The winning author will be notified that same month.  Then, the USMHG will announce the 2020 Jakobczak Award-winning book and author via social media.  Finally, the award-winning book will be listed with the committee’s one-page endorsement in the next issue of U.S. Military History Review.  The committee’s decision is final.

2020 Captain Richard Lukaszewicz Memorial Book Award  (1946-2001 Category)
The U.S. Military History Group is pleased to request nominations for a book prize, named for Richard Lukaszewicz (1946-2011), an American soldier who served in the Vietnam War.  

The USMHG’s 2020 Lukaszewicz Award will recognize the outstanding book on United States Military History covering any topic, methodology, service, or region within (or substantially involving) the period 1946 to 2001.  The winning author(s) will receive a plaque and a monetary prize sponsored by the USMHG (www.usmhg.org). The 2020 Lukaszewicz Award Selection Committee is composed of award-winning authors: Martin Clemis, Brian Linn, and Stephen Taaffe.

Parameters and Deadlines:
Nominated books must have a publication date of 2019 or 2020 and must be in print during one of these years.  Please note that neither page nor galley proofs will be accepted. Subsequent editions or paperback re-issues of previously published works are also ineligible. No books will be considered for more than one year and for more than one award. The Award Selection Committee will consider works by individual or multiple authors making substantial contributions to U.S. military history.  In addition, significant anthologies, memoirs, or reference materials are eligible.  Again, the work must deal with U.S. military history between 1946 and 2001. If doubts arise, the committee will have the discretion to accept or reject a submission. Worthy books may also be considered for honorable mentions.  

The deadline for submitting books to the Award Selection Committee is 15 May 2021.  To nominate a book, please send an email to Dr. David Ulbrich (djulbrich@usmhg.org), the committee’s non-voting secretary. He will record the nomination, provide the necessary mailing addresses to authors or presses, and manage the related correspondence. Please keep in mind that the USMHG requires four copies—one for each member of the selection committee, plus Dr. Ulbrich. Books submitted will not be returned to their authors or presses.

Decisions:
The Award Selection Committee will make its selection by 15 September 2021.  The winning author and publisher will be notified that same month.  Then, the USMHG will announce the 2020 Lukaszewicz Award-winning book via social media. The committee’s decision is final. Finally, the award-winning book will be listed with the committee’s one-page endorsement in the next issue of U.S. Military History Review.  The committee’s decision is final.


RESEARCH GRANT
The IJMH Early-Career Paper Prize 2021 by the International Journal of Military History and Historiography (IJMH) of the Bibliographical Committee of the International Commission of Military History (ICMH)

The International Journal of Military History and Historiography invites submissions for its IJMH Early-Career Paper Prize.

The International Journal of Military History and Historiography (IJMH) has been continuously published (from 1978 to 2015 as the International Bibliography of Military History – IBMH), on behalf of the International Commission of Military History (ICMH), which can trace back its origins to 1938. The journal offers its readers and authors a platform that includes original research articles on any military historical topic from antiquity to the contemporary period that can appeal to an international readership.

The Prize will be awarded to an academic article of outstanding quality in the field of international military history written by a graduate student or an early-career scholar, which will have been published in the IJMH in 2021, either in print or as an advance article online. The author of the winning article will be officially announced in the journal and on the journal’s website, and receive a €1,000 cash prize. See past years’ winners below.

In line with IJMH’s general guidelines, submissions should be an original contribution to the field of military history that is of interest to an international readership, e.g., a topic involving more than one nation and, preferably, based on multi-archival research. There is no chronological limitation. IJMH publishes articles ranging from antiquity to the contemporary period, provided that the subject is historical and the methodology fulfils academic standards.

Submission Requirements
Articles should be based extensively on primary research, must not have been previously published in another form or outlet, and should not be currently under consideration by another journal or book series. The submitted work has to comply with the journal’s style sheet, be between 8,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes), and be thoroughly referenced. For further information on style and referencing, please visit www.brill.com/ijmh.

The prize is open to graduate students who are currently registered at a higher education institution, or to those who have obtained their doctoral degree after January 1, 2016.
Submissions for the 2021 prize are accepted on a rolling basis, but should be sent by 30 September 2021 by the latest. Please see the journal webpage for information on how to submit (www.brill.com/ijmh). In case of questions, contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Marco Wyss (m.wyss@lancaster.ac.uk).

Past winners of the IJMH Early-Career Paper Prize:

2020
Ian Ona Johnson, for the article “Strategy on the Wintry Sea: The Russo-British Submarine Flotilla in the Baltic, 1914–1918”, published in Volume 40, No. 2.

2019
Hosub Shim, for the article “The Battle of An Khe Pass (1972): The Implications of the South Korean Army’s Pyrrhic Victory in the Vietnamization Phase of the Vietnam War”, published in print in Volume 40, No. 1; published online in 2019 as an Advance Article.

2018
Zoë Rose Buonaiuto, for the article “A Grave Reconciliation: The Establishment of German War Cemeteries in Normandy, 1944-1964”, published in Volume 38, No. 2.

2017
Gaj Trifković, for the article “The Forgotten Surrender. The End of the Second World War in Yugoslavia”, published in Volume 37, No. 2.

2016
John V. Clune, for the article “UN Peacekeeping and the International Men and Women of the Ghana Armed Forces”, published in Volume 36, No. 1.

2015
Kwong Chi Man, for the article “ ‘They Are a Little Afraid of the British Admiral’: The China Station of the Royal Navy during the First Sino-Japanese War, 1894–1895”, published in Volume 35, No. 2.


PAPER PRIZES
The War and Society Program at Chapman University invites submissions for the best papers in the field of War and Society (broadly defined to include themes such as race and the military, foreign relations, the home front, soldiers’ stories, memory and commemoration, and other related topics) written between August 2020 and May 2021 by either undergraduate or masters-level students. Papers may focus on the U.S. experience or global perspectives.

The prize selection committee, which includes national and international scholars, will give preference to those papers that employ substantial primary research along with multidisciplinary approaches.

Two prizes will be awarded:

The Undergraduate Paper Prize: Submission should come as a PDF, no more than 20 pages (exclusive of endnotes) with a short letter of support (no more than one page) from a faculty member who supervised the paper.

The Graduate Paper Prize for MA Students: Submission should be journal article length not to exceed 30 pages (exclusive of endnotes) with a short letter of support (no more than one page) from a faculty member who supervised the paper.

The prize in each category is one award of $1000, with a subsequent prize for honorable mention of $250 each in each category.

The submission deadline is June 15, 2021. The competition is open to students at all institutions.

For more info and to send in submissions:
Contact Dr. Kyle Longley
longley@chapman.edu


ARCHIVAL RECORDS SHARING GROUP
Fellow SMH Members,

Given recent challenges in access to archives due to the global pandemic, an issue particularly affecting our grad students, we are supporting an initiative to set up an archival records sharing group via a Google Group.  SHAFR conducted a trial for this effort recently that has proven successful, so we are building on that great work by our colleagues.

We would like members to consider joining the group, sharing what material they have on hand from their research, as well as those doing research to request what they need.  Details on the basic mechanics can be found below.

However, the first step is getting into the group.  To do so: email Nathan Finney (PhD Student, Duke, nathan.finney@duke.edu) with the email address you would like to use (Gmail address provides easiest access, but any email will work) and he will add you to the group.

Once you have access, this will be the welcome message you will see laying out how the forum works:

Welcome to the SMH-sponsored archival records sharing group! Nathan Finney (PhD Student, Duke, nathan.finney@duke.edu
In order to facilitate the sharing of information, we ask members to follow the following guidelines:

Guidelines for Posts
   • When posting a request, please put "SHARING" or "SEEKING" and the exact name of the archive and collection in your subject heading (For NARA records, please include Record Group in subject). In the body of your email, please list as much information as you can about the exact records you are seeking or sharing (Entry Number, Boxes, etc.)
   • At the bottom of your post, you can insert three tags that refer to the general theme of the materials covered (WWI, Wilson, Roosevelt, Philippines, etc.)
   • For general questions - please label your subject "QUESTION."

Sharing Documents
   • After members have connected with other researchers, you will be responsible for contacting each other to coordinate the sharing of these materials through your own individual share drives.

Please note the opening thread, which provides resources for online archives and a note from the Archivist of the United States about the opening of the National Archives and presidential libraries.

Restrictions on Posts
   • All members should ensure that they adhere to any restrictions imposed by individual archives, including copyright restrictions. Members who share sources are responsible for looking up restrictions on individual archival websites.
   • Archival images shared by members should be shared individually and not be published or posted on open access websites without the explicit permission of the archive. Posts that include requests for documents from archives or collections found to have prohibitions on sharing photographs will be taken down and the poster informed.
   • If individual members are aware of archives with restrictions, please let us know so we can post this information for the rest of the group.

The following archives have expressed explicit permission to share documents during the COVID-19 crisis (via SHAFR):
   • Oxford
   • Hoover Archives at Stanford University
   • Rockefeller Archive Center
   • Harvard University Archives
   • National Security Archive
   • United Nations Archives

The following archives have neither explicitly authorized or denied sharing of documents; instead, they suggest checking their websites for rights issues on specific collections:
   • Yale University Archives
   • Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library
   • Cornell University Archives

The following archives have specifically asked researchers NOT to share documents from their archives. Posts including references to collections will be deleted, and the authors will be asked to repost without mentioning these archives:
   • Syracuse University Archives

Please feel free to offer your suggestions about how to best manage or improve this forum. Happy sharing!


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SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT
Joint Force Quarterly seeks history submissions for its “Recall” Section
 
Joint Force Quarterly, published by the National Defense University Press, is looking for articles of 2,500 - 5,000 words or less for its Recall section.  Recall focuses on historical issues often of contemporary relevance to the joint force.   JFQ is the Chairman's joint military and security studies journal designed to inform and educate national security professionals on joint and integrated operations; whole of government contributions to national security policy and strategy; homeland security; and developments in training and joint military education to better equip America's military and security apparatus to meet tomorrow's challenges while protecting freedom today.  Instructions for submission of articles is at: http://ndupress.ndu.edu/SubmitaManuscript.aspx.  Any questions can be sent to JFQ1@ndu.edu.


WAR AND SOCIETY IN NORTH AMERICA
Several books have been published in this series at Ohio University Press.

  • Geoffrey L. Rossano’s edited Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingall’s, America’s First Naval Ace
  • Eugene D. Schmiel’s Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era
  • Steven M. Baule’s Protecting the Empire’s Frontier: Officers of the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment during its North American Service, 1767-1776
  • John A. Wood’s forthcoming Veteran Narrative and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War
The series provides a venue for scholars of war and society in areas now comprising the United States and Canada from the pre-colonial period to the present. The scope is broadly conceived to include:
  • military histories of conventional and unconventional conflicts on the North American continent
  • studies of peace movements and pacifist attitudes in North America
  • biographies of individuals and groups from North America who fought around the world and returned from those wars
  • examinations of institutional, political, diplomatic, religious, cultural, economic, or environmental factors that affected warfare on the North American continent
  • comparative analyses of military conflicts in North America 
Proposals for outstanding dissertation monographs, surveys, anthologies, or edited primary source collections will be considered. Because this series originally focused on the Midwest, proposals will continue to be considered on the upper Mississippi River valley, the Ohio River valley, and the Great Lakes region.  The series is co-edited by Ingo Trauschweizer of Ohio University and David Ulbrich of Rogers State University.  The series' editorial advisory board includes Janet Bednarek, Michael Doyle, Nicole Etcheson, Joseph Fitzharris, John Grenier, John Hall, Paul Herbert, James Westheider, and Lee Windsor.  http://www.ohioswallow.com/series/War+and+Society+in+North+America


CALL FOR WRITERS
Strategies & Tactics Press

We are looking to augment our current pool of writers at Strategies & Tactics Press. Founded in 1967, Strategy & Tactics magazine is the longest continually published military history magazine. In addition to Strategy & Tactics, we also publish World at War, which specializes in the Second World War and Modern War which specializes in Cold War/Current/Future conflicts.

All of periods of military history are desired. For submissions we are looking for the analytical aspect of the certain battle/conflict, not necessarily just the story or personal aspect of the battle (i.e. we focus on the “how and why” questions).

For more information, please contact:
Strategies & Tactics Press
Kyle Lockwood, Senior Editor
klockwood@strategyandtacticspress.com

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