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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George C. Marshall Lecture in Military History

How Should We Think About the Vietnam War?

Fredrik Logevall
Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the
Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of History

Saturday, January 5, 2019
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Hilton Chicago, Waldorf Room
Presider: Rob Havers, George C. Marshall Foundation

Followed by

George C. Marshall Lecture Reception
Saturday, January 5, 2Al9
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Hilton Chicago, Astoria Room
Presider: Craig Felker, Society for Military History

The Organization of American Historians is offering an opportunity to members of the SMH who are emerging scholars (graduate students and recent Ph.Ds).  The 2019 OAH conference in Philadelphia will include “lightening round” sessions, which are the standard 90 minutes in length but feature up to 10 emerging scholars.  Each emerging scholar is given 5 minutes to do their elevator pitch in quick succession. There are also one or two chairs for the session, who act as time keepers and moderators for a following 40 minutes of question and answer.  The OAH would like the SMH to put together one of these sessions for them.  The President of the SMH, Jennifer Keene, and the Chair of the SMH’s Education and Professional Development Committee, David Silbey, will serve as chairs.  If you’re an emerging scholar who is interested in participating, you can apply to participate by sending a current CV and a single page summary of your potential talk, including title and an abstract, to David Silbey, at silbey@cornell.edu by September 12th.  The SMH will provide financial assistance to help the attendees pay registration costs for the conference.

The SMH 2019 annual meeting submission portal is now active. The portal is at https://u.osu.edu/smh2019/ - click on "Call for Papers" and then "Submit Your Proposals Now." You can input and save an incomplete submission. Once you enter your email address you will receive a Registrant ID via email  to return to your submission to update and complete your information. Do not hit "Submit" until the proposal is complete. Hope to see you in Columbus in May 2019!

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