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.


From the Executive Director

Colleagues,
 
I've received information of an email scam that hit several of our members today (September 17th).  The scam email is from "'The Society for Military History. >'".  The Subject of the email reads, "Society for Military History Membership"
 
The email asks you to review an attachment.  Be advised - the email is not from SMH. 
 
There is a email you will be receiving from us at SMH in the next few days regarding officer elections.  There is not an attachment to this email.

Best,
C.C. Felker
SMH Executive Director

The Society for 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 begin at the close of the 2019 annual meeting. Candidates must be members of the Society in good standing and must agree to serve if elected.

Send nominations (including name, contact information, curriculum vitae, nomination statement, and short biographical paragraph) via email by November 1, 2018 to the chair of the Nominations Committee Chair,  Brian Linn, [email protected].  Members of the Nominations Committee are: Brian Linn (Texas A&M University), Heather Stur (University of Southern Mississippi), Drew Bledsoe (Lee University).

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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 [email protected] 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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Organizations and entities interested in advertising on the Society’s main page page can find relevant information here.