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.

The 2015 Annual Meeting web site, including registration, program, travel information and much more, is now live on the Conferences Page. It’s time to register for Montgomery!


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Election Information!

The semi-annual Society election will be conducted via email ballot in February. All SMH members in good standing with known email addresses will receive a ballot and candidate information. Candidate biographies and statements appear in the latest newsletter but are also available for viewing and download here.


SMH White Paper Announced

An SMH White Paper titled “The Role of Military History in the Contemporary Academy” by co-authors Tami Davis Biddle of the U.S. Army War College and Robert M. Citino of the University of North Texas is now available for viewing and distribution.


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The Society is pleased to make its members aware of the New Books in Military History channel of the New Books Network. The site features discussions with military historians as well as announcements and summaries of newly published books in military history.


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