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.

Electronic Program for Annual Meeting

Last year's SMH Annual Meeting introduced us to Guidebook, which allowed conference attendees to view an electronic program on our smartphones and tablets. The 2017 annual meeting will offer that same great access. Simply go to https://guidebook.com/g/smh17/ to get the app. If you've already got the app, just type in "SMH" or "Society for Military History" to download this year's program.

SMH Mentorship Program

Just starting out in military history?  First time at the SMH’s annual conference (or only been a few times)?  Want to chat with someone who’s an established part of the field?  Sign up for the SMH’s mentorship program.  This year, at the SMH conference in Jacksonville, FL, those interested can sign up to have a one on one discussion (and coffee!) with a senior military historian, to ask about the field, to talk about the conference, and generally to engage with someone who has been part of the Society for years.  This is a really good way to get your bearings both at the conference and in the field of military history itself.  The SMH will even buy the coffee.

For a list of SMH mentors and to sign up, go to http://ww2.fsu.edu/society-military-history-mentorship-program.

Annual Meeting Registration Open

Online registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, FL is now open. Members can register at https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/EventHomePage/CustomPage.jsp?ActivityID=19563&ItemID=70781

Election Results

The Society for Military History 2017 election results are:

President:  Jennifer D. Keene

Vice President:  John W. Hall

Beth Bailey
Huw J. Davies
Bryon E. Greenwald
Holly A. Mayer
Lien-Hang T. Nguyen
Sarandis (Randy) Papadopoulos

775 members voted.  The new officers’ terms begin at the conclusion of the annual membership meeting.

Thanks to all the candidates who ran for office.

SMH Annual Membership Meeting

The Society for Military History Annual Membership Meeting is 5:00–6:00 PM Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 32202 in the Orlando Room on the 3rd Floor.  All members in good standing are invited to attend.

New Graduate Student Prize in Applied Military History

Attention, graduate students! The Society for Military History and the Center for Military and Diplomatic History are pleased to announce the inaugural Graduate Student Prize in Applied Military History. Full details can be found here.

2017 Book Awards Announced

The Society’s 2017 book awards have just been announced, and the winning titles can be viewed here. Awards will be given at the annual Awards Luncheon during the Society’s annual meeting in Jacksonville.

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The Society for Military History intends to award an annual graduate student travel grant to facilitate travel from overseas to the SMH conference, honoring Jeffery Grey’s long-standing commitment to extending the global reach of the SMH.

Members who wish to contribute to this initiative can make donations to the SMH Operating Fund by clicking on this link. Members can also send checks to The Society for Military History, George C. Marshall Library,Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450-1600. Please note that your donation is for the Jeffrey Grey Graduate Student Travel Account.

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