Society for Military History
The Society for Military History is an organization of scholars who research, write and teach military history of all time periods and places. It publishes the quarterly refereed journal Journal of Military History. Its back issues are online through JSTOR.The Society's 75th Annual Meeting will was held in Ogden, Utah April 17-19, 2008, hosted by Weber State University, with the theme is "The Military and Frontiers".
The next annual meeting will be April 2-5, 2009, at Middle Tennessee State University in Murphreesboro, TN, with the theme "Warfare and Culture."
The society was 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. Its 2300+ members include many of the most prominent scholars, soldiers, and citizens interested in military history. Membership is open to anyone and includes the journal.
Current officers (2008-2009) are:
- President Dr. Carol Reardon
- Vice President Dr. John A. Lynn
- Executive Director Dr. Robert H. Berlin
- Treasurer Dr. Graham A. Cosmas
- Journal Editor Dr. Bruce Vandervort
- Journal Managing Editor Dr. Larry I. Bland
- Board of Trustees: Conrad C. Crane, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Mark A. Stoler, John F. Votaw, Kathleen Broome Williams, David W. Hogan, John F. Guilmartin, Jr., Reina Pennington, Brian Holden Reid, Jennifer Speelman, James Willbanks, and Mitchell Yockelson
The Samuel Eliot Morison Prize recognizes not any one specific achievement, but a body of contributions in the field of military history, extending over time and reflecting a spectrum of scholarly activity contributing significantly to the field. Recent winners include:
- Jeremy Black, 2008
- James McPherson, 2007
- Robert Doughty, 2006
- Dennis Showalter, 2005
- Allan R. Millett, 2004
- Edward J. Drea, 2003
- John Shy, 2002
- Richard Overy, 2001
- David M. Glantz, 2000
- Geoffrey N. Parker, 1999
- Stephen E. Ambrose, 1998
- Robert M. Utley, 1997
- John Keegan, 1996
- Martin Blumenson, 1995
Distinguished Book Awards
- Jon Latimer, 1812: War with America
- John Lawrence Tone, War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898
- Martha Hannah, Your Death Would Be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War.
- Spencer C. Tucker, ed. The Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social and Military History
- John Grenier, The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814.
- Robert A. Doughty, Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War.
- Adrian Goldsworthy, Caesar: Life of a Colossus.
- Peter Karsten, ed. Encyclopedia of War and American Society. 3 vols.
- H. P. Willmott, The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action
- George Satterfield, Princes, Posts and Partisans: The Army of Louis XIV and Partisan Warfare in the Netherlands (1673-1678)
- Steven E. Woodworth and Kenneth J. Winkle, Atlas of the Civil War
- Colin White, ed., Horatio Nelson, The New Letters
- Edward M. Coffman, The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941
- Robert M. Citino, Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare
- James T. Controvich, United States Army Unit and Organizational Histories: A Bibliography
- George C. Rable, Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!
- Terry Copp, Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy
- Joshua Brown, ed., A Good Idea of Hell: Letters from a Chasseur a Pied
- Michael J. Crawford, ed., The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History: Volume III 1814-1815
- Rick Atkinson, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
- Hew Strachan, The First World War. Volume I: To Arms
- Stuart Hills, By Tank Into Normandy: A Memoir of the Campaign in North-West Europe From D-Day to VE Day
- David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, eds., Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political and Military History (3 vol)
- Mark Stoler, Allies and Adversaries: The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Grand Alliances, and U.S. Strategy in World War II
- Ronald H. Spector, At War At Sea: Sailors and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century
- Robert H. Ferrell, editor, for William S. Triplet, A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne, A Colonel in the Armored Divisions, and In the Philippines and Okinawa