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The Society for Military History is a United States-based international organization of scholars who research, write, and teach military history of all time periods and places. It includes Naval history, air power history, and studies of technology, ideas, and homefronts. It publishes the quarterly refereed Journal of Military History.


1 Activities 2 Current and past presidents 3 Prizes

3.1 Samuel Eliot Morison Prize 3.2 Distinguished Book Awards

3.2.1 2017 3.2.2 2016 3.2.3 2015 3.2.4 2014 3.2.5 2013 3.2.6 2012 3.2.7 2011 3.2.8 2010 3.2.9 2009 3.2.10 2008 3.2.11 2007 3.2.12 2006 3.2.13 2005 3.2.14 2004 3.2.15 2003 3.2.16 2002 3.2.17 2001

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Activities[edit] The society was established in 1933 as the American Military History Foundation, renamed in 1939 the American Military Institute, and renamed again in 1990 as the Society for Military History. It has over 2,300 members including many prominent scholars, soldiers, and citizens interested in military history.[1] Membership is open to anyone and includes a subscription to the journal. An annual meeting is held every year. Recent meetings have been held in Frederick, Maryland, from April 19–22, 2007; Ogden, Utah, from April 17–19, 2008; Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2–5 April 2009; Lexington, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
20–23 May 2010; Cantigny First Division Foundation, Lisle, IL
Lisle, IL
9–12 June 2011 with the theme "Ways of War"; Army Historical Foundation, Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
10–13 May 2012 with the theme "The Politics of War"; New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
14–17 March 2013 with the theme "War, Society and Remembrance"; Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO
April 3–6, 2014 with the theme “Transformational Conflicts: War and its Legacy Through History” [2] The 82nd Annual Meeting had the theme "Conflict and Commemoration: The Influence of War on Society" and was held on April 9–12, 2015 in Montgomery, Alabama.[3] The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History with the theme “Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries” was held April 14–17, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.[4] The Society also sponsors sessions on military topics at the annual Northern Great Plains History Conference. Current and past presidents[edit]

Dr. Gregory J. W. Urwin (President as of 2004[5]) Dennis Showalter Carol Reardon Theodore Ropp Jeffrey Grey Roy K. Flint

Prizes[edit] Samuel Eliot Morison Prize[edit]

For other similarly named awards see Samuel Eliot Morison Award

The Samuel Eliot Morison Prize recognizes not any one specific achievement, but a body of contributions in the field of military history, stretching over time and showing a range of scholarly work contributing significantly to the field. Recent winners include:[6]

John A. Lynn II, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 Conrad C. Crane, Army Heritage and Education Center, United States Army War College, 2016 Joseph T. Glatthaar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2015 Rick Atkinson, Washington, DC, 2014 Ira D. Gruber, Rice University, 2013 Ronald H. Spector, The George Washington University, 2012 Gerhard Weinberg, University of North Carolina, 2011 Peter Maslowski, 2010 Richard Kohn, 2009 Jeremy Black, 2008 James M. 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 Harold C. Deutsch, 1994 Peter Paret, 1993 Michael Howard, 1992 I. B. Holley, Jr., and Theodore Ropp, 1991 Edward M. Coffman, 1990 Russell F. Weigley, 1989 No Award, 1988 Forrest C. Pogue, 1987 Alvin D. Coox, 1986 Robin Higham, 1985

Distinguished Book Awards[edit] The Society's Distinguished Book Awards recognize the best books written in English on military history, broadly conceived.[7] 2017[edit]

Mark Edward Lender and Garry Wheeler Stone, Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle Tonio Andrade, The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History Laila Parsons, The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji
Fawzi al-Qawuqji
and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914-1948 Michael Livingston and Kelly DeVries, editors. The Battle of Crécy: A Casebook


David L. Preston, Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution Pierre Razoux, The Iran-Iraq War Paul Robinson, Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich: Supreme Commander of the Russian Army David T. Zabecki, editor. Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History


Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire Alexander Watson, Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918 Michael V. Leggiere, Blucher: Scourge of Napoleon


Samuel J. Watson, Jackson's Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810-1821 and Peacekeepers and Conquerors: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1821-1846 Geoffrey Parker, War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century George W. Gawrych, The Young Ataturk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey Spencer C. Tucker, editor, American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection


Richard S. Faulkner, School of Hard Knocks: Combat Leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces Robert M. Citino, The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943 Geoffrey Roberts, Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov Clayton R. Newell and Charles R. Shrader, Of Duty Well and Faithfully Done: A History of the Regular Army in the Civil War


John Sloan Brown, Kevlar Legions: The Transformation of the U.S. Army, 1989-2005 Mark Peattie, Edward Drea, and Hans van de Ven (eds.), The Battle for China: Essays on the Military History of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945 Mungo Melvin, Manstein: Hitler's Greatest General Steven E. Clay, US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 (4 vols.)


Chad L. Williams, Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era Peter H. Wilson, The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy John MacFarlane, Triquet’s Cross: A Study of Military Heroism Clifford J. Rogers, ed. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology


Daniel E. Sutherland, A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War Edward J. Drea, Japan’s Imperial Army: Its Rise and Fall, 1853-1945 J.P. Harris, Douglas Haig and the First World War Spencer C. Tucker, ed. The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars


Ingo Trauschweizer, The Cold War U.S. Army: Building Deterrence for Limited War. Jamel Ostwald, Vauban Under Siege: Engineering Efficiency and Martial Vigor in the War of the Spanish Succession. Andy Wiest, Vietnam's Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN. Philip Sabin, Hans van Wees, and Michael Whitby, eds. The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare.


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
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


Geoffrey P. Megargee (2000): Inside Hitler's High Command (2000)[8]

See also[edit]

Military history Military history
Military history
of the United States Naval history


^ See home page ^ see " Society for Military History Past Annual Meetings" ^ "2015 Annual Meeting". Smh-hq.org. Retrieved 2014-07-15.  ^ "Call for Papers: Society for Military History 2016".  ^ "Officers and Trustees". Smh-hq.org. Retrieved 2014-07-15.  ^ "Samuel Eliot Morison Prize previous winners". Society for Military History. Retrieved December 25, 2017.  ^ "Distinguished Book Awards previous winners". Society for Military History. Retrieved December 26, 2017.  ^ Award listing, Society for Military History

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