The Role Of Military History In The Contemporary Academy

The cross-fertilization in these realms has been extensive in recent years, and each one has influenced the others in salutary ways. Stimulate and advance the study of military history, especially that of the United States of America and to diffuse knowledge thereof by publications, displays and otherwise. A couple colleagues and I are trying to put together a panel proposal for the 2019 Society for Military History conference on either military deception or intelligence and information in World War I. At this point, we have a chair/discussant and two papers. My paper reassesses the deception and security efforts by the American Expeditionary Forces and the French in support of the St. Mihiel Offensive in the light of deception theory. The Society for Military History and the CSIS Project on History and Strategy are pleased to announce the annual Graduate Student Prize in Applied Military History for 2020.

Please be patient as it will take some time for Matt to process the refunds. I don’t think it is news to you that the conference was hanging by a thread, with conditions worsening on a daily basis. States have turned the recent CDC recommendations on limiting group gatherings to 50 persons or less for eight weeks into mandates, along with closing bars, restaurants, and other non-essential businesses. My email to the governor of Pennsylvania that liquor stores ought to be considered essential businesses has yet to be answered.

The Program Committee will organize panels from excellent individualpapersubmissions.Posterswill be presented in a separate poster session during the conference. Students whose submissions have been rejected in the regular CFP are welcome to re-apply for the Young Scholars Sessions. Thanks to the National Defense University’s Joint Forces Staff College , your source for joint professional military education, for hosting this year’s conference. The Society for Military History annual meeting is happening in Norfolk, VA from May.The Society will hold a Live or in-person meeting at the Hilton Main on Main Street, Norfolk and will provide a virtual link to registrants who cannot attend due to COVID concerns or travel restrictions. In addition, civilians need to understand how consistently and tirelessly one must work to align means and ends in war.

Civilians must respect the requirements of Just War; this is essential not only for the preservation of American leadership in the world, but also for building a foundation on which a stable post-war peace can be built. Just as crucially, civilians must realize that respect for Just War requirements is essential to the mental and emotional health of the soldiers, sailors, and airmen they send to war. The phrase “military history” still stirs conflicted emotions or hostile reactions among those who teach history in the nation’s colleges and universities. Indeed, this fact has convinced some of those who study war to distance themselves from the phrase, or to eschew it altogether.

SMH works assiduously to bring military history to a broad audience both within and outside the academy and is expanding its role in the broader historical community through alliances with other professional organizations. The Journal of Military History, SMH’s the quarterly journal, is the preeminent scholarly publication in the field of military history. The journal has published scholarly articles on the military history of all eras and all geographical areas since 1937.

The prize recognizes outstanding essays that use rigorous academic historical study to understand issues relevant to current policymakers. Rob Citino and Tami Davis Biddle, first appeared in print in November 2014 under the auspices of the Society for Military History. Its purpose was to generate discussion of the key role that military history should play within college and university history instruction. Tami Davis Biddle’s views are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of the US Army, Department of Defense, or US Government. The program committee will consider proposals on all aspects of military history, especially encouraging submissions that reflect on this year’s theme,Landscapes of War and Peace. We were established in 1983 as a member-based, charitable 501 nonprofit organization.

Choices about war and peace are made by civilians – civilians who, increasingly, have no historical or analytical frameworks to guide them in making the most consequential of all decisions. They know little or nothing about the requirements of the Just War tradition and the contemporary legal and ethical frameworks that affect jus ad bellum, jus in bello, and jus post bellum. And they do not sufficiently link this fact to the family stresses and emotional wounds that veterans endure.

The stalemate also changed the way that European power was understood and interpreted by those peoples under the yoke of European colonialism in the early part of the 20th century. Some of it will cover esoteric topics that appeal to those with highly particularized interests, such as military uniforms, weapons types, or aircraft markings. Popular military history varies immensely in quality, and there is a great gulf between the best and the worst it has to offer. Outside the subfield, all this work tends to be lumped together, however, and academics with little exposure to serious scholarship in the field may assume that it is a discipline defined by the weaker side of the spectrum. The members of the Society for Military History have a broad and inclusive sense of our work and our educational mission. Our mission encompasses not only traditional studies of battles, but also of war and public memory.

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