ACLS Welcomes the Society for Military History
The Society for Military History (SMH), "the intellectual home for military historians worldwide," was admitted to the American Council of Learned Societies at the 2010 Annual Meeting. 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, SMH is devoted to stimulating and advancing the study of military history. Its membership (today 2,500) has included many of the nation's most prominent scholars, soldiers, and citizens interested in military history. For more information, see http://www.smh-hq.org/.
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