‘Sword and Baton’

Congratulations to Justin Chadwick on the publication of his new book, which is a collection of 86 biographies, representing every Australian Army officer to reach the rank of major general from Federation to the outbreak of World War II. It describes a crucial period in Australian military history through the lives of the men at its Read more …

CFP: ‘Beyond Combat: History and the Military’s Other Tasks’

This conference, to be held at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, 13–14 July 2017, will explore military tasks beyond the battlefield. Histories of the ‘frontline’ overshadow the study of ‘other’ vital military tasks, such as ‘aid to the civil power’, oceanographic research, aerial surveillance, which, along with tasks like training foreign militaries and combating transnational crime, have Read more …

Australian War Memorial: Historian positions

There are two positions available at the AWM, one for a Historian and one for a Senior Historian. The Historian will be responsible for a range of higher-level research and writing tasks in support of Australian military historical projects relating to Australian War Memorial publications, conferences, multi-media products, exhibitions, research and dissemination of military history Read more …

Society of Military History Prizes

Submissions are now open for the following three prizes offered by the Society of Military History: Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Travel Awards are given to outstanding graduate students to help defray costs associated with presenting a paper or poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Military History. The award provides $1,000 to Read more …