Call for Papers
Society for Military History

The Northern Great Plains History Conference
8-11 October 2014
Sioux Falls, SD
Holiday Inn City Centre

The Society for Military History sponsors multiple sessions at the NGPHC. We encourage graduate students as well as faculty, government, and independent historians to submit proposals for papers or sessions. We view military history as inclusive of all time periods and broadly construed across issues of social, cultural and political history. Papers informed by other social sciences like archaeology and political science are also encouraged. The SMH Conference Coordinator works closely with the Conference Program Chair to ensure the strongest possible conference. We coordinate session development and scheduling.

Because of the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Northern Great Plains Conference is taking as its theme “The War to End all Wars: A Century of Consequences’,” making this a particularly rich opportunity for military historians. The keynote speaker will be noted First World War scholar Dr. Michael Neiberg, who is also a Society for Military History trustee.

The SMH and the First Division Museum, Cantigny, co-sponsor the SMH-FDMC prize for the best paper by a graduate student in military history, valued at $400. Instructions for submission will accompany acceptance of your proposal, so please indicate on your submission that you are a graduate student and wish to be considered for this prize.

The NGPHC sponsors a separate graduate paper prize. The SMH and FDMC sponsor the SMH-FDMC prize for the best paper by an undergraduate student in history, valued at $200. The NGPHC welcomes graduate and undergraduate students, and faculty, government historians, and independent scholars.

In addition to a full slate of sessions, the SMH sponsors a lunch and, following the end of the conference, a tour, and a dining-out on Saturday afternoon.

Please send a one page paper proposal and c.v. or, for a full session proposal, send a one page session proposal, and a one page abstract for each paper, and c.v.s for all participants, to: sankeymhist@gmail.com by 1 April 2013.