Warfare and the military are among the most transformative factors of change in society. Even today, millions of people around the globe are engaged in conflict or are suffering from the consequences of warfare. The United States has been at war constantly since 2001 - yet the gap between the military and civilian world has only grown. It is vital that we as a society understand warfare, the military, and the effects they have on society, culture, and politics.
Join the Society for Military History at their 85th Annual meeting, Landscapes of War and Peace, April 5-8 at the Galt House Hotel. Military historians will gather and share their research and findings in military history. Dr. Christopher Phillips, the John and Dorothy Hermanies Professor of American History, the University Distinguished Professor of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and the Head of the Department of History at the University of Cincinnati, will present the keynote address “Southern Cross, North Star: The Politics of Irreconciliation and Civil War Memory in the American Middle Border.” The keynote address, sponsored by The Filson Historical Society, covers the complex history of the Ohio Valley region during and after the U.S. Civil War.
The Society for Military History is offering specially priced day passes for local residents. At $39 per day, Kentuckiana residents are invited to attend the conference, expand their knowledge of military history, connect with others, and mingle with professional military historians. To learn more and register for day passes, please visit www.louisville.edu/history/events/smhc.