Archive | July 2018

Reminder of SMH 2019

The deadline for panel/paper proposals for the Society for Military History’s annual conference next May is coming up, October 1. We’re in the process of putting together two panels early modern European proposals as I write this, but we’d love to have an early modern take-over of the SMH next year. The conference will be held at my alma mater of Ohio State (Columbus, OH), and the conference theme is “Soldiers and Civilians in the Cauldron of War,” although¬†papers/panels on any germane topic will be considered.

So if you’re interested, get together with some of your friends and propose. If you need help finding co-panelists, you can contact me via the blog, or you can use the SMH’s new Panels Seeking Panelists online forum.

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Early Modern Spain for Travelers on a Budget, part 1

For those who’ve never been, or who need a refresher, or for those who want to check up on Spanish history before 1808, I offer you a pictorial tour of the early modern highlights of Spain, May 2018. Two weeks of art, churches, and war – can it get any better than that? There will be nothing surprising to seasoned travelers or experts on Spain, but I haven’t posted in a while. So read on for lots of big photos and historical allusions aplenty. Maybe you’ll even learn something. Read More…