Working Group 2 is focusing on military history for military professionals, teachers and researchers.
Military history is one of the important branches in military studies. WG 2 helps to popularize forgotten topics. We are addressing a large variety of themes and topics: history of warfare and military practice, including matters related to strategy, operational planning, tactical doctrine, art of war, military operations, doctrinal subjects, military institutions, innovation in the past. We have the opportunity to have a multinational working group which is supporting broader perspectives.
Paul Nash, Canadian War Artist, The Ypres Salient at Night (1918).
Baltic Defence College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Johanson graduated from the University of Tartu in general history, specialising in military history topics. In the Baltic Defence College he is teaching history related topics. He is Head of the International Society of Military Sciences Working Group 2 (Military History). He has worked on multiple projects in political-military dimension and is one of the board members of the Institute of Society Studies. Before the Baltic Defence College, he was Head of the Strategy and Military History Department in the Estonian National Defence College (ENDC) and Director of the ENDC Museum. His areas of expertise include: History of the Operational Art, Estonian Military History, Baltic Military History, Military Theory, and Strategic Studies.
The military history working group aims to improve knowledge of the history of warfare and military practice through practitioners’ research, communities of practice, and networks of learning. These processes are also subject to study and reporting to improve both individual and institutional practice.
History of warfare and military practice, including matters related to strategy, operational planning, tactical doctrine, art of war, history of warfare,military operations, doctrinal options and military planning
Logistics, intelligence, propaganda, technology and innovation, military leadership, development of military institutions, civil-military relations, impact of wars on society, military thought, origins of wars, dynamics of conflict resolution, diplomacy and international relations
Many members of the Military History working group are involved in the annual Baltic Military History Conference, which has been held every year since 2009.
This is one of the original eight working groups of the ISMS established at Amsterdam in 2008.
Annual Colloquium, Canadian Military History 14-15 May 2021
A new journal of military history, Nuova Antologia Militare: Rivista interdisciplinare della società Italiana di storia militare, has now published three issues, open access online. This journal provides abstracts in English, and publishes articles from ancient to contemporary military history in both English and Italian. www.nam-sism.org, Editor, Virgilio Ilari, email@example.com