As a branch of the International Commission for Military History the British Commission is invited to send two delegates to the annual International Congress of Military History.

The BCMH supports applications from members wishing to attend the Congress as well as postgraduate students wishing to speak at the Doctoral Workshop held as part of the Congress. Details of this year's Congress are to be found at


André Corvisier Prize 2019 for PhD Theses

The International Commission of Military History awards the André Corvisier Prize for PhD theses on Military History, named after the distinguished French scholar who was for ten years President of ICMH and then President of Honour. For the 2019 edition, the prize will be awarded for a PhD thesis discussed and approved in 2018 in a recognized University.

The PhD title can be obtained not necessarily in Military History, but also in other disciplines. However, the thesis must deal with Military History in the broadest sense: the history of warfare, of military campaigns, of the armed forces, of military thinking, diplomatic aspects of conflicts, causes and effects of wars, defence economics, civil-military relations, military technology, military leadership, and demographics of military forces.

For any further details, read the announcement in English and French.


International Journal of Military History & Historiography

The International Journal of Military History and Historiography has been continuously published (from 1978 to 2015 as the International Bibliography of Military History - IBMH) on behalf of the International Commission of Military History (ICMH), which can trace back its origins to 1938.

Traditionally its main focus was on book reviews and review articles. Since the journal’s move to Brill in 2011, there has been an additional emphasis on historiographical articles, and the portfolio has been enlarged to include original research articles. The journal thus offers its readers and authors a platform that includes original research articles on any military historical topic from antiquity to the contemporary period that can appeal to an international readership.

Historiographical and review articles cover issues of major significance or deal with the state of military history in a specific ICMH member country. The short reviews (in the “Bibliographical Records” section) discuss newly published books, which are of historiographical relevance either for the international military history community or for one of ICMH’s national commissions.


International Journal of Military History and Historiography