The Society for Army Historical Research

The Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR) is a learned society, founded in 1921 to foster "interest in the history and traditions of British and Commonwealth armies, and to encourage research in these fields." It is one of the oldest societies of its kind. Past members include notable British Field Marshals Wavell, Auchinleck and Templer.

The Society's interests embrace both army and regimental history, military antiquities and pictures, uniforms, badges and medals, arms and equipment and the history of land warfare in general. The study of campaigns, commanders and the political aspects of war are covered from the sixteenth century to the 1970s.

The main activity of the Society is the publication of a quarterly peer-reviewed scholarly Journal reflecting the members' interests and presenting the results of their own research. The Society also produces a number of special publications.

Welcome to the new-look SAHR website - we hope you like it. It's entirely for your - the members' - benefit, so any suggestions for future layout and content would be much appreciated.

This first iteration includes information on future events - please see in particular the registration details for future visits, the 2018 Battlefield Tour of the Peninsular War and advance notice of the 2018 Annual Members Meeting. All promise to be most enjoyable events. There are also some interesting reports on earlier events if you missed them. And you can catch up on previous newsletters within the Publications section where you will also find details of how to submit articles for the Journal, or obtain copies of special editions. The Book Lists are also worth a browse. The Competitions section includes all relevant information on past and future Templer Book and Student Essay competitions and if you are thinking of applying for a University Research Grant or one of our new Independent Research Grants - see the Grants section. Finally, if you need to contact us - all our details are on the Contact Us page. Enjoy!

Ashley Truluck

Upcoming SAHR Events

Annual Members Meeting 2019

Tuesday 9th April 2019 - find out more

Click here to view all upcoming events.

SAHR Event Reports

‘Wellington, San Sebastian and Siege Warfare Revisited’ - Professor Bruce Collins

Thursday 14th June 2018 - find out more

Helion From Reason to Revolution Conference

Sunday 29th April 2018 - find out more

Click here to view all event reports.