Portrait miniature of a British officer by Charles Jagger, c.1810 (© Bonhams)
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 army and regimental history, military antiquities and pictures, uniforms, badges and medals, arms and equipment and the history of land warfare in general. Campaigns, commanders and common soldiers are covered from the sixteenth century to the recent past. The SAHR also fervently promotes enquiry into the political and social aspects of war and military service.
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.
Upcoming SAHR Events
Templer Lecture by Dr Jonathan Fennell on 25 November
Wednesday 25th November 2020 - find out more
Wednesday 21st - Thursday 22nd April 2021 - find out more
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SAHR News and Event Reports
SAHR Military Fiction Prize Winner announced
Friday 30th October 2020 - find out more
2020 SAHR Military Fiction Prize shortlist announced
Tuesday 20th October 2020 - find out more
SAHR presents Templer Medal to Dr Jonathan Fennell
Sunday 18th October 2020 - find out more
Bonus Essay Prize Winners Announced
Tuesday 7th July 2020 - find out more
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