The Military History Society of Ireland was founded in 1949. The aim of the Society is to promote the study of military history, and in particular the history of warfare in Ireland and of Irishmen in war. The flagship of the Society, The Irish Sword, is a twice yearly publication, renowned for its scholarly treatment of military history.
The Society is affiliated, under the style of the Irish Commission for Military History, to the International Commission of Military History (www.icmh.info)
Annual Dinner 2019
Conference in Durban
Professor Donal McCracken has asked the MHSI to give notice of a conference that he is organising in Durban in July 2020, an event to be held under the auspices of the U.C.D.-based Global Irish Diaspora Congress. The conference will include sections on the Irish soldier abroad and on the Irish soldier in the Zulu/Boer and Frontier Wars in South Africa. As part of the proceedings Professor McCracken will be organising a trip to KwaZulu-Natal battlefields such as Talana, Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, Tugela Height and Colenso, venues at which he will be concentrating on the Irish contribution.
Members of the Society who might like to attend the conference will receive a warm welcome. Subjoined is a copy of the U.C.D. organisers' Call for Papers.
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