Portal Militärgeschichte was established by the Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte e.V., one of the largest thematic associations of German-speaking historians. The portal’s goal is to inform the public as extensively as possible about all areas of military history as well as to connect researchers interested in military history. We cordially invite you to submit contributions for publication or to comment in our discussion forum.
Please submit contributions for publication – along with corresponding images – in the common formats (Word, Rich Text Format; for images .jpg or .gif). Please submit them either to the editorial staff responsible for the relevant section (see below), or to the editorial office’s general email address
We only accept first publications.
Rights of Use
With the submission of a text for publication, the author transfers all rights – without limitations to territorial and factual scope – to duplicate, transmit and disperse the text with all known and thus far unknown methods to the Portal Militärgeschichte for the duration of the legal copy-right law. All rights are allowed to be transferred in part or in whole to a third party or may be carried out by a third party. The right to permanently archive the texts by a third party is included.
The author is obligated to obtain rights to use images or should use images in the public domain. A caption and information including copy-right information must be supplied for all images.
Formal Guidelines (keywords listed alphabetically)
Monographs: Detlev Peukert, Die Weimarer Republik. Krisenjahre der klassischen Moderne, Frankfurt a.M. 1987.
Edited Volumes: Jost Dülffer/Gerd Krumeich (eds.), Der verlorene Frieden. Politik und Kriegskultur nach 1918, Essen 2002.
Journal articles: Benjamin Ziemann, Germany after the First World War – A Violent Society? Results and Implications of Recent Research on Weimar Germany. In: Journal of Modern European History 1 (2003), pp. 80-95.
Newspaper article: … In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22.10.2011.
Article / Essay
The classical publication format which must adhere to academic standards. Maximum length: 50,000 characters including spaces and notes.
A shorter paper which treats a subject matter more informally as opposed the strict academic conventions of an article. The essay is allowed to express poignant opinions and sharp theses and may sketch a brief outline of an argument. Maximum length: 30,000 characters including spaces and notes
Dr. Gundula Gahlen
Dr. Wencke Meteling
Dr. Christoph Nübel
Shorter Contributions (Reviews and Reports)
These contributions should be between 5,000 and 7,500 characters long, including spaces. The use of footnotes should be avoided. Proposals for contributions and questions should be sent to the editorial board member of the appropriate section.
Project Outline / Book Review / Classics / New Releases
Current and completed research projects can be introduced to a wide audience.
Book Review / Classics
Both sections should be used to place new or older literature about military history in the current research landscape. Book reviews are generally distributed by the editorial board. Should you wish to review a book, please send us a detailed description of your field of research. If you were involved in the publication in any form or your judgement could be infringed by personal or professional reasons, we ask you to refrain from writing a book review. The editorial board assumes that these requests were adhered to when receiving a book review. In contested cases, the editorial board reserves the right not to publish reviews. If a publication has already been reviewed elsewhere, we ask you to draw our attention to this. Unless stated otherwise, the reviews should be submitted at the latest three months after receiving a the review copy.
should be written according to the following criteria:
can be advertised with a short text.
Local Military History
In this section the portal offers an insight into museums, exhibitions, archives and localities pertaining to military history (memorial sites, monuments), their concept, perspective and challenges. Moreover, courses of study and research institutions are introduced.
Takuma Melber, M.A.
This section collates short contributions about the representation of military aspects in historical images (photographs, paintings, etc.) as well as in art and popular culture (film, comics, computer games, etc.) and about other digital sources relevant to military history (TV, DVD, BluRay-documentaries, internet platforms, databases, etc.)
Dr. Richard Kühl
Reports about academic conferences, excursions and exhibitions as well as Call for Papers and announcements of lectures and other events pertaining to military history are published here.
Address for information on events and press mailing lists:
Marc Hansen, M.A.
The collection of links comprises a wide spectrum of interesting homepages relevant to military history. Amongst others, you will find references to research institutions (archives, libraries, institutes, etc.), locations relevant to military history (memorial sites, museums, etc.) and primary material of all kinds (images, maps, databases, journals, etc.).
Address for links or link-updates:
Dr. Klaas Voß