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Canadian Military History Journal

Canadian Military History (CMH) is the journal of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, published in partnership with the Canadian War Museum. First published in 1992, CMH explores all aspects of Canada’s military history, from the earliest days through to the twenty-first century.

Canadian Military History is published online twice a year. It is available free. Issues include peer-reviewed articles by professional and amateur historians, as well as book reviews, and a feature section highlighting exhibitions, acquisitions, upcoming events and artifacts from the Canadian War Museum. We welcome submissions from graduate students and independent scholars, but please read our submissions guidelines carefully.

On War & Society Podcast

The On War & Society podcast features interviews with the most prominent historians of war and society. Host Kyle Falcon sits down with his guests to discuss their cutting-edge research, the challenges associated with doing history, and life ‘behind the book.’

War and Society Speaker Series

The War and Society Speaker Series is conducted as part of the Centre's mandate to make the latest scholarship in Canadian military history available in an accessible format to Canadians, and has been running for over two decades. The Series runs each Fall and Winter, featuring a total of six historians throughout the calendar year.

Last summer, the Centre partnered with the Canadian Battlefields Foundation, the Juno Beach Centre Association and the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society to present the Maple Leaf Route Webinar Series.  Every two weeks from May to September, different researchers guided audiences along a digital tour of the route followed by Canadian and British Commonwealth soldiers as they landed on D-Day in June 1944 and fought their way inland at the Battle of Normandy.

Check out our upcoming events!


The Centre has published numerous books, including a series of battlefield guides for western Europe. Additional, the Centre has partnered with the University of Toronto Press to publish the Canadian Experience of War - a series of edited primary sources and monographs:

The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey: Operational Research, Strategic Studies, and Canadian Defence in the Cold War by George R. Lindsey, edited by Matthew Wiseman (March 2019)

Varsity's Soldiers: The University of Toronto Contingent of the Canadian Officers’ Training Corps, 1914−1968 by Eric McGeer

Montreal at War, 1914–1918 by Terry Copp with Alexander Maavara (January 2022)

Part of Life Itself: The War Diary of Lieutenant Leslie Howard Miller, CEF by Leslie Howard Miller with Graham Broad (May 2022)

Through Veterans Eyes

A web resource chronicling the post-war life of over 200,000 Canadian veterans and their families by offering unprecedented access to Canada’s First World War veteran pension records. The LCSC, in cooperation with Veterans Affairs Canada and Library and Archives Canada, digitized these pension records  to make this wealth of knowledge accessible to academics, students and the public.


C.P. Stacey Award

The C.P. Stacey Award is named in honour of Charles Perry Stacey, historical officer to the Canadian Army during the Second World War and later a long-time professor of history at the University of Toronto. The C.P. Stacey Award is presented annually to the best book in the field of Canadian military history, broadly defined, including the study of war and society. The award winner receives a prize of $1,000, made possible through the generous support of John and Pattie Cleghorn and the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University. The LCSCS took over administration of the award in 2018 from the Canadian Committee for the History of the Second World War.

The 2019 award committee consisted of Kevin Spooner (Wilfrid Laurier University; Director, LCSC), Isabel Campbell (Directorate of History and Heritage, National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa), and Serge Durflinger (University of Ottawa). Awards are decided after the end of the year in which eligible books were published. Questions, inquiries, and requests for interviews should be directed to Kyle Pritchard, Award Liai­son, at LCSC.

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Past Winners

2018 | Bob Bergen, Scattering Chaff: Canadian Air Power and Censorship During the Kosovo War (University of Calgary Press)

2018 | Jonathan Vance, A Township at War (Wilfrid Laurier University Press)

2017 | Geoffrey Hayes, Crerar’s Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45 (UBC Press)

2016 | Brock Millman, Polarity, Patriotism and Dissent in Great War Canada, 1914-1919 (University of Toronto Press)

2014 | Tim Cook, The Necessary War, Volume 1: Canadians Fighting The Second World War: 1939-1943 (Allen Lane)

2014 | Richard M. Reid, African Canadians in Union Blue: Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War (UBC Press)

2013 |Teresa Iacobelli, Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War (UBC Press)

2012 |Andrew Burtch, Give Me Shelter: The Failure of Canada’s Cold War Civil Defence (UBC Press)

2011 | Dean Frederick Oliver and Jack Granatstein, The Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History (Oxford University Press)

2009 | Kevin Spooner, Canada, The Congo Crisis and U.N. Peacekeeping 1960-64 (UBC Press)

2008 | Paul Douglas Dickson: A Thoroughly Canadian General: A Biography of General H.D.G. Crerar (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

2008 | Stephen Brumwell, Paths of Glory: The Life and Death of General James Wolfe (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

2006 | Douglas Delaney, Bert Hoffmeister: The Soldier’s General (UBC Press)

2004 | Béatrice Richard, La mémoire de Dieppe: Radioscopie d’un mythe (VLB éditeur)

2004 | Marc Milner, Battle of the Atlantic (Vanwell Publishing Ltd.)

2002 | Brian Tennyson and Roger Sarty, Guardian of the Gulf: Sydney, Cape Breton and the Atlantic Wars (University of Toronto Press)

2000 | Tim Cook, No Place to Run: The Canadian Corps and Gas Warfare in the First World War (UBC Press)


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