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8th Annual Central Texas Military History Symposium

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Remembering ’68:

  The 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive


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The 8th Annual Central Texas Military History Symposium


at Texas A&M University– Central Texas
  Friday October 5, 2018 9:30am – 3pm

The Central Texas Military History Symposium at Texas A&M University- Central Texas serves as a local and regional event promoting the study of history of warfare and its influences on society. The Symposium's main goal is to provide the people of Central Texas and our students with access to the nation's top scholars in military history. Each year our attendance numbers have increased and with help from you, the community, the CTMHS can continue to grow and offer new and exciting opportunities to our students and Central Texas.

  • Attendance to the symposium is free. Additionally, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
  • Donations will be accepted at the door to help offset the cost and any extra money will go to support future symposiums and student scholarships.

Our Speakers:



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    Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic

    LCpl Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor at Texas Christian University

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    Dr. James H. Willbanks

    Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

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    Dr. Erik Villard

    Digital Military Historian at Center of Military History

About the Symposium


canons.jpg The Central Texas Military History Symposium at Texas A&M University- Central Texas serves as a local and regional event promoting the study of history of warfare and its influences on society. The Symposium's main goal is to provide the people of Central Texas and our students with access to the nation's top scholars in military history. Each year our attendance numbers have increased and with help from you, the community, the CTMHS can continue to grow and offer new and exciting opportunities to our students and Central Texas.

Now in its eighth year, The Central Texas Military History Symposium hosts nationally prominent military historians. Two past presidents of the Society for Military History have been keynote speakers: Dennis Showalter of Colorado College and Brian Linn of Texas A&M University. We have also hosted high ranking military officers, such as Lt. Gen. Dave Palmer (USA Retired). Palmer is a past superintendent of West Point and author of several acclaimed works of military history. Two Pulitzer Prize nominees have been speakers: Richard McCaslin and Lewis Sorley.


Support the Central Texas Military History Symposium


tank.jpg The Central Texas Military History Symposium is dedicated to teaching and promoting military history, both in and out of the classroom. Our aims are to continually bring in the best military scholars to reward the Central Texas community and our students with most current scholarship. Please consider supporting the CTMHS in our current and future endeavors to expand our reach.


In Partnership with:


Our partners in producing and promoting the event include the National Mounted Warfare Foundation, the Ft. Hood Museums, and the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Military history has special meaning and relevance in our community.


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More Information:

Dr. Timothy Hemmis

 254-519-5441
  themmis@tamuct.edu