War & Society
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The Center for the Study of War and Society serves as a local, national, and international resource for the study of the history of warfare at the social, economic, political, cultural, and military levels. We understand warfare both as a critical element of history across time and space as well as a key element of contemporary domestic and international affairs. Working in conjunction with the University's International Programs center, we offer students and faculty alike the opportunity to study the history of war in places such as Normandy, Britain, and Vietnam.
The Center fosters a greater understanding of the myriad aspects of warfare through concentration in four inter-related areas: undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and mentorship, scholarship, and community outreach. The wide variety of inter-disciplinary approaches taught through the History Department and related disciplines gives our undergraduates a clearer historical understanding of the place of war in a global setting. As home to a faculty with a unique concentration of interests related to the study of war and society, the Center is an ideal place to train graduate students for careers in teaching, research, and public service.
Faculty and graduate students contribute to national and international scholarly debates through publication, speaking engagements, attendance at conferences, and original archival research. Because the study of warfare interests diverse audiences, the Center supports lecture series, veterans' oral history collections, and other community outreach projects that serve as a bridge between the university and the regional community.