War & Society
Dale Center Faculty Publications
Dale Center Fellows in the Classroom
DCSW&S Sponsors the 2013 SMH Meeting
The Richard McCarthy Lecture Series
War & Society
Dale Center Faculty Publications
Dale Center Fellows in the Classroom
DCSW&S Sponsors the 2013 SMH Meeting
The Richard McCarthy Lecture Series

War & Society?

War and Society, a field born out of the “new social history” movement of the 1970s, expands on the field of military history, with its traditional focus on leaders, strategy, and battle movements.  War & Society scholars look at war and the military “from the bottom up,” studying the consequences of conflict on communities, soldiers, non-combatants, societies, and cultures.  They also focus on how a historical society’s ideals and values influenced the makeup of its armed forces and the way it fought its wars.  The War & Society field grows stronger every year, as can be seen in the diversity of academic projects undertaken by the faculty and graduate students of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at Southern Miss.

 

 

Events

The Dale Center is happy to announce the schedule for this year's upcoming Richard McCarthy Lecture Series, which is entitled "Pivot to Asia." We will have full details in early August, but if you want to see the preliminary schedule to be able to save the dates (in August and September), check out the McCarthy Lecture Series webpage.

The Mississippi Humanities Council and the History Department's Dale Center for the Study of War and Society will be sponsoring several performances of “The Telling Project,” an innovative program in which a playwright interviews a group of military veterans in a particular community, turns their stories into a theatrical script, and then a director works with the veterans to perform their own stories. John Warrick and the Theater Department at USM have been working with Telling Project Creator Jonathan Wei and the Dale Center to recruit veterans. USM Hattiesburg will be hosting the first performance and a reception on November 11th. On November 12th, the production moves to Pearl River Community College in Poplarville for one performance. Then it’s set to go to USM's campus in Long Beach for two performances on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14th.  The production will then return to Hattiesburg for preformances on November 21st and 22nd.  All of the preformances will start at 7:30pm.  We hope to see you there!

News

The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its $2 million fundraising campaign!  For more information, CLICK HERE.

Dr. Ken Swope, Senior Fellow of the Dale Center, was recently offered a prestigious Visiting Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.  The Institute has welcomed such visiting scholars and full-time faculty as Albert Einstein, Clifford Geertz, George Kennan, and J. Robert Oppenheimer. Less than ten percent of the advanced scholars who apply for a fellowship with the Institute are invited to Princeton.  Dr. Swope will be working in the School of Historical Studies, where he will conduct research on his latest book “On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition.” The archives and libraries around Princeton house one of the world’s greatest collections of sources on Asian History. Dr. Swope will also get to work alongside other scholars of international repute in his field, the history of the Ming Dynasty in China.