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

Please join us on Thursday, March 26 at 4pm for the 1st Blount Professorship Lecture by Dr. Susannah J. Ural.  The talk, in room 203 of the Liberal Arts Building (LAB) of the Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss, will forcus on the research she has been doing for her next book on the Texas Brigade under General John Bell Hood during the Civil War.  For more info, click here.  For more information on the Blount Professorship, click here.

News

The Dale Center is pleased to announce that Southern Miss has been designated a "Military Friendly School," in large part because of the establishment of the the university's new Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families.  For more information, click here.

Congratulations are in order for Dale Center Fellow Dr. Kenneth Swope, whose new book The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1618-1644 has just been published by Routledge.  For more information, click here.

In other book news, Dale Center Co-director Dr. Susannah Ural's new book Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War In The Words of Those Who Lived It has just been published by Osprey Publishing.  For more details, click here.