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

On Monday, April 14, a roundtable discussion on "Beyond Combat: Military Families at War — A Roundtable Featuring the Families of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans" will be co-hosted by the Dale Center and the 158th Infantry Brigade from Camp Shelby, MS. The discussion with our panelists, moderated by Dr. Andrew Wiest, begins at 5:30pm in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 101 on the Hattiesburg Campus. Parking in front and behind this building is free and open to the public after 5:00pm.  For more information, click here.

On Thursday, February 6th, 2014 the Dale Center hosted the third Lt. Col. John H. Dale Sr. Distinguished Lecture in International Security and Global Policy.  The speaker was former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director, Dr. Robert M. Gates.  For more information, click here.


 

News

The Center for the Study of War and Society at Southern Miss is proud to announce that the first General Buford “Buff” Blount Professor of Military History is Dr. Susannah J. Ural, the Co-director of the CSW&S.  For more information, click here.  Congratulations Dr. Ural!

Congratulations are also in order for CSW&S 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, 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.

The CSW&S is pleased to announce that Stephanie Anne Seal, PhD student studying War and Society in the era of the American Revolution, has been awarded a 2013-2014 Robert M. & Annetta J. Coffelt and Robert M. Coffelt, Jr. Research Fellowship by the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. For more information, click here.

The CSW&S is pleased to announce that PhD students Jason Engle and Allan Branstiter are this year's Colonel W. Wayde Benson (USMC ret.) Fellows.  Benson Fellowships go to exceptional students specializing in the field of War & Society in Southern Miss's graduate history program. For more information, click here.