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, September 29th at 6PM, the Dale Center will host the second of this year's McCarthy Lecture Series talks.  The title for this year's series is "Embedded: War and the Fourth Estate."  On the 29th, General Bufford "Buff" Blount, former Commanding General of the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) will speak on "The General and the Journalists: Embedded Media, the 3rd Infantry Division, and Operation Iraqi Freedom"  The lecture will be held in room 101 of the Liberal Arts Building (LAB) on the Hattiesburg campus and  is free and open to the public; parking on campus is free after 5pm. 

For more information, click here.  For the Southern Miss new release on the series, 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.