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 proud to announce that it will partner with the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS for an event entitled “The Art of War” on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  The “Art of War” event is tied to the museum’s new exhibit, “Civil War Drawings from the Becker Collection.” The Becker Collection offers visitors the opportunity to explore the role artists played as war correspondents, using their skills to convey the complexities of war to communities far from the front lines. Building on this theme, the “Art of War” day will feature a morning roundtable with six Dale Center historians discussing iconic images of conflict and their influence on society, with topics ranging from 16th Century Korea to the Vietnam War. The program also includes a book signing by panelists, a curator-led tour of the Becker Collection exhibit, and an afternoon lecture by Dr. Susannah Ural, co-director of the Dale Center, on Civil War soldiers and families tied to her recent book, Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades.   For more information on the event, click here.  For an informative article on the Becker Collection, 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.