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 the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society and the History Department at Southern Miss for a screening of the 2015 Academy Award© nominated documentary feature, “Last Days in Vietnam.”  The screening will take place at 5:00p.m. Tuesday, April 28th in the Liberal Arts Building room 108 (Gonzales Auditorium).  Parking is free on campus after 5:00 pm.  For more information, please contact Dr. Heather Stur at heather.stur@usm.edu or (601) 266-4779(601) 266-4779.

About the film: “During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charged with treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they could. With time running out and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes emerged as Americans and South Vietnamese took matters into their own hands.”   - IFC Films

Last Days in Vietnam Poster

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.