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 Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi will team up with the Mississippi Museum of Art for our second annual “Dale Center Art of War Day” featuring the exhibit When Modern was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection. The Neuberger Collection includes work by "Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Arthur Dove, Helen Frankenthaler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, David Smith, and others" whose art documents "the evolution of modernism in the visual arts of North America."

The "Art of War Day" features a morning panel of Dale Center faculty fellows discussing concepts of modernism that relate to their conflicts of specialty, which range from early modern Asia to the American Colonial era, the American Civil War, the World Wars and modern Vietnam. This is followed by lunch and a book signing.  In the afternoon, you can enjoy a tour of the Nueberger Collection led by the Mississippi Museum of Art’s Director of Engagement and Learning, daniel johnson.  This will be followed with a talk by Dale Center British historian Dr. Allison Abra on modernism in dance that is tied to her larger book English Style: National Identity, Americanization, and Popular Dance in Interwar and Wartime Britain (forthcoming, Manchester University Press).  The event is free except for the purchase of lunch as well as any Dale Center authors’ books that you would like signed.

News

The Dale Center is proud to announce that our own co-director and Professor of History Dr. Susannah J. Ural has been named the 2015-2017 Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor in the Humanities by the College of Arts and Letters. The Professorship is named after Moorman, who was a renowned authority on the work of Geoffrey Chaucer. It is awarded biennially for a two-year term to a senior professor in the departments of English, history, foreign languages, or philosophy. In addition to the award, recipients receive financial support for research in their field of study and must present a public lecture by the end of their term.  for more information, CLICK HERE.  Congratulations, Dr. Ural!

The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its $2 million fundraising campaign!  For more information, CLICK HERE.