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 happy to announce the schedule for this year's upcoming Richard McCarthy Lecture Series, which is entitled "Pivot to Asia." We will have full details in early August, but if you want to see the preliminary schedule to be able to save the dates (in August and September), check out the McCarthy Lecture Series webpage.

Save the Date: On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Dale Center will team up with the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson for our second annual “Dale Center Art of War Day” featuring the exhibit When Modern was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection. The Art of War Day features a morning panel of Dale Center faculty members discussing concepts of modernism that relate to their conflicts of speciality, followed by lunch and a book signing. In the afternoon, you can enjoy a tour of the Nueberger Collection, followed with a talk by Dale Center British historian Dr. Allison Abra on modernism in dance that is tied to her larger book Dancing in the English Style: National Identity and Americanization in Britain, 1918-1950 (forthcoming, Manchester University Press).  The event is free and open to the public.

News

The Dale Center is proud to see that Southern Miss has just been named a "Purple Heart University." The designation "signifies the University’s commitment and service to student-veterans wounded in combat while serving in the military and who now attend Southern Miss." For more information, CLICK HERE.

Dr. Ken Swope, Senior Fellow of the Dale Center, was recently offered a prestigious Visiting Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.  The Institute has welcomed such visiting scholars and full-time faculty as Albert Einstein, Clifford Geertz, George Kennan, and J. Robert Oppenheimer. Less than ten percent of the advanced scholars who apply for a fellowship with the Institute are invited to Princeton.  Dr. Swope will be working in the School of Historical Studies, where he will conduct research on his latest book “On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition.” The archives and libraries around Princeton house one of the world’s greatest collections of sources on Asian History. Dr. Swope will also get to work alongside other scholars of international repute in his field, the history of the Ming Dynasty in China.