Richard McCarthy Lecture Series
The Richard McCarthy Lecture Series was founded in 2006 through the generous support of Dr. Richard McCarthy and Dr. Craig Howard and is designed to bring together students, faculty, and community members to access cutting edge research in the field of War and Society. Over the years, the McCarthy Lecture Series has provided the campus and Hattiesburg communities a broad range of programming, ranging from a panel discussion led by veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to more academic programs including talks by leading historians of War and Society and Military History, such as Jeremy Black, Dennis Showalter, Gary Sheffield, Brian Linn, Wayne Lee, and John Lynn, just to name a few. The Richard McCarthy Lecture Series is central to the Center for the Study of War and Society’s continuing community outreach efforts.
The Ninth Annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series
October 21, 2013
“Essential Amusements? Popular Culture and the People’s War in Britain”
Allison Abra, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History; Fellow, Center for the Study of War & Society, University of Southern Mississippi
October 28, 2013
"Browned Off: The British Soldier in the Second World War"
Alan Allport, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Global Affairs, Syracuse University
November 4, 2013
“Brothers-in-Arms: Americans under British Command in World War I”
Mitchell Yockelson, Ph.D.
Historian, National Archives and Records Administration
November 11, 2013
"Shocking Behavior: The British Military and Shell Shock in World War I”
Andrew Wiest, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of History; Founding Director, Center for the Study of War & Society, University of Southern Mississippi
All lectures will begin at 6:00p.m. and will be held in Room 101 of the Liberal Arts Building at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. For more information, please contact Dr. Allison Abra at 601.266.4455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For this year's flyer, click here.
Past Lecture Series
- Spring 2006: Civilians in Wartime
- Spring 2007: On the Edge of Empires: War and Society in the Early Atlantic World
- Spring 2008: War in the Pacific World”
- Spring 2009: War in the Modern Middle East
- Spring 2010: The Southern Way of War
- Spring 2011: Victory Denied: Military Historians Examine Defeat
- Fall 2011: Paradigm Shifts in the History of Warfare
- Fall 2012: Rebuilding the Army After Vietnam