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 Dale Center for the Study of War & Society’s continuing community outreach efforts.


                  The Ninth Annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series

British Flag with Lecture Series Title


 October 21, 2013

“Essential Amusements? Popular Culture and the People’s War in Britain”

Allison Abra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History; Fellow, Dale 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, Dale 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  

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Past Lecture Series