Events and Programs
Following the guidance of recent COVID-19 advisories provided by federal, state, and
local healthcare officials and organizations, The University of Southern Mississippi
has made the decision to cancel all events sponsored by USM or hosted in a USM venue
in which fifty or more attendees are expected, effective March 12 - April 30, 2020.
For more information on Southern Miss’s response, see the Covid-19 webpage at the Provost’s website
The 2020 McCarthy Symposium
scheduled for April 3, 2020 has been cancelled
and we hope to reschedule the event in the fall. The Dale Center will follow all
university policies and assess the situation on a daily basis. The status of events
scheduled for the next several months will strictly depend on university policy, based
on the spread of the virus and its impact.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding during an ever-evolving situation.
And, as always, thank you for your support of the Dale Center for the Study of War
The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society is proud to host several events and
conferences, and sponsors several programs related to the study of conflict and culture.
Richard McCarthy Lecture Series
brings together students, faculty, and community members to access cutting-edge research
in the field of military history and war and society every year.
War & Society Roundtable
, a joint community and university monthly reading group, focuses on a different war
and society book each month of the academic year.
General Buford "Buff" Blount Professorship in Military History
provides funding for the work of a Souther Miss historian member engaged in research
toward the publication of a major study in the field of War and Society.
War Stories: Civil War & Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi
provides unparalleled access to a true cross-section of Mississippi experiences throughout
the U.S. Civil War era, which is revolutionizing how scholars, teachers, students,
and the public approach this definitive American conflict.
War Stories: National Guard
is the Dale Center's project to gather the oral histories of both serving Mississippi
National Guardsmen and veterans to facilitate research into the National Guard's changing
roles in the twenty-first century.
103d Infantry Division Archive
highlights the 103d Infantry Division (Cactus) World War II Association’s document
collection, memorabilia, books, and webpage at Southern Miss--a treasure trove for
researchers of World War II in Europe.
DPAA Defense POW/MIA Fellowship
established the Dale Center as one of a handful of institutions in the country to
host a post-doctoral fellow engaged in researching America's post-1941 missing service
personnel for the Department of Defense.
Military Officer Training
highlights our graduate program's efforts to educate the next generation of officers
for the U. S. military.
Society for Military History's 2013 Annual Meeting
was hosted by the Dale Center in New Orleans, Louisiana with over five hundred participants.
Waging Peace Conference
was a scholarly meeting hosted by the Dale Center in 2016 that brought together over
one hundred historians studying the historic transition from war to peace.