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Dale Center for the Study of War and Society

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, Jeffrey Gray, 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. 


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Following the guidance of COVID-19 advisories provided by federal, state, and local healthcare officials, The University of Southern Mississippi has made the decision to cancel most in-person events. For more information on Southern Miss’s response, see the COVID-19 webpage at the Provost’s website. Thank you for your understanding and patience. And, as always, thank you for your support of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society.

2021 McCarthy Lecture

Margaret MacMillanFor more event details click on the image above. 
Webinar ID: 916 8861 7570 Passcode: 95361926

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Past McCarthy Lecture Series

You can watch many of the past lectures through the Dale Center's YouTube channel playlist by clicking here.

  • Spring 2020      "Vietnam 1970: Homefront and Battlefront" (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Spring 2019      "Spy Games: War & Espionage in the 20th Century"
  • Spring 2018      "It is too furious": Indigenous Warfare in Early North America"
  • Spring 2017      "Tribe: War Veterans"
  • Fall 2015            Pivot to Asia 
  • Spring 2015      A Great War for Empire
  • Fall 2014           Embedded: War and the Fourth Estate
  • Fall 2013          "We Shall Defend our Island" British Experience of the World Wars
  • Fall 2012          Rebuilding the Army After Vietnam
  • Fall 2011          Paradigm Shifts in the History of Warfare
  • Spring 2011     Victory Denied: Military Historians Examine Defeat
  • Spring 2010     The Southern Way of War
  • Spring 2009     War in the Modern Middle East
  • Spring 2008     War in the Pacific World”
  • Spring 2007     On the Edge of Empires: War and Society in the Early Atlantic World
  • Spring 2006     Civilians in Wartime

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