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Dale Center for the Study of War and Society

War & Society Roundtable

The War & Society Roundtable, a joint community and university monthly reading group, has been in existence since 2006.  Sponsored jointly by Southern Miss’s Dale Center for the Study of War & Society and the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County, the Roundtable focuses on a different war and society book each month of the academic year.  A friendly but spirited discussion about the book is moderated by a History faculty member or graduate student from Southern Miss.  
The Roundtable is a great way for community members, faculty, and students to interact while exploring topics of mutual interest.  Copies of each month’s book—generously provided by the Friends of the Hattiesburg Library—are available for loan at the Hattiesburg Public Library well in advance of each meeting.  The Roundtable is free to the public and is generally held at 6pm on the second Tuesday of each month during the academic year.  
COVID-19 Notice:

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 War and Society Roundtables scheduled for April has been cancelled. 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 & Society. 
See below for latest Roundtable schedule:

Spring 2020 War & Society Roundtable

All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Hattiesburg Library, located at 329 Hardy Street.  Several copies of each book will be available for loan at the library before the discussion.  For more information contact Joshua Haynes at The University of Southern Mississippi at 601.266.5563 or Joshua.HaynesFREEMississippi.  We hope to see you at our next meeting!

  Past Roundtables:

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