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McCarthy Lecture Series, War and Society Roundtable Schedule Set

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 11:37am | By: David Tisdale

Robert Citino

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for the Study of War and Society's (CSWS) seventh annual McCarthy Lecture Series kicks off Monday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 103 with a presentation by University of North Texas associate history professor Robert Citino. The theme for this year's lecture series is “Paradigm Shifts in the History of Warfare.”

Citino's lecture is titled “The Wermacht Retreats: Fighting a Losing War in 1943.” The author of eight books on military history, Citino is the winner of both the American

Historical Association's Paul Birdsall Prize (2005) and the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award (2005) for his book “Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare.”

He will also present the following day, Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. for the first discussion of the center's annual War & Society Roundtable, once again in partnership with the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County. The theme for this year's roundtable is "Meeting Engagements:Where Conflict & Culture Collide" Citinowill moderate a discussion of his book The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich.”

The remaining schedule for the McCarthy Lecture Series and War and Society Roundtable follows:

Richard McCarthy Lecture Series Fall 2011

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Southern Miss Liberal Arts Building, room 103
Presenter: Dr. Phyllis Jestice, professor and chair of the Southern Miss Department of History, "Bombards & Bombast: The Military Revolution of 15th-Century Europe."

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Southern Miss Liberal Arts Building, room 103
Presenter: Jeremy Black, professor of history, The University of Exeter, United Kingdom "Military Revolutions Reconsidered." For more on Black, online visit:

CSWS War & Society Roundtable Series Fall 2011

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Heather Stur, Southern Miss assistant professor of history, “The Boys of '98: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders” by Dale Walker.

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m.
Dr. Susannah Ural, Southern Miss associate professor of history, “The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln” by Kate Clifford Larson.

For more information about these events or the Southern Miss Center for the Study of War and Society, contact Dr. Susannah Ural at susannah.uralFREEMississippi; or visit