Richard McCarthy Lecture Series Spring 2019
Books by Dale Center Fellows
War Stories Slide
McCarthy Wordle
2017-2019 Gen. Buford Blount Professor of Military History
Richard McCarthy Lecture Series Spring 2019
Books by Dale Center Fellows
War Stories Slide
McCarthy Wordle
2017-2019 Gen. Buford Blount Professor of Military History

War & Society?

War and Society, a field born out of the “new social history” movement of the 1970s, expands on the field of military history, with its traditional focus on leaders, strategy, and battle movements.  War & Society scholars look at war and the military “from the bottom up,” studying the consequences of conflict on communities, soldiers, non-combatants, societies, and cultures.  They also focus on how a historical society’s ideals and values influenced the makeup of its armed forces and the way it fought its wars.  The War & Society field grows stronger every year, as can be seen in the diversity of academic projects undertaken by the faculty and graduate students of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at Southern Miss.

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War Stories: Preserving National Guard Voices

The goal of this new Dale Center project is to capture and preserve the oral and written story of Mississippi’s National Guard during the transformative 21st Century. War Stories will focus on gathering oral histories from both serving Mississippi National Guardsmen and veterans.  There will also be an effort to obtain personal papers as well as official documents to help future historians investigate this important history.  All materials resulting from the study will be made available to the public.

Why now?  From senior leadership to the enlisted men on the front lines, Mississippi’s National Guardsmen are all around, many are still serving, and their memories of deployment are still intact.  We need to capture and preserve their crucial memories and stories before they disappear. 

For more information on the upcoming project, please CLICK HERE

  

Events: Spring 2019

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 29; 6:00pm; McCarthy Lecture, Jeremy Black, “The World of James Bond: The Life and Times of 007," Liberal Arts Building 108

Tuesday, February 5; 6:00pm; Baird Fellow Lecture, Lindsey Peterson

Tuesday, February 12; 6:00pm; McCarthy Lecture, Allison Abra, "Those Very Gallant Women: Gender and Espionage in World War II Europe," Liberal Arts Building 101

Wednesday, February 20; 6:00pm; War & Society Roundtable, Dr. Heather Stur, Seafaring Women: Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly, Hattiesburg Public Library

Tuesday, February 26; 6:00pm; McCarthy Lecture, Larry Berman, "Perfect Spy: Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent,” Liberal Arts Building 101

Tuesday, March 12; 6:00pm; War & Society Roundtable, Aderian Partain, The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece and Western Civilization by Barry Strauss, Hattiesburg Public Library

Tuesday, March 19Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year Lecture, Allison Abra

Wednesday, March 20; 6:00pm; Women's History Month Lecture, Dr. Suzy Kim, "Beyond the Iron Curtain: Cold War Women in North Korea"

Tuesday, April 9; 6:00pm; War & Society Roundtable, Dr. Joshua Haynes, Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly, Hattiesburg Public Library

Thursday, May 9; 6:00pm; War & Society Roundtable, Dr. Douglas Bristol, If He Hollers Let Him Go by Chester Himes, Hattiesburg Public Library