McCarthy Lecture Sept 2018 Dr Kathryn Barbier
2017-2019 Gen. Buford Blount Professor of Military History
Books by Dale Center Fellows
Teaching
McCarthy Wordle
McCarthy Lecture Sept 2018 Dr Kathryn Barbier
2017-2019 Gen. Buford Blount Professor of Military History
Books by Dale Center Fellows
Teaching
McCarthy Wordle

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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Book News

The University of Nebraska Press just released On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition authored by Dale Center Senior Fellow Kenneth Swope.

On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger is the first Western study to examine in detail the aftermath of the Qing conquest by focusing on the social and demographic effects of the Ming-Qing transition. By integrating the modern techniques of trauma and memory studies into the military and social history of the transition, Swope adds a crucial piece to the broader puzzle of dynastic collapse and reconstruction. He also considers the Ming-Qing transition in light of contemporary conflicts around the globe, offering a comparative military history that engages with the universal connections between war and society.

Events

McCarthy Lecture Fall 2018

The Dale Center welcomes Dr. Mary Katherine Barbier for this fall's Richard McCarthy Lecture. Dr. Barbier is a Professor of History at Mississippi State University and was Dale Center founding director Dr. Andy Wiest's first PhD student at USM. Her presentation is titled "Spies, Lies, and Citizenship: The Hunt for Nazi Criminals," and will be held on September 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in LAB 101. We hope to see you for this exciting lecture!