War & Society
Dale Center Faculty Publications
Dale Center Fellows in the Classroom
DCSW&S Sponsors the 2013 SMH Meeting
The Richard McCarthy Lecture Series
War & Society
Dale Center Faculty Publications
Dale Center Fellows in the Classroom
DCSW&S Sponsors the 2013 SMH Meeting
The Richard McCarthy Lecture Series

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.

 

 

Events

The Dale Center is hosting the Waging Peace Conference in New Orleans on September 8-10, 2016.  To see more information, to register for the conference, or to make hotel reservations, visit the conference website.

 

"WAGING PEACE: Studying the Challenges of a Postwar Peace"

When wars end, the communities, veterans, and governments that waged them begin the processes of peace. From the reconstruction of national identities to the resettlement of refugees, postwar periods are often as complex as the conflicts themselves. The year 2016 marks the anniversaries of the first year of peace following the end of the War of 1812, the United States Civil War, the Second World War, and the Vietnam War. We look forward to discussing recent scholarship on these important topics in September.

News

The Dale Center is proud to announce that our own co-director and Professor of History Dr. Susannah J. Ural has been named the 2015-2017 Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor in the Humanities by the College of Arts and Letters. The Professorship is named after Moorman, who was a renowned authority on the work of Geoffrey Chaucer. It is awarded biennially for a two-year term to a senior professor in the departments of English, history, foreign languages, or philosophy. In addition to the award, recipients receive financial support for research in their field of study and must present a public lecture by the end of their term.  for more information, CLICK HERE.  Congratulations, Dr. Ural!

The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its $2 million fundraising campaign!  For more information, CLICK HERE.