Dale Lecture 2017
War & Society Roundtable
Dale Center Faculty Publications
12th McCarthy Lecture
Waging Peace Conference 2016
Dale Lecture 2017
War & Society Roundtable
Dale Center Faculty Publications
12th McCarthy Lecture
Waging Peace Conference 2016

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 pleased to announce that General David Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired) will deliver the 2017 Lt. Col. John H. Dale Distinguished Lecture in International Security and Global Policy on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.  Petraeus will reflect on his strategy of the troop surge in Iraq, offer his analysis of its ultimate accomplishments in light of the current situation in the Middle East, and share his thoughts on the region’s future.  Taking place less than a year into a new U.S. presidential administration, Petraeus’s lecture, especially his remarks on the future of Iraq and its neighbors, will provide a timely complement to the new president’s international security strategy. The event will be held at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg. For additional information, click here

News

The Dale Center is proud to announce the creation of 12-month graduate assistantships.  The Dale Center recently received an anonymous $100,000 gift to establish The Dale Center Fellowship for Graduate Students.  This five-year program will support up to five 12-month graduate assistantships.  The History Department organizes numerous events, such as the Richard McCarthy Annual Lecture Series, the War & Society Roundtable at the Hattiesburg Public Library and the Lt. Col. John H. Dale Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series in International Security and Global Police, throughout the year.  Dale Center Graduate Fellows will plan these events, develop marketing materials, and maintain the Center’s media presence.  For more information, Click Here.