Veterans Day 2018 Roundtable
2017-2019 Gen. Buford Blount Professor of Military History
Books by Dale Center Fellows
Teaching
McCarthy Wordle
Veterans Day 2018 Roundtable
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

Wiest Charlie Company's Journey HomeDr. Andrew Wiest’s latest book, Charlie Company's Journey Home: The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans, was just released by Osprey Publishing. This study on the wives of American soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War reveals the transformations those marriages underwent resulting from the war. Focusing in on just one company's experience of war and its eventual homecoming, Wiest shines a light on the shared experience of combat and both the darkness and resiliency of war's aftermath. Well done, Dr. Wiest!

Events: 2018-2019

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 2; 6:00pm,; Guest Speaker: Lt. Col. Joel R. Bius, PhD on his new book Smoke Em If You Got Em: The Rise and Fall of the Military Cigarette Ration, Liberal Arts Building 101

Monday, November 12; 1:00pm; Veteran’s Day World War I Roundtable, Hattiesburg VFW Post featuring Dale Center fellows Drs. Allison Abra and Andrew Wiest

Tuesday, November 13; 6:00pm; War and Society Roundtable, Hattiesburg Public Library

Tuesday, January 29; 6:00pm; McCarthy Lecture, Jeremy Black, “The World of James Bond: The Life and Times of 007," Liberal Arts Building 101

Tuesday, Feburary 12; 6:00pm; McCarthy Lecture, Allison Abra, Liberal Arts Building 101

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