Richard McCarthy Lecture Series

The Richard McCarthy Lecture Series was founded in 2006 through the generous support of Dr. Richard McCarthy and Dr. Craig Howard and is designed to bring together students, faculty, and community members to access cutting edge research in the field of War and Society. Over the years, the McCarthy Lecture Series has provided the campus and Hattiesburg communities a broad range of programming, ranging from a panel discussion led by veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to more academic programs including talks by leading historians of War and Society and Military History, such as Jeremy Black, Dennis Showalter, Gary Sheffield, Jeffrey Gray, Brian Linn, Wayne Lee, and John Lynn, just to name a few. The Richard McCarthy Lecture Series is central to the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society’s continuing community outreach efforts. 

 McCarthy Lecture Series for Spring 2019

 “The Worlds of James Bond”

Dr. Jeremy Black, Professor of History, University of Exeter (U.K.)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 6:00pm in LAB 108


"Those Very Gallant Women: Gender and Espionage in World War II Europe"

Dr. Allison Abra, Associate Professor of History and Dale Center Fellow, University of Southern Mississippi
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:00pm in LAB 101


"Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent"

Dr. Larry Berman, Professor Emeritus, UC-Davis, and Founding Dean of the Honors College, Georgia State University
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:00pm in LAB 101


If you are unable to attend a lecture, you can follow along on the Dale Center's Twitter page at @DaleCenter, follow the hashtag #McCarthyLectures, or watch past lectures through the Dale Center's YouTube channel playlist by clicking here 


Past McCarthy Lecture Series

  • Spring 2018:      "It is too furious": Indigenous Warfare in Early North America"
  • Spring 2017:      "Tribe: War Veterans"
  • Fall 2016:           Pivot to Asia 
  • Spring 2015:      A Great War for Empire
  • Fall 2014:           Embedded: War and the Fourth Estate
  • Fall 2013:          "We Shall Defend our Island" The British Experience of the World Wars
  • Fall 2012:          Rebuilding the Army After Vietnam
  • Fall 2011:          Paradigm Shifts in the History of Warfare
  • Spring 2011:     Victory Denied: Military Historians Examine Defeat
  • Spring 2010:     The Southern Way of War
  • Spring 2009:     War in the Modern Middle East
  • Spring 2008:     War in the Pacific World”
  • Spring 2007:     On the Edge of Empires: War and Society in the Early Atlantic World
  • Spring 2006:     Civilians in Wartime