Past Events

Martin Parsons

Martin Parsons, Former Director of the Research Centre for Evacuee and War Child Studies at the University of Reading, spoke about his groundbreaking work studying the trauma of war as it affects children. While visiting USA, he also sat down with Steve Trout to record a podcast for the War & Memory podcast series. 

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Douglas Bristol Jr.

Douglas Bristol, Jr., Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi and its Dale Center for the Study of War and Society spoke about his book, "Integrating the US Military: Race, Gender, and Sexuality since World War II."  While visiting USA, he also sat down with Susan McCready to record a podcast for the War & Memory podcast series. 


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Bradley Prager, of the University of Missouri gave the keynote at the symposium "The Holocaust in Memory and History” on September 7. This daylong event intersected with this year's Common Read/Common World selection, Art Spiegelman's The Complete Maus and was made possible by funding from the Mémorial de la Shoah.



Vietnam Poster

Andrew Wies, Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi, addressed a symposium that also featured USA Faculty, members of the Mobile South Asian community, and Vietnam veterans.





Benjamin Cloyd, author of Haunted by Atrocity, gave the keynote address in a daylong symposium featuring talks by USA Faculty members Mel McIven and Elizabeth Richards-Rivenbark and Carol Ellis, Director of the McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library.




Nimrod Frazer spoke on November 4 about his 2014 book, Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division.



Morrow Book

John Morrow (University of Georgia) spoke on September 7, 2014 about his book, Harlem's Rattlers, and the Great War, The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the Quest for African-American Equality (co-authored with Jeffrey T. Sammons).



100 Poster

An interdisciplinary panel in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I featured John Morrow (University of Georgia) and USA Faculty members Susan McCready (French), Daniel Rogers (History) and Steven Trout (English). Frye Gaillard (USA Writer in Residence) moderated the discussion. September 8, 2014



Conference Poster

War, Memory, and Gender, an international conference, co-hosted by the University of South Alabama Gender Studies Program, featured keynote address by Jennifer Haytock (SUNY-Brockport) and a panel discussion with women military veterans. The conference addressed multiple conflicts and nationalities from the perspectives of multiple disciplines. March 27-29, 2014.




On March 6, 2013, noted literary critic and cultural historian Philip Beidler (University of Alabama) gave an interdisciplinary presentation titled "The Vietnam War, American Remembering, and the Measure of Sacrifice, Fifty Years Later."



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In the Pacific:  The World War II Journal and Photography of David Dejarnette edited by Sarah Dejarnette Caldwell, 2013.




Robert Rook (Towson University) gave the inaugural lecture for the Center for the Study of War and Memory on November 15, 2012.  He spoke on "War, Memory, and Globalization:  North Korea and Arab War Commemorations."