USM to have lecture series focusing on military defeats Feb. 22

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for the Study of War and Society will focus on the subject of defeat for the 6th Annual Richard McCarthy Lecture Series.

The series, "Victory Denied: Military Historians Examine Defeat," will take place at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 22 in the Liberal Arts Building room 203.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

"We decided to shift the focus of the series and look at wars from the perspectives of the defeated, which broadens our understanding of who is affected by wars and what the long-term consequences of wars are," said Dr. Heather Stur, assistant professor of history at Southern Miss.

The Lecture Series will feature three scholars, one of whom is Dr. Gary Sheffield, professor of War Studies at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, will present the opening lecture "From Defeat to Victory: How the British Army Broke the Losing Habit in World War II."

For more information on the 6th Annual Richard McCarthy War & Society Lecture Series, contact Dr. Susannah Ural at 601.266.4333.

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