Studying the Challenges of a Postwar Peace


New Orleans, Louisiana

September 8-10, 2016

When wars end, the communities, veterans, and governments that waged them begin the processes of peace. From the reconstruction of national identities to the resettlement of refugees, postwar periods are often as complex as the conflicts themselves. The year 2016 marks the anniversaries of the first year of peace following the end of the War of 1812, the United States Civil War, the Second World War, and the Vietnam War. We look forward to discussing recent scholarship on these important topics in September. See you in NOLA!

Panel and paper topics include, but are not limited to: • Veteran care and postwar economies • Women’s shifting roles as peace resumes • The experiences of veterans and their families • Veterans and postwar politics • Evolving image/role of the disabled veteran • Refugees and refugee resettlement • Failures of waging peace • Transitions to peace on the home front • Violence inflicted by occupying forces • The image of the veteran in postwar politics and culture • Making sense of peace via the media and popular culture • Reshaping peacetime national identities for international audiences • The relationship between peacekeeping forces and local communities • Memoirs as therapy, debates continued, quests for meaning • Veteran care: private family care, professional care, pensions/the cost of care • Postwar empowerment of previously enslaved, persecuted, or marginalized groups • Social, political, and cultural processes of reconstructing nations & national identities • Repeating and changing patterns of past successes and failures by occupying forces and occupied peoples

Contact Us: wagingpeace2016@gmail.com




We look forward to seeing you in September 2016 for the Waging Peace Conference hosted by The Dale Center for the Study of War & Society.  Please direct any questions or concerns to the faculty of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dale Center for the Study of War & Society • Department of History College of Arts & Letters • The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive #5047 • Hattiesburg, MS • 39406