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‘How Wars End’ series continues Feb. 24, March 2

The University of South Carolina’s History Center spring series, “Wars’ End/Aftermaths,” continues with public talks scheduled Feb. 24 and March 2.

The series runs through April 14 and is free and open to the public. The complete schedule can be accessed online at

“As a country winding up two long wars, we believe that it is important that we reckon historically with the question of how wars end and how wars affect society long after the last bullet has been fired,” said Dr. Lawrence Glickman, chairman of USC’s history department.

The Feb. 24 talk, set for 7 p.m. in Belk Auditorium in the Darla Moore School of Business, will feature historians who will discuss two wars that loom large in the memories of many South Carolinians. The talk, titled “War and Memory: The Civil War and World War II,” features Indiana University’s Dr. John Bodnar, who wrote the recently published “The Good War in American Memory,” and Purdue University’s Dr. Caroline Janney, who is writing a book on the Civil War in American memory. Each will speak for roughly 25 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

On March 2, presidential historian Dr. Robert Dallek will lecture on his recent book, “The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Hope and Horror, 1945-1953,” at 7 p.m. in Gambrell Auditorium. Dallek is the Mark Clark Professor of History at The Citadel this semester. His book is a study of leadership in the post WWII era in the United States, England, Russia, China and other countries; it examines some of the missteps that led to the Cold War. Remaining topics in the series: the aftermath of the French war in Algeria and the cost of France’s longterm efforts to hold on to its colony; war crimes and war crimes tribunals and trials.

The History Center in USC’s College of Arts and Sciences will offer a variety of public programs and academic activities to foster interaction between scholars and students.

For more information about the History Center, call the center at 803-777-6172, or contact the director, Dr. Matt Childs, at

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 02/23/11 @ 10:35 AM | Updated: 02/23/11 @ 10:40 AM | Permalink

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