Welcome to the W & S Workshop
Welcome to the War & Society Workshop, an interdisciplinary forum sponsored by the History Department at the University of Georgia. The WSW supports the study of social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of armed conflict and its aftermath through a variety of programs, including guest lectures, writing workshops, conferences, film series, and round table discussions. In all of its programs, the WSW seeks to place past acts of mass violence (from Thermopylae to Juarez) in the broadest comparative and global contexts and to heighten our understanding of, and sensitivity to, collective, political, and state-sponsored violence in the present. To study war is not to legitimate its use -- quite the opposite. By understanding the origins and consequences of such violence (from physical impacts on the gendered body to the psychological impacts on the political imagination), the WSW hopes to promote a safer, juster, more secure, and less hateful world.