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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Bruno Cabanes

Peter Mansoor

Mershon affiliates Peter Mansoor, Gen. Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair in Military History, and Bruno Cabanes, Donald G. and Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History, are recipients of a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities through a program called "Dialogues on the Experience of War."

The purpose of the grant is to train participants in a seminar next fall, several of whom will go on in the following spring to lead discussions among local veterans regarding the experience of war in different eras, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the seminar, a one-time course offering in Fall 2018 on “Voices of War,” graduate and upper-level undergraduate students will examine the evolution of modern warfare and veterans’ identities.

Literature, films, and memoirs will provide valuable insights into the experiences of deployment, combat, and homecoming in conflicts ranging from the U.S. Civil War and World War I to more recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Follow-on seminars in Spring 2019 led by selected participants will leverage material from the Voices of War seminar to enable Ohio veterans from recent conflicts to share their war experiences with our graduate students, our faculty, and with one another.

The seminar will be led by co-project directors Bruno Cabanes and Peter Mansoor along with Mershon affiliates Mark Grimsley and Jennifer Siegel. Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 168 Dulles Hall, 230 Annie & John Glenn Ave.