Network for the Study of Civilians, Soldiers, & Society

Throughout history, societies have struggled with the ravages of war, which cause upheaval in social, cultural and gender structures.  Drawing on an expanding variety of source materials, scholars increasingly link war and peace, acknowledging that civilian encounters with military personnel seldom end when the fighting stops.  The Network for the Study of Civilians, Soldiers and Society explores the multiple and nuanced relationships of continuity and change that arise from conflict between nations, communities and peoples.  From military mobilizations and occupying armies to economic and social hardships on the home front, we investigate the many ramifications of war.  For example, soldiers return to civilian life but battle experiences live on in their memories; refugees rebuild their lives though they are far from home; communities negotiate the meanings of conflict as they quarrel over appropriate forms of commemoration.

The Network for the Study of Civilians, Soldiers and Society was created to support research, teaching and public outreach on these enduring challenges for humanity. A collaborative effort by faculty at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, NSCSS is affiliated with the Gregg Centre for War and Society at UNB.