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Miami University, Oxford (Oxford, OH 45056-1602)
Matthew David Smith (Project Director: November 2017 to present)
From War Zone to Home: A Humanities Dialogue

Training of veteran discussion leaders, the creation of an undergraduate humanities seminar, “From War Zone to Home,” for student veterans, and public programs on veterans’ homecomings.

We will create an undergraduate humanities seminar, “From War Zone to Home,” for student veterans at Miami University Regionals, the open-enrollment division of Miami University in Ohio. With a tradition of effectively serving non-traditional students, Miami Regionals appeals to veterans and is an ideal setting for this course, which will serve as an inclusive space where veterans can share their experiences freely. We will apply perspectives from history, literature, film, and philosophy to address two questions. (1) How have veterans made the transition from the experience of war to civilian life? (2) How can such experiences encourage creative dialogue and understanding between veterans and the general population? Emphasizing discussion between veteran and non-veteran students, the seminar will concentrate on themes within the framework of three historical conflicts: America’s War of Independence (1775-1783); Vietnam (c. 1964-1975); and the Global War on Terror (2001-).

Project fields:
Military History; Philosophy, Other; U.S. History

Dialogues on the Experience of War

Education Programs

$88,911 (approved)
$79,300 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2018 – 5/31/2020