Welcome to GWonline, the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography on Gender and War since 1600. This project collects and organizes secondary literature, women’s autobiographies, films and informative websites on this subject to make them available to the public and demonstrate the scope of research on this important subject. Currently GWonline, which we update regularly,  has  more than 8,600 entries  in English, French, German and Spanish. 

Alongside full text searching, GWonline allows users to explore the collections of curated sources through multiple entry points: author or director, publication or release date, collection, major wars, countries and regions or keywords. The literature search is equipped with an OPEN URL feature that allows users world wide to check whether articles, books etc. are available in their local libraries. GWonline is connected to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Gender and War since 1600 (edited by Karen Hagemann, Stefan Dudink and Sonya O. Rose, Oxford University Press, 2020). It also  allows a literature search by Handbook chapters.

The non-for-profit project GWonline is a collaboration of the UNC Chapel Hill Department of History, the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense, UNC ITS Research Computing and UNC Library and Information Technology. Tax-deductible donations and contributions by members of the general public are greatly appreciated. This would help us significantly to maintain and expand the program and pay for the work of the excellent team of undergraduate and graduate students that does most of the work student.

Next to the GWonline Facebook site with recommendations of books and movies on gender and war, the undergraduates in the team started a Twitter and Instagram site on the subject.

To learn more about GWonline please use our brief video guide or our brochure.

Update 8 March 2020

Dr. Karen Hagemann (Project Director)

James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History
and Adjunct Professor of the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

© Chapel Hill, 17 April 2017

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