Welcome to GWonline, the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography on Gender and War since 1600.

The main goal of this digital humanities and public history project is to make the quickly growing intedisciplinary research on the important subject of gender and war and the increasing number of movies and websites related to this subject accessible for the publicGWonline collects and organizes titles of secondary literature, women’s autobiographies, films and informative websites on this subject to make them available. Alongside full text searching, it 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. With its currently more than 8,500 carefully curated entries wiht literature, movie and websites in English, French, German and Spanish, its regular updates and the different search options it aims to be a useful resource for students, teachers and researchers.

GWonline is connected to the  Oxford Handbook of Gender and War since 1600 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019), edited by Karen Hagemann (general editor), Stefan Dudink and Sonya A. Rose. It also  allows a literature search by Handbook chapters. The approach and scope of the handbook defined the content of GWonline.

This project is supported by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was created in cooperation with UNC IT Research by a team of graduate and undergraduate students. Their weekly recommendations for literature, films and websites on the theme of gender and war you can find  on our  GWonline Facebook site.

To learn more about the way  GWonline works please use our  video guide. A brief overview of the project provides our brochure.

We welcome any financial support  helping us to finance the continuation of this not-for-profit digital humanities and publich history project, which went public in April 2017 and since then has nearly 84,000 visits. If you want to make a donation click here.


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


© GWonline Project, Karen Hagemann, Chapel Hill, 21 April 2017