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The keyword search in the collection of websites allows users to look for websites on the subject of gender, military and war that provide access to Online collections of primary sources, educational resources and Online encyclopedia. The collection primarily includes websites provided by public institutions like archives, bibliographies, foundations, libraries, museums, research institutions or universities. The focus of the collection is on the wars of the twentieth century, especially the First and Second World War, because for them much more websites are available. Most of the included websites are in English, French or German.

Users can search for these websites by using one or a combination of two and more, keyword for their search. They can search for major wars, time periods, regions or countries. In addition, a thematic keyword search is possible, which is based on a selection of broad terms defined by the editors of the Oxford Handbook of Gender, War and the Western World since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann, Stefan Dudink, and Sonya O. Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). They represent some of its central themes and questions. For information on the various keywords and tags associated with the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography, go to About the Search Options.

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Title Institution Abstract Type of Source
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History: An Online Archive of Primary Sources Michigan State University

Designed with students and teachers in mind, Seventeen Moments in Soviet History has enjoyed the support of Michigan State University and Macalaster College, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities. It provides users with a digital sourcebook on the whole period ranging from the February Revolution of 1917 to the dissolution of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991. Divided into sections based on a year and then into thematic subsections, the site offers students or teachers a brief introductory essay on the theme written by an established historian, as well as digital primary sources sorted by type: texts, all of which are translated into English, as well as images, sound, and film. The site also contains a glossary of key terms and people names.

Film
Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Global Overview and Implications for the Security Sector Bastick, Megan

Information about sexual violence perpetrated during armed conflict is scarce, scattered and selective. Policy makers, donors and humanitarian groups consistently call for better documentation of sexual violence in conflict. This report demonstrates the horrifying scope and magnitude of sexual violence in armed conflict. It brings to light sexual violence in the world’s underreported conflicts, as well as in those countries where it is notoriously commonplace, and highlights the shared and varying vulnerabilities of specific population groups within and between regions. The report also shows that sexual violence is not confined to African or European conflicts, or to conflicts in developing or developed nations, but is a global scourge. This report proposes various ways in which the security and justice sectors can improve or develop strategies to prevent and respond to sexual violence in armed conflict and postconflict situations.

Report
Sheet Music Collection: World War I and World War II University of Missouri-Kansas City

This Sheet Music Collection contains over 1700 unique titles published primarily from 1851 to 1970, most of them during World War I. Among them are a number of compositions by Irving Berlin, including Let’s All Be Americans Now, They Were All Out of Step But Jim, I’ve Got My Captain Working For Me Now and Good-Bye France. Also included in the collection are older titles that experienced a revival in popularity at the outbreak of the First World War. Two titles – When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1863) and Just Before The Battle, Mother (1864) – originally date back to the Civil War. Subjects covered are among others the two World Wars, Soldiers, Women, Men, African Americans, Separation (Psychology), Farewells, Patriotic music, Flags, Military campaigns, Rifles, Airplanes.

Primary Source Collection
Shots of War: Photojournalism During the Spanish Civil War University of California at San Diego

The significance of the Spanish Civil War as major event in Spanish and European history is well-known. Beyond the implications of the civil war in terms of Spain's own history, the war is viewed, retrospectively, as a prelude to the larger ideological conflicts between fascism, communism, and democracy that eventually consumed all of Europe in World War II. The Spanish Civil War is also remembered as a testing ground for new techniques and technologies of both twentieth-century warfare - as immortalized in the bombing of Guernica - and twentieth-century media as represented by the rise of war photography and photojournalism. This website is a catalog of war photography from that period.

Photographs
Signed, Sealed, & Undelivered Daniel Starza Smith

In 1926, a seventeenth-century trunk of letters was bequeathed to the Dutch postal museum in The Hague, then as now the centre of government, politics, and trade in The Netherlands. The trunk belonged to a postmaster and post mistress, Simon and Marie de Brienne, a couple at the heart of European communication networks. The chest contains an extraordinary archive: 2600 "locked" letters sent from all over Europe to this axis of communication, none of which were ever delivered. In the seventeenth century, the recipient also paid postal and delivery charges. But if the addressee was deceased, absent, or uninterested, no fees could be collected. Postmasters usually destroyed such “dead letters”, but the Briennes preserved them, hoping that someone would retrieve the letters – and pay the postage. Hence the nickname for the trunk: “the piggy bank” (spaarpotje). The trunk freezes a moment in history, allowing us to glimpse the early modern world as it went about its daily business. The...

Primary Source Collection
Slave Voyages Emory University

A comprehensive website on the Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American Slave Trade between 1514 and 1866. Databases on slave voyages and names of African captives are completed with image galleries, interactive maps and timelines of the slave trade. The digital memorial raises questions about the largest slave trades in history and offers access to the documentation available to answer them. European colonizers turned to Africa for enslaved laborers to build the cities and extract the resources of the Americas. They forced millions of Africans across the Atlantic to the Americas, and from one part of the Americas to another. Analyze these slave trades and view interactive maps, timelines, and animations to see the dispersal in action.

Primary Source Collection
Smithsonian Digital Collections Smithsonian Institution

The online collections of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, these collections include, among their millions of records related to natural history and other subjects, more than 100,000 entries on history. Materials are text searchable, as well as browseable by type. The collections include photographs, drawings, art, and other images, as well as documents. Not all materials are available online. In addition, a number of thematic collections are accessible via the linked page, including various cultures of North America and the world.

Primary Source Collection
Sobibor Interviews NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

This website offers users access to thirteen interviews of survivors of the Sobibor death camp, a significant percentage of the fifty total survivors out of more than 170,000 of the camp's victims, 34,000 of whom were from the Netherlands. Created by the Netherlands Institute for War, Genocide, and Holocaust Studies, the emphasis here is on Dutch escapee-survivors and their lives, the degrading conditions in the camp, escape, and lives after the war. An interview with the leader of the uprising gives a detailed account of the preparation and execution of the mass escape. The interviews have introductory texts, as well as videos of the interviews, which are in a variety of languages, but with English subtitles.

Primary Source Collection
Spanish Civil War Posters Library of Congress

This digital collection provides users with access to 120 posters from the Spanish Civil War (1936–39) in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Both Nationalist and Republican sides are represented, although the latter posters are more numerous, including those related to trade unions, Catalonian nationalists, and various internationalist groups. The collection is both browseable and searchable by various keywords.

Primary Source Collection
Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse United Nations Secretary-General

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 57/306, this report provides data on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the United Nations system for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2015 and information on measures being taken to strengthen the Organization’s response to sexual exploitation and abuse in the areas of prevention, enforcement and remedial action.

Reports
Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences is one of the thematic special procedures overseen by the United Nations Human Rights Council. It addresses the issue of violence against women – whether caused or condoned by the State or by private actors – and its causes and consequences. The Special Rapporteur adopts a “comprehensive and universal” approach to the elimination of violence, including identifying causes of violence that relate to the civil, cultural, economic, political, and social spheres of life, gathers information on violence against women from governments, treaty bodies, specialized agencies, other special rapporteurs, and intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, and makes recommendations to eliminate all forms of violence against women at all levels of government.

The Special Rapporteur must apply a gender perspective throughout the work of his or her mandate and also works with all special procedures,...

Reports
Special Report: The Role of Women in Global Security Norville, Valerie

This report examines women's roles in peacebuilding, post-conflict reconstruction, and economic development. It draws on discussions at the conference on The Role of Women in Global Security, held in Copenhagen on October 29-30, 2010, and co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Denmark and the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). Ambassador Laurie S. Fulton, U.S. ambassador to Denmark and former member of USIP's board, brought together participants from the United States, Nordic-Baltic countries, Afghanistan, Liberia, and Uganda to focus on the roles that women can play as leaders in areas of active conflict and post-conflict. Participants from the public and private sector, including the military, civilian, NGO, academic, and corporate worlds, joined to share experiences and best-practice recommendations on how to increase women's participation in their communities to effect positive change: resolving active conflicts, assisting...

Report
Sri Lanka's Conflict Affected Women: Dealing with the Legacy of War International Crisis Group

Eight years after the end of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict, Tamil speaking women in the island’s north and east are still seeking justice and truth for wartime violations. Bold promises by the government to the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2015 – including a truth commission, a special court and offices to investigate missing persons and provide reparations – have failed to materialise even as the urgent economic and psychosocial needs of all conflict-affected groups remain unmet. Anger and a sense of betrayal have generated a new wave of women-led protests and threaten to become sources of renewed grievance that damage already slim hopes of reconciliation among communities, and between the state and its Tamil citizens. If Sri Lanka is to address the past in a way that reconciles its communities and builds lasting peace, the government must prioritise the needs and rights of conflict-affected women – beginning by promptly establishing the offices on missing persons and...

Primary Source Collection
Stalin Digital Archive David Brandenberger

From 1924-1953, Joseph Stalin (1878--1953) ruled the largest country in the world, the Soviet Union, with an iron fist. He attempted to twist and contort the USSR into a modern communist country using authoritarian methods.

The Stalin Digital Archive provides unprecedented access to historically significant content and robust online capabilities for research and teaching. The result of years of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press, the Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) provides access to primary source materials from Stalin's personal papers and insightful monographs on communism. In addition, it seeks to advance research and teaching through new ways for scholars and students to interact with this content and collaborate. The SDA collections include:

RGASPI documents from...

Primary Source Collection
Stories of the Holocaust Google Arts & Culture

This website by the United States Holocaust memorial and twelve other international public institutions like the Memorial Ausschwitz-Birkenau, the Anne-Frank House, Amsterdam the Imperial War Museum London, and the Polish History Museum presents 70 stories of the Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, the persecution and murder of 6 million Jewish people and 5 million non-Jewish minorities by the Nazi regime. The website  remembers the suffering and loss - as well as the perseverance, survival and strength - of its victims.

Primary Source Collection
Street Literature about Napoleon's Wars 'National Library of Scotland'

This collection by the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh provides 78 Scottish chapbooks recounting events from the late 1790s to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Cheap print booklets mostly containing ballads about the military conflicts. The material also give insights into contemporary views of Napoleon Bonaparte, Josephine de Beauharnais, Horatio Nelson and the Duke of Wellington and other well known people of the time.

Primary Source Collection
Student Voices from World War II and the McCarthy Era American Social History Productions

In this oral history website Brookyn College students narrate two historical episodes: their experiences of working on farms during World War II, and the events surrounding the suspension of the Vanguard, the student newspaper in a postwar McCarthy era climate. The edited testimony is accompanied by audio excerpts. These case studies add another dimension to our understanding of life on the American homefront during World War II and the domestic Cold War.

Primary Source Collection

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