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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
Women's Roles in Conflict Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Post-conflict Reconstruction: Literature Review and Institutional Analysis Bouta, Tsjeard

At the request of the Directorate of Coordination Emancipation Policy at the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, the Conflict Research Unit (CRU) of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations commissed a research study into the roles of women in conflict prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction. With this purpose the CRU undertook a review of selected literature on the roles and positions of women before, during and after armed conflict. In addition, the CRU embarked on an institutional analysis of sixteen international and national organizations that aim to improve the position of women in armed conflicts through peacekeeping missions, peace negotiation, peacebuilding, humanitarian aid, development assistance, and international tribunals and courts. The CRU analyzed each organization's mandate, policy, structure, expertise, activities and budget from the perspective of women and armed conflict.

Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Institutions in Times of Peace and War in the Arab Region United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

This publication explores the women, peace and security agenda, and how the Arab region is responding to it. It discusses the roles of national women’s machineries, national human rights institutions, security sector institutions, and civil society organizations in times of peace and war. It includes case studies from Libya and Yemen on the role of those institutions, and proposes a range of recommendations.

Women’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations: Agents of Change or Stranded Symbols? Jennings, Kathleen M.

This report reviews the existing evidence relating to the impact of uniformed women peacekeepers—i.e. military or police—in UN peacekeeping operations (PKOs). First, it lists the arguments most commonly used to advocate for increasing women’s participation in PKOs. The central focus of these arguments is that increasing the number of women in a PKO will improve the operational effectiveness of the mission. Thus, the dominant form of argumentation is instrumentalist: deploying more women peacekeepers is seen as necessary to achieve a more successful mission, and not as an end in itself. There then follows a closer examination of these arguments, focusing on (i) the available evidence for these claims, and (ii) the assumptions underlying them. The report contends that many of the claims justifying women’s increased participation in PKOs are at present inflated—unsurprisingly so, given the still extremely small presence of uniformed women personnel in these missions—and are based on “...

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library houses Woodrow Wilson materials from during and immediately after his lifetime, memoirs of those who worked with him, and governmental volumes concerning World War I. The library boasts the third largest collection of Woodrow Wilson Papers. Wilson's official papers are located at The Library of Congress. Princeton University also maintains a large collection of Wilson papers from his tenure as Professor and President of the University. The Woodrow Wilson Library focuses on the digitization all of the President's papers and other materials in order to make the papers more accessible to the general public. It is open to researchers by appointment only.

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World at War: Visualizing World War I Across the Globe Pritzker Military Museum & Library

The mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the citizen soldier in the preservation of democracy. They provide an interactive website on World War I, which combines maps with comments, documents and brief videos.

World Digital Library Library of Congress

A project of the US Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and cultures, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Search 14,228 items about 193 countries between 8000 BCE and 2000 CE. It is carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world. It offers an array of primary materials spanning cultures, with multiple language options.

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World Memory Project US Holocaust Museum

The World Memory Project is changing lives by building the world’s largest online resource for information about victims of the Holocaust and Nazi regime. Millions of documents containing details about victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II still exist today. Through the World Memory Project, you can help make these victims' records searchable online and restore the identities of people the Nazis tried to erase from history, one person at a time. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry have created the World Memory Project to allow anyone, anywhere to help build the largest free online resource for information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II. Even a few minutes of your time can help families discover what happened to their loved ones and restore the identities of people the Nazis tried to erase from history.

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World War I Eastern Front: Photo-Estate of a Soldier Erwin Biesenbach

Private and military archive photos of a German officer during WWI at the Eastern front.   Part 1    Part 2

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World War I Photo Archive University of New Hampshire

This website allows access to over 1500 models and 3600 archival photos of vehicles, including airplanes, tanks, submarines, zeppelins, and ambulances, from World War I. The database contains over 340 subject types spanning 120 manufacturers. The photographs are subdivided in galleries according to country and model type. 

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World War I Postcards from the Bowman Gray Collection The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rare Book Collection

Created by the Rare Book Collection department of the Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this website provides users with access to images of cards on themes related to the First World War gathered from Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, and the U.S. The materials are searchable, as well as browseable by title, subject, name, place, and series title. 

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World War I Sheet Music Brown University Library

The World War I digital sheet music collection is drawn from the Sheet Music Collection at the John Hay Library. It is composed of over 1,800 titles that relate in some way to the events of World War I, and the impact of that war on American society. There are patriotic songs, songs relating to specific military units, romantic songs of love and loss, comic songs, and songs that look to the war’s end. The World War I sheet music provides a wealth of information about America’s participation in the Great War. [BROWN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY]

World War I: Posters from the Elisabeth Ball Collection Ball State University

Created by the Ball State University Libraries (Muncie, IN) Archives and Special Collections department, this site offers users access to the World War I posters from the Elisabeth Ball Collection. Containing over 1,500 posters selected from the larger collection, the searchable and browseable collection contains posters from Italy, France, Belgium, England, Australia, Germany, the United States, and other countries collected by Elisabeth Ball (1897-1982), daughter of Frances and George Ball. The originals are housed in the library, and the images are available to the general public, but also of interest to students and researchers. Posters are displayed in high quality digital images allowing users to examine, zoom in, and download.

World War I: The British Library British Library

Created by the British Libary, this collection on the Great War includes a collection of some 500 primary sources drawn not only from Britain, but also across Europe, including documents, images, and objects. Topics include everything from poetry to propaganda, and include scholarly essays by leading experts. 

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World War One Europeana 1914-1918 Institutions

This digitized collection in The British Library is supported by over 500 historical sources from across Europe. This resource examines key themes in the history of World War One. Explore a wealth of original source material, over 50 newly-commissioned articles written by historians, teachers' notes and more to discover how war affected people on different sides of the conflict. This collection includes World War One historical sources from both sides of the conflict, contributed by institutions from across Europe, including items as diverse as posters, photographs, films, propaganda pamphlets, official documents, family momentos, soldier's diaries, children's schoolwork from the time period, musical scores, war poetry and prose and much more. Collection items featured on this site have been contributed by Europeana 1914-1918 institutions.

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Württembergische Landesbibliothek / Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte Württembergische Landesbibliothek

Connected to the Württemberg State Library (Stuttgart), the Library of Contemporary History contains nearly 400,000 volumes. Online users can access collections of posters dating primarily between 1914 and 1970, as well as a collection of World War I-era leaflets. A full catalog of the collections is available, while only part of the whole quantity of individual records is available by browsing. Although German is the site's primary language, many pages have English-language versions.

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Yad Vashem: Digital Collections Yad Vashem

Founded on the mandate of a 1953 law enacted by the Israeli Knesset, Yad Vashem is a leading center for documentation and testimony related to the Holocaust. Its Digital Collections include photo archives, a database of victims' names, and documents, as well as thematic collections on the transportation of Jewish individuals and communities, on mass atrocities in the occupied Soviet Union, art, Jewish life, and individual camp complexes. Materials can be searched and browsed on the site's English–language version.

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Yizkor Books The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library's Digital Yizkor Book Viewer allows users to browse page-by-page through a collection of 650 out of the 730 complete Holocaust memorial books in the library. Most books are in Yiddish or Hebrew, but there are a small number of English translations. Users can search, but the primary means of accessing the books is an alphabetical list of the place names for communities commemorated.

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