Welcome to GWonline


GWonline, the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography on Gender and War since 1600 collects and organizes secondary literature, women’s autobiographies, films and  websites with primary documents on the subject of gender, military and war to make them available to the public. Alongside full text searching, it allows users to explore the collection through multiple entry points: author or director, publication or release date, collection, major wars, countries and regions or keywords. With its more than 8.000 carefully curated entries  it aims to be a useful resource that informs students, teachers and researchers. GWonline is connected to The Oxford Handbook of Gender, War, and the Western World since 1600, edited by Karen Hagemann, Stefan Dudink and Sonya A. Rose (Oxford University Press, 2020). It also allows a literature search by Handbook chapters.

Our newest addition, GWonline Learning & Teaching, provides students, high school teachers and college instructors with suggestions of selected material  (literature, websites with maps, timelines and primary sources, autobiographies, films) for the studying and teaching of seven major conflicts in modern global history. In addition, GWonline Learning & Teaching offers a Syllabus Collection for instructors. 

GWonline is based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a collaboration of the UNC  Department of HistoryUNC IT Research Computing, the  UNC Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense and UNC Library and Information Technology. It was created as a not-for-profit project by a team of graduate and undergraduate students  with the aim to experience in public history and digitial humanities.

To learn more about the way GWonline works please use the brief video guide  created by the student team. The students also  developed a GWonline Facebook site on which they publish their recommendations of books and movies on the subject of gender and war.

Last Update: March 5,  2021

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



Transatlantic Roundtable to Launch the OXFORD HANDBOOK OF GENDER, WAR, AND THE WESTERN WORLD SINCE 1600


Fritz Stern Seminar in Memory of Sonya O. Rose (1935-2020)

Friday, March 5, 2021 

4:00 – 6:00 PM (CET) / 10 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)  /  Video of the Zoom Event


This transatlantic roundtable launches the publication of The Oxford Handbook of Gender, War, and the Western World since 1600, a comprehensive historical overview of the entangled relationships between gender, war and military culture, and remembers one of its three editors, Sonya O. Rose (1935-2020), who died weeks before the book was published. The roundtable will focus on the intersection of gender, war and citizenship, which is not only one of the major themes of the Oxford Handbook, but also of Sonya Rose’s work.

  • Commemorative Address: Sonya O. Rose: A Transatlantic Gender Historian, Susan Grayzel (Utah State University)
  • Introduction: The Oxford Handbook of Gender, War, and the Western World since 1600—A Global Project, Karen Hagemann (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Roundtable: Gender, War and Citizenship: Participants: Thomas Kühne (Clark University), Stefan Dudink (Radboud University Nijmegen), Richard Smith (Goldsmiths, University of London), and Kimberly Jensen (Western Oregon University). Moderation: Karen Hagemann

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Conveners: American Academy Berlin, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, Amsterdam, Radboud University Nijmegen, Gender and Diversity Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of History and Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense


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