Women in World War I

For a (too) long time, the role of women in World War I was a neglected historiographical topic. In order to fill that historiographical gap and familiarise the broader public with new historiographical findings, we have prepared exhibitions on women who lived and worked during the war.

These exhibitions, dedicated to the four war years (1914, 1915, 1916 and 1917) and to the early postwar period, primarily present the events in the immediate vicinity of the Isonzo Front and in its rear. They also closely follow the wartime events in the broader, international area. Women are the protagonists of individual thematic displays and discussions, namely as wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends, farmers and workers, the bourgeoises and aristocrats, charitable ladies, prostitutes, rebels, supporters and opponents of the war; women with their biographies and social roles, which were defined and marked by the time of war.
Marta Verginella

So the project could come to life, the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and the institution “Walks of Peace in the Soča Region Foundation” joined forces.

To make the project's contents more lasting and accessible to all, the work performed has been digitised.

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Location: Kromberk Castle

From: 4 Dec 2018
Till: 24 Mar 2019