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Arts & Humanities

In the Eye of the Storm: U.S. Diplomat Hugh Gibson and the ‘Spanish Flu’

In 1918, when both World War I and the ‘Spanish flu’ raged in Europe, the American diplomat Hugh S. Gibson was sent to Paris. Today, his personal records offer us rare insights into a time between disease and diplomacy.

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Covid-19 and World War One Nursing

In October 1916, reflecting on nursing equipment shortages on the Romanian Front, British nurse Yvonne Fitzroy noted, “What we haven’t got we invent, and what we can’t invent, we do without”.

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The Home Front: Hardly a Refuge from War

To complement and complicate the understanding of German colonialism are also the stories of German female authors like Helene von Falkenhausen, Else Sonnenberg and Margarete von Eckenbrecher, colonial settlers in Southwest Africa who also experienced the German-Herero Colonial War first hand. How did they portray women’s stories and experiences in the home front back then?

Arts & Humanities

The Home Front: Hardly a Refuge from War

What happens on the home front during times of war? Is the home really a refuge, a space that is […]

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