Women in the first world war

Women's role in World War I has been neglected by historiography for too long. We have devised an exhibition about women living and working during wartime to fill in this historiographical gap and bring new historiographical findings to public attention. The exhibitions dedicated to four wartime years (1914, 1915, 1916, and 1917) and the beginnings of the post-war period showcase primarily events taking place in the immediate proximity of the Isonzo Front and behind it. Close attention has been paid also to events happening in a broader international setting during wartime. Women as wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, girls, peasants and workers, members of the bourgeoisie or aristocracy, charitable ladies, prostitutes, rebels, supporters and opponents of the war — women with their biographies and social roles defined and marked by the war are the protagonists of individual thematic sets.


Project co-funded by European Union fund (ERDF, IPA).


Matra Verginella

prof. dr. Marta Verginella

project leader

Kornelija Ajlec

dr. Kornelija Ajlec

1914, 1915, 1916, 1917

Ana Cergol Paradiž

dr. Ana Cergol Paradiž

1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Robert Devetak

mag. Robert Devetak

1915, 1916, 1917

Marko Klavora

dr. Marko Klavora


Žiga Koncilija

dr. Žiga Koncilija

1914, 1915, 1917

Tadej Koren

mag. Tadej Koren

1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Jernej Kosi

dr. Jernej Kosi

1915, 1916

Peter Mikša

dr. Peter Mikša

1915, 1916, 1917

Irena Selišnik

dr. Irena Selišnik

1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Urška Strle

dr. Urška Strle

1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Petra Svoljšak

prof. dr. Petra Svoljšak

1915, 1916, 1917

Petra Testen Koren

dr. Petra Testen Koren

1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Translation into Italian: Igor Jogan | Translation into English: Saša Mlacović | Layout: Matic Leban

The exhibition was prepared by

The Department of History at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana and
The Walk of Peace in the Soča Region Foundation

Collaborating institutions

Project supporters

Nacionalni odbor za obeležitev 100-letnic 1. svetovne vojne (2014–2018),
Ministrstvo za kulturo Republike Slovenije,
Program čezmejnega sodelovanja Slovenija-Italija 2007–2013, projekt Pot miru/Via di Pace,
Interreg, Danube Transnational Programme
2014–2020, projekt Networld

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