Amid the unprecedented social change of World War I, women renegotiated their identities by dramatically changing the way they engaged with the arts. But how did they do so? What was the aesthetic, cultural and political involvement of women during the war and how did they express the simultaneous trauma and liberation of modernity? And how did everyday citizens engage with the war?
Operation Canada, Dr. Irene Gammel’s SSHRC-funded research project, explores the diaries of the First World War through the lenses of gender, race, and religion.