War and sex to be discussed during Colloquium
Dr. Martina Cucchiara, associate professor of history at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium, "Saving the Nation: War, Sex and Pious Women in Catholic Magazines for Girls and Women in Germany from 1885 to 1920,” at 4 p.m. on Feb. 2 in Stutzman Lecture Hall.
According to Cucchiara, during World War I, women’s increased mobility, employment and autonomy in the absence of men gave rise to widespread anxieties about the supposed sexual and moral transgressions of German girls and women.
During the presentation, Dr. Cucchiara will also situate the sexual crisis of World War I within the broader historical context.
This event is free and open to the public.