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
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.