Carleton’s contributions to the World War Women Exhibit at the Canadian War Museum

Several Carleton alumni and grad students worked on the Canadian War Museum’s new exhibit, “World War Women.”  The exhibit historian, Dr. Stacey Barker, completed her BA and MA at Carleton.  Laura Brown, who received her MA here in 2013, Dr. Laura Brandon, who completed her doctorate in History at Carleton,  and Sarah Hogenbirk, who is currently completing her PhD at Carleton in the History Department, all contributed.

Barker and Hogenbirk were interviewed by the Centretown News. Hogenbirk, who is writing a dissertation on Canadian military women from 1939 to 1965, explained that war changed Canadian society: “Too much had changed for Canadian society to fully go back,” says Hogenbirk. “The door had opened, and you couldn’t completely shut the floodgates.”

Read the full story  here.  For more information about the exhibit, which runs until April 2, 2016, see the Canadian War Museum listing, here.

Josephine Ellison Godman, who lost her husband in the First World War and her son in the Second World War, donated this painting of the bombed-out Temple Church in London to the Canadian War Museum. Photo courtesy of Centretown News.

Josephine Ellison Godman, who lost her husband in the First World War and her son in the Second World War, donated this painting of the bombed-out Temple Church in London to the Canadian War Museum. Photo: Canadian War Museum, courtesy Centretown News.