Current Research Projects

100 Years of American Women in Uniform

Dr. Marian Moser Jones

Dr. Marian Moser Jones is leading the historical project, 100 Years of American Women in Uniform, an intensive discussion program that engages veteran participants in exploring American women's participation in two conflicts, World War I and the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars (OIF/OEF). Dr. Moser Jones is partnering on the project with Margaret Vining and Dr. Bart Hacker, curators at the Division of Armed Forces History at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington; Patri O'Gan, project manager in the Division; and Dr. Laura Browder, author of When Janey Comes Marching Home, a book on women OIF/OEF combat veterans. The program will run for four weekend-long sessions, where participants will comparatively discuss women’s war memoirs, view art, media, and design by women veterans, and tour major collections of military artifacts, uniforms, and war memorabilia from women veterans. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, run by the Women in Military Service for the America Memorial Foundation, are two such places participants will visit. Veterans can sign up for any or all of the weekend sessions.

“It is our hope that veterans who participate in our program will be inspired to see themselves as historical actors and will consider documenting their own experiences as contributions to U.S. military history,” says Dr. Moser Jones.

You can find the full story about this program here.

How to Participate in this Program

Dr. Marian Moser Jones and colleagues are now recruiting U.S. military veterans to participate in the program. Participation in the program is open to U.S. veterans of any age or gender. 

For a full description of the program, click here

To register, click here

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Dr. Marian Moser Jones at moserj@umd.edu or Patri O’Gan at oganp@si.edu, or call (301)-405-8940.

This is an educational program only. While participants will be asked to fill out optional evaluations at the end of the program, the program does not involve any research on participants.