About the Author

Dagmar Wernitznig

E-Mail: dagmar.wernitznig@ff.uni-lj.si

Dagmar Wernitznig is an Associate Professor at the University of Ljubljana and a Senior Research Fellow for an ERC Advanced Grant with the project “EIRENE Post-War Transitions in Gendered Perspective: The Case of the North-Eastern Adriatic Region.” She earned her doctorate in history at the University of Oxford with a dissertation about the international pacifist, feminist, and suffragist Rosika Schwimmer (1877–1948). Holding an additional PhD in American Studies, Wernitznig has also previously worked as a Postdoctoral and as an Associate Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute in Oxford. Her research interests include women’s and peace/conflict studies.

Contributions by Author: Dagmar Wernitznig

The Madwoman in the Cellar

Trauma and Gender After Both World Wars — A Field Study of Psychiatric Files

The phenomenon of post-trauma ailments — be they physical or psychological — is certainly nothing new under the sun, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (hereafter PTSD), so far, is the most recent label for this condition.[3] Throughout the history of (wo)mankind, symptoms appearing after cataclysmic events for a specific person or a group of people have been witnessed and recorded for centuries, even entering eminent literary accounts, as the classic quotes above demonstrate.