Month: September 2014

Allison Horrocks (PhD candidate) to give Benton Gallery talk, Tue 9/23

Gallery Talk: World War I on the Battlefield and in the Kitchen
Allison Horrocks
, PhD Candidate in History
Tuesday, September 23, 3:30pm
American men and women participated in World War I on the battlefield and in their kitchen cupboards. The war to “end all wars” entered foreign and domestic realms, ushering in new ways of engaging with the world and the food put on the dinner table. In addition to factory work, women were called to serve on the “homefront” through preservation and conservation. This talk will explore women’s various contributions to the war effort and their changing relationships to the state through the case of Connecticut Agricultural College, later the University of Connecticut.