Margaret S. Vining
M.A., Museum Studies, George Washington University
B.A., History, American Studies, George Washington University
- Women's military history
- Military material culture
- The social sciences in the Progressive Era
- Book in progress. Academic Social Science, Public Welfare and War in the Progressive Era. Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge and the University of Chicago 1894-1948. 2010.
- Co-edited book in progress: The Companion to Women's Military History. Leiden: Brill, 2009.
- Co-authored book and exhibition in progress. Working title Out of the Shadows: Women's Military Work as Depicted in the Graphic Arts since the 15th Century.
- Co-authored book and traveling exhibition in progress. Capturing America's Great War. The Smithsonian Colleciton of World War I Art.
- Co-authored book in progress. Cutting a New Pattern: Mobilizing Women for War, 1854-1919. Leiden: Brill, 2011.
- Curator, American Women in War. Showcase exhibition, 1990.
- Curator, Airborne! Semi-centennial exhibition, U. S. Airborne Service. 1991“1993.
- Curator, The Mounted Buffalo Soldiers. Showcase exhibition, 1993.
- Co-curator, G.I.: The American Soldier Experience in World War II. 50th Anniversary of World War II, 1993–2004.
- Curator, The G.I. Bill. Showcase exhibition, 1994.
- Co-curator, Remembering World War II. 50th anniversary of the end of WWII, 1995.
- Co-curator, The Family Car. 1996
- Curator, All May Apply: The Yeoman (F) in World War I. 1997–2002.
- Co-curator, West Point in the Making of America, 1802–1918. Bicentennial exhibition, U.S. Military Academy. October 2002– January 2004.
- Co-curator, Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War. Centennial exhibition, U.S. Submarine Force. April 2000–May 2003.
- Conference paper. "Brave Colors, Peaceful Conquest: North African Zouaves, Western Armies and Nineteenth Century Military Acculturation." World History Association Annual Conference, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco, June 2005.
- Co-authored conference paper. "For Respect and Attention: Women's Uniforms in the Smithsonian's Great War Exhibition, 1918-1928." International Committee of Museums and Collections of Arms and Military History, Royal Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium. 2006
- Conference paper. "Progressive Social Sciences in the Great War." Annual Meeting of the Society of Military History, Frederick, MD, 2007.
National Museum of American History performance awards: 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2007, 2008
- Columbia History of Science Group
- International Association of Museums of Arms and Military History
- International Committee for the History of Technology (ICHOTEC)
- Organization of American Historians
- Smithsonian Institution Women's Council (Executive Committee)
- Society for Military History
- Society for History in the Federal Government
- Society for the History of Technology
- United States Commission of Military History (Secretary General of USCMH, 2003–2006)
- Women in Military Service for America Foundation (Education board, 1994– )
American womens' Cold War uniforms reflected official uncertainty about how the regular army's new women should look.
On the necessary and vital roles women served in supporting the activities of early modern armies.
Catalog of the West Point in the Making of America exhibition.
The relationship between women and military institutions altered radically from the mid 19th century to World War I, because of the changing place in society of both women and the military.
Civilian women in large numbers volunteered for military-related health and welfare services in World War I, donning military-style uniforms as a symbolic claim to full citizenship.