Isabel V. Hull
ifk Gast des Direktors

Duration of fellowship
01. March 2014 bis 30. April 2014

Austria-Hungary and International Law in the First World War


In my research on international law in the First World War, I have discovered interesting differences in the views of the allies Britain and France, but even more profound differences between the Allies and Imperial Germany. I have also found indication of disagreements between Austria-Hungary and Germany on important issues of law. I shall use my stay in Vienna to explore those differences in the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv regarding some salient issues of war conduct in order to understand better the legal views of the monarchy and how they compared to those of its ally, Germany.


Isabel V. Hull is a specialist in German history. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008 and recently won the Max Weber Stiftung-Historisches Kolleg Prize for lifetime achievement in German history and studies.


Selected publications: A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law in the First World War, Ithaca, NY (forthcoming in spring 2014); Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany, Ithaca, NY 2004;Sexuality, State and Civil Society in Germany, 1700 – 1815, Ithaca, NY 1996; The Entourage of Kaiser Wilhelm II,1888–1918, Cambridge / New York 1982.

07 April 2014
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Isabel V. Hull


Isabel V. Hull ist John Stambaugh Professor of History an der Cornell University in New York. Sie widmet ihre Forschungen den unterschiedlichen nationalen Interpretationen des Völkerrechts während des Ersten Weltkriegs und danach.