Isabel V. Hull

John Stambaugh Professor of History Emerita
John Stambaugh Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

431 McGraw Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Isabel V. Hull

John Stambaugh Professor of History Emerita
John Stambaugh Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Modern German history, particularly governance, military, and legal; history of international law

Current Research Interest

History of the diplomacy and international law governing state aggression before 1914

Distinction

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Max Weber Stiftung-Historisches Kolleg Prize for Lifetime Achievement in German History and Studies
Visiting Astor Professor, Oxford University
American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit (for A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great War)
American Historical Association Leo Gershoy Award (for Sexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815)
German Studies Association DAAD Book Prize (for Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany)
Phi Beta Kappa Society Ralph Waldo Emerson Book Award (for Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany)
Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Best History Book 1996 (for Sexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815)

Selected Publications

Hull, Isabel V. A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law in the First World War. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014.

Hull Isabel V. Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Cornell Research Website Article

Permissible War