Isabel V. Hull, the John Stambaugh Professor of History, has won the inaugural International Research Support Prize of the Max Weber Stiftung and the Historisches Kolleg. The prize includes a 30,000 euro stipend and a residency and research seminar at the Historisches Kolleg in Munich.
The foundation cites Hull as "a highly qualified and innovative historian as well as an outstanding intermediary between the scholarly cultures of the USA, Great Britain and Germany."
Hull is acting chair of the Department of History and a member of the graduate fields of Germanic studies, history, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies. Her interests include sociopolitical, military, legal, administrative and political theory in Germany from 1700 to 1945. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a John Simon Guggenheim fellow and an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung research fellow.
Hull is author of the forthcoming "The Struggle for International Law in the First World War," "Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany" (2004) and "Sexuality, State and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815" (1996).