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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Piller



Curriculum vitae



Focus of Research

  • The United States and Europe since 1776

  • U.S. history, especially U.S. foreign policy/America in the World

  • Cultural history of diplomacy and international relations (19th and 20th c.)

  • Public opinion and international politics in the media age

  • History of humanitarianism





Selected Bibliography


Selling Weimar. German Public Diplomacy and the United States, 1918-1932 (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2021)

Refereed Journal Articles

The Transatlantic Dynamics of European Cultural Diplomacy: Germany, France and the Battle for U.S. Affections In the 1920s” Contemporary European History 30/2 (May 2021): 248-264

with Benjamin Martin, “Cultural Diplomacy and Europe’s Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919-1939: Introduction” Contemporary European History 30/2 (May 2021): 149-163

A Tumultuous Relationship: Nicholas Murray Butler and Germany in the Era of the Two World Wars” Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 67 (Nov 2020): 71-100.

Managing Imponderables. The Rise of U.S. Tourism and the Transformation of German Diplomacy, 1890-1933” Diplomatic History 44/1 (Jan 2020): 47-75.

American War Relief, Cultural Mobilization and the Myth of Impartial Humanitarianism, 1914–17” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 17/4 (Oct 2018): 619-635.

To Aid the Fatherland. German-Americans, Transatlantic Relief Work and American Neutrality, 1914–17” Immigrants and Minorities. Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration and Diaspora 35/3 (Nov 2017): 196-215.

German Child Distress, American Humanitarian Aid and Revisionist Politics, 1918–1924” Journal of Contemporary History 51/3 (July 2016): 453-486.