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Loyola Marymount University
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Germany, Poland, nationalism, imperialism, gender, public history and memory, cultural history
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About Me

Elizabeth Drummond is associate professor of Modern Central European History and current chair of the Department of History at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is a former president of the LMU Faculty Senate (2015-2017) and is also affiliated with the European Studies, Women’s Studies, and Jewish Studies programs.  She has published on the German-Polish national conflict in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and is currently working on a manuscript entitled “Each To His Own”: National Identity and Nationalist Mobilization in the German-Polish Borderland of Poznania, 1886-1914,” a comparative study of the construction of national identity at the grassroots level and the mobilization of national sympathies in a binational borderland.  

Recent Publications

Book Review of Peter Polak-Springer, Recovered Territories: A German-Polish Conflict over Land and Culture, 1919 – 1989 and John J. Kulczycki, Belonging to the Nation: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Polish-German Borderlands, 1939 – 1951, for the Journal of Modern History, forthcoming (page proofs returned in December 2017).

“Posen or Poznań, Rathaus or Ratusz: Nationalizing the Cityscape in the German-Polish Borderland,” in Transnationalism and the German City, edited by Jeffry M. Diefendorf and Janet Ward, 37–54 (New York: Palgrave, 2014).

“In and Out of the Ostmark: Migration, Settlement, and Demographics in Poznania, 1871–1918,” Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction, 37/Special Issue 01 “Globalizing Germany: Exchange Networks in an Age of Nation-Empires,” edited by Matt Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath (April 2013): 73–86.

“Digital Humanities and Public History as Teaching Tools,” The Future of Digital Humanities, a GSA seminar in history and German Studies, 30 July 2016.

“Out of the Classroom, Into the Museum: Undergraduate Research at the Wende Museum,” a series of five blog entries, Undergraduate Research in German & European Studies (BURG/eS), May 2013.

Book review of Mark Tilse, Transnationalism in the Prussian East: From National Conflict to Synthesis, 1871–1914, for German History 2012. doi:10.1093/gerhis/ghs114.

“From ‘verloren gehen’ to ‘verloren bleiben’: Changing German Discourses on Nation and Nationalism in Poznania,” in The Germans and the East, edited by Charles Ingrao (Purdue University Press, 2008), 226–240.

“‘Einen kräftigen Dam gegen die polnische Hochflut zu errichten’: Natur und Kultur im deutschen Ostmarkendiskurs, 1886–1914 [‘To Build a Powerful Dam Against the Flood’: Nature and Culture in German Discourses About the Eastern Marches, 1886–1914],” in Die nationale Identität der Deutschen: Philosophische Imaginationen und historische Realität deutscher Mentalität [The National Identity of the Germans: Philosophical Imaginings and Historical Reality of the German Mentality], edited by Wolfgang Bialas (Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang Verlag, 2002), 99–114.

“On the Borders of the Nation: Jews and the German-Polish National Conflict in Poznania, 1886–1914,” Nationalities Papers 29/3 (2001): 459–475.

“‘Durch Liebe stark, deutsch bis ins Mark’: Weiblicher Kulturimperialismus und der Deutsche Frauenverein für die Ostmarken [‘Strong Through Love, German Into the Mark’: Female Cultural Imperialism and the German Women’s Association for the Eastern Marches],” in Nation, Politik und Geschlecht. Frauenbewegungen und Nationalismus in der Moderne [Nation, Politics and Gender: Women’s Movement and Nationalism in the Modern Era] (volume 31 in the series “Geschichte und Geschlecter” edited by Ute Daniel, Karin Hausen, and Heide Wunder), edited by Ute Planert (Frankfurt: Campus-Verlag, 2000), 147–164.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Germany, Poland
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, Germany, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Local & Regional, Public History, Race, Urban History, World War I