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Maartje Abbenhuis

Maartje Abbenhuis is Professor of History at Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland. She is a historian of war, peace, neutrality and internationalism, particularly in the period 1815 - 1918 and is the author of several books, including: The Art of Staying Neutral: The Netherlands in the First World War, 1914 - 1918 (Amsterdam University Press, 2006); An Age of Neutrals: Great Power Politics 1815 - 1914 (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which won a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award; The Hague Conferences in International Politics 1898-1915 (Bloomsbury, 2018); and (with Gordon Morrell) The First Age of Industrial Globalisation: An International History 1815-1918 (Bloomsbury, 2019). Her latest book with Ismee Tames, entitled Global War, Global Catastrophe: Neutrals, Belligerents and the Transformation of the First World War (Bloomsbury, 2021), won the World War One Historical Association's 2021 Norman Tomlinson Prize. At present, she is working on a global history of rifle bullets.


  • –present
    Professor of History, University of Auckland