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Anna Katharina Pieper M.A.

Affiliated scholar, Department of History


Personal Details:

B.A. in European Cultural History, English Literature, Social Sciences and Art History in Augsburg and Florence (2007–2011). M.A. in Cultural History and European Ethnology/Empirical Cultural Science in Jena (2011–2014). Research Fellow at the IEG (2015–2019), editorial assistance for the »Online Atlas on the History of Humanitarianism and Human Rights« and the Global Humanitarianism Research Academy. Research Assistant at Mainz University of Applied Sciences (2020-2022). Scholarship holder at the German Historical Institute in Rome (2017, 2022), the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani in Venice (2019) and the Gotha Research Library (2019)

Research Interests:

Italian Colonial History
German Travel and travelogues of the 19th Century

Research projects:

A Rapprochement between Catholicism and Liberalism in an Imperial Context? The National Conservatives and Colonial Policy in Liberal Italy, 1878–1912

The dissertation project focuses on the National Association for the Support of Italian Catholic Missionaries (Associazione Nazionale per Soccorere i Missionari Cattolici Italiani - ANSMCI for short), founded in Florence in 1886, and its involvement in the so-called Chinese Indemnities, in the aftermath of the Boxer War in China (1899-1901).