Articles by Patricia Owens

March 10, 2023

Lucie Zimmern: the ‘difficult woman’ of interwar international relations

Patricia Owens
'A nasty woman', 'terrible witch', 'abrasive', 'overpoweringly verbose', 'frightening' and 'short of tact and discretion'. This is how the musician, cultural diplomat and intellectual Lady Lucie Zimmern (1875–1963) appears in contemporary accounts. Other observers, however, found her 'an accomplished scholar', 'cultured and charming', and 'brilliant'. Katharina Rietzler and Patricia Owens find that it is the vitriol that has survived
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Patricia Owens
Professor of International Relations, Oxford University

Patricia Owens is Principal Investigator of the multi-award winning Leverhulme Research Project on Women and the History of International Thought.

Women's International Thought: A New History
co-edited with Katharina Rietzler, Cambridge 2021

Women's International Thought: Towards a New Canon

Women's International Thought: Towards a New Canon
co-edited with Rietzler, Kim Hutchings, and Sarah Dunstan, Cambridge 2022

She is currently writing a gendered history of international thought in twentieth-century Britain.

She tweets @LeverhulmeWHIT

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