New Diplomatic History

investigating diplomacy as an extension of social interests, forces, and environments


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The first issue of our journal, Diplomatica, is now available online from Brill with a two-year free access offer.

Our next conference has been scheduled for 26-28 May 2021 at Aarhus University, Denmark. Please mark your calendars.

Call for papers for the 2020 MatchPoints Seminar at Aarhus University, 23-25 April 2020

Since 2007, Aarhus University has hosted the annual MatchPoints Seminar, bringing together researchers, politicians, business representatives and civil society organisations to discuss critical, current societal issues. We are happy to announce the topic of the 2020 MatchPoints Seminar; Denmark and Germany in Europe – Cooperation, Conflict and Future Challenges, and researchers are now invited to submit paper proposals for the Seminar, which will take place on 23-25 April 2020.

The State of Diplomacy

Two recent posts are worth a read/listen:

“Why Ambassadors Still Matter”: a podcast offering an historical perspective on the state of diplomatic representation today.

“Chinese Experts Challenge Western Generalists in Diplomacy”: an article about the growth of regional expertise among Chinese diplomats.

It is our pleasure to announce an upgrade of our website thanks to friends at the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies and Leiden University who have redesigned the site and now provide us with an operational base. We are grateful to our former sponsor and host, the Toynbee Prize Foundation and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, for their help during the past five years. Please have a look at the new site and share your thoughts. Those who wish to contribute to the forum and to the list of publications should feel free to inform us at any time by writing to newdiplo [at] gmail [dot] com.

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