New Diplomatic History

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


New Report

‘Marshall Plan Days’

James Lowenstein, an American diplomat, is one of the few surviving Americans who worked for the Economic Recovery Program, or the Marshall Plan. Here are some of his recollections delivered at the 70th anniversary commemorations of the Plan, held this past summer in Paris.


Calls for Papers

Two new calls for papers that may be of interest to our members appear this week: (1) on social and economic networks and (2) on the New World Order in 1919.


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

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