New Diplomatic History

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


New Issue of Diplomatica

The latest issue of our journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, is now available free online. A discussion about it took place Thursday, 12 December, at Leiden University, from 1600 to 1800. More information about the event may be found here.

Calls for Papers and Submissions

The editors of Diplomatica invite scholars to submit abstracts for a special upcoming issue on ‘Diplomacy and the Natural Environment’ and reviewers of books for our next few issues. We also direct those interested to other recent calls for papers, including three workshops on Scandinavian diplomacy, and one more on internationalism(s) and education during the Cold War.

Some Recent Articles of Note

Gemma Allen, ‘The Rise of the Ambassadress: English Ambassadorial Wives and Early Modern Diplomatic Culture’, The Historical Journal September 2019

David E. Banks, ‘Fields of Practice: Symbolic Binding and the Qing Defense of Sinocentric Diplomacy’, International Studies Quarterly July 2019

Barbara Keys, ‘The Diplomat’s Two Minds: Deconstructing a Foreign Policy Myth’, Diplomatic History November 2019

NDH and the British International History Group

The NDH network went on the road in September, running two panels at the annual conference of the British International History Group (BIHG), Lancaster University. The initiative came out of discussions at NDH3, where Alex Shaw proposed gathering a group of scholars under the NDH label with a call for papers. The result was a revealing success, indicating widespread interest in the NDH enterprise… [more info]


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 past support. 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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