Two new podcasts are now available: the first, with Rósa Magnúsdóttir from Aarhus University, on the cultural Cold War; and the second, with Jeremy Black, from the University of Exeter, on histories of diplomacy and foreign policy. Both recordings may be found on our podcasts page.
Every year Brill, the editorial board of Diplomatica, and the New Diplomatic History Network award an annual prize for an article of excellence and originality on the subject of diplomatic society or culture, broadly defined. The first recipient of the Mattingly Prize is Sam de Schutter for his article in Volume 1, Issue 2: ‘A Global Approach to Local Problems? How to Write a Longer, Deeper, and Wider History of the International Year of Disabled Persons in Kenya’. Mr. de Schutter is a PhD candidate at Leiden University, where his research is part of the ERC project ‘Rethinking Disability: The Global Impact of the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981) in Historical Perspective’. An interview with the winner may be read here.
T. G. Otte, ‘The Inner Circle: What is Diplomatic History? (And Why We Should Study It)’ History January 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-229X.12925 reviewed by Ken Weisbrode, here: bit.ly/2W1jkQC
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.