New Diplomatic History

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


Call for Papers: Book Diplomacy Conference

‘Book Diplomacy’ in the Cultural Cold War: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
28-29 April 2022, Institute for History, Leiden University

Diplomatica 3.1

The latest issue of our journal features several articles, reviews, and a forum on city diplomacy.

Mattingly Prize Winners Announced

Every year Brill, the editorial board of Diplomatica, and the New Diplomatic History Network award a prize for an article of excellence and originality on the subject of diplomatic society or culture, broadly defined. 

The recipients of the prize for Volume 2 (2020) are Birgit Tremml-Werner and Lisa Hellman for their article in Vol. 2, Issue 1: ‘Merely “Ad hoc” Diplomacy? A Global Historical Comparison of Early Modern Japanese-Spanish and Qing-Russian Foreign Relations’. The article provides an in-depth comparison of informal diplomatic practices spanning the Eurasian space, and its scope and ambition make it stand out as an article of particular quality.

New Podcasts

Several new podcasts are now available on our podcasts page. Listeners may also rate and subscribe to them on Apple podcasts, Soundcloud, and Spotify. We’re also happy to direct listeners to a recent podcast by Jeremy Black about conspiracies. It may be found along with others here and here.

Some Recent Articles of Note

Houssine Alloul & Darina Martykánová, ‘Charting New Ground in the Study of Ottoman Foreign Relations’, International History Review, May 2021.

Alex Penler, ‘An Old Frontier: What Cold War Women Can Tell Us About Global Health and Vaccine Diplomacy’, LSE International History Blog, March 2021.

Samuel J. Hirst, ‘Comrades on Elephants: Economic Anti-Imperialism, Orientalism, and Soviet Diplomacy in Afghanistan, 1921–23’, Kritika, Winter 2021.

Angus Mitchell & Caoilfhionn Ní Bheacháin, Scholar-diplomats, Protodiplomacy and the Communication of History: Alice Stopford Green and Jean Jules Jusserand’, Women’s History Review, February 2021.

Gaynor Johnson, ‘Women Clerks and Typists in the British Foreign Office, 1920-1960: A Prosopographic Study’, Diplomacy & Statecraft, December 2020.

F. Özden Mercan, ‘A Diplomacy Woven with Textiles: Medici-Ottoman Relations during the Late Renaissance’, Mediterranean Historical Review, November 2020.

Theresa Squatrito, ‘Judicial Diplomacy: International Courts and Legitimation’, Review of International Studies, November 2020.

Ann Towns, ‘Diplomacy is a Feminine Art’: Feminised Figurations of the Diplomat’. Review of International Studies, October 2020.

John Krige, ‘Technodiplomacy: A Concept and Its Application to U.S.-France Nuclear Weapons Cooperation in the Nixon-Kissinger Era’, Federal History Issue 12, 2020.

T. G. Otte, ‘The Inner Circle: What is Diplomatic History? (And Why We Should Study It)’, History January 2020 reviewed by Ken Weisbrode, here:

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