New Diplomatic History

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


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]

Wolfram Kaiser Lecture

On 4 December, prof. dr. Wolfram Kaiser will give a lecture at Utrecht University on Governance in postwar Europe. Details are here:

Two New Podcasts

NDH is happy to feature two new short podcasts with Giles Scott-Smith, the co-editor of our journal, Diplomatica: one on diplomacy in a populist era; and a related one on the diplomacy of Brexit.

A Renewed Case for Court Historians

A new essay appears in our discussion forum about the need for more ‘court historians’.

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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