New Diplomatic History

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


Resources for US Diplomacy

The Office of the Historian of the US State Department has added a useful new resource to its website: an administrative timeline of the US State Department since 1789. The history of the Department and its personnel are also featured in two new books, the latter already a bestseller:

America’s Other Army, by Nicholas Kralev

War on Peace, by Ronan Farrow

Also, a recent essay about America’s ‘Russia Hands’ in the New York Times provides a miniature model of the kind of institutional and biographical study we promote as New Diplomatic History.


Olivier Roy on Diplomacy

A newly translated book of interviews by the French philosopher and writer Olivier Roy contains this gem of a summary of the diplomatic mind and method.


Special Issue: The Evolution of Diplomacy

The Journal, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, has a new special issue on the evolution of diplomatic method, including articles by several speakers at our network’s 2016 conference in Copenhagen.


Save the Dates: Our Network’s Third Conference

NDH’s third international NDH3 to be held on 24-26 October 2018. Keynotes: Naoko Shimazu and John Watkins. Location: RIAS, Middelburg, The Netherlands.


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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