New Diplomatic History

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


New Issue of Diplomatica

Our latest issue, vol 4, no 1, is now available.

Recent Calls for Papers

Fifth Conference of the Network for New Diplomatic History
25–27 May 2023, University of Turku, Finland

New Book about Transatlantic Relations

Bram Boxhoorn and Giles Scott-Smith have published a collection of primary documents about transatlantic relations: The Transatlantic Era in Documents and Speeches (1989-2020), Routledge / 2021. The book may be found here.

Mattingly Prize Winner 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 recipient of the prize for Volume 3 (2021) is Philip Post for his article in Vol. 3, Issue 1: “Governors, Regents, and Rituals: an Exploration of Colonial Diplomacy in Ambon at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century.” The prize committee was impressed by the carefully nuanced and thoughtful insight the article offered, as well as a significant historiographical intervention it makes in our understanding of colonial diplomacy and its practices.

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 Napoleon. It may be found along with others here, here, and here.

Some Recent Articles of Note


Simeon Andonov Simeonov, ‘Consular Recognition, Partial Neutrality, and the Making of Atlantic Diplomacy, 1778–1825’, Diplomatic History, January 2022.

Costas M. Constantinou, Jason Dittmer, Merje Kuus, Fiona McConnell, Sam Okoth Opondo, and Vincent Pouliot, ‘Thinking with Diplomacy: Within and Beyond Practice Theory,’ International Political Sociology, December 2021.

Christopher Richard Moran & Andrew Hammond, Bringing the ‘Social’ in from the Cold: Towards a Social History of American Intelligence’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, September 2021.

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.

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