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.
A new project is underway in Sweden that examines the expansion of international society in the twentieth century by way of digital analysis of discourse in UNESCO. More information on the project may be found on its website.
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.
T. G. Otte, ‘The Inner Circle: What is Diplomatic History? (And Why We Should Study It)’, History January 2020 reviewed by Ken Weisbrode, here: bit.ly/2W1jkQC