Events in the Department of History

Cultures of Diplomacy: Fifth International Graduate Intensive

From 17 July, 2014 to 18 July, 2014


The international turn in historiography has led to new questions about the nature and purpose of diplomacy since the early modern period. Drawing on a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, historians are uncovering the changing sources and agents of political power in relationships between sovereign polities, whether dynasties, empires, or nation-states, or in the relatively unexplored realm of an international public sphere. This intensive brings together graduate students at all stages of their doctoral research exploring new kinds of evidence and new themes in diplomatic history, including, but not limited to, the role of women and gender, the relationship of the private to the public, the global history of intellectual thought and the transnational setting of nation-making. 

The call for applications is now open to graduate students who would like to participate in this workshop. Students are encouraged to consider the broad historiographical implications of their work, and in some way engage with the literature on international historiography. Places will be offered to up to 20 graduate research students. Each successful applicant will have the opportunity to present a paper and receive individual feedback from the participating Faculty.

Participating Faculty members include:

  • Professor David Armitage (Harvard/Sydney)
  • Professor Barbara Caine (Sydney)
  • Professor Peter Becker (Vienna)
  • Professor Kathleen Burk (UCL)
  • Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick (Sydney/Chicago)
  • Professor Ian Tyrrell (New South Wales)

The Graduate Intensive will be convened by Professor Glenda Sluga, University of Sydney.

For more information please contact: 
Professor Glenda Sluga
Marigold Black

Program (PDF)