[H-verkko] Helsinki, Symposium: Diplomacy and Beyond – Making International Politics in Early Modern Times

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Symposium: Diplomacy and Beyond – Making International Politics in Early
Modern Times

Helsinki, Ritarikatu 5
30.9.2016 klo 10:15

Within several historical disciplines, the recent years have seen an increasing
interest towards border-crossing political phenomena in the early modern era on
the one hand and a re-appreciation of diplomatic sources from the same period on
the other. Both tendencies are present in the so-called new diplomatic history
and cultural approach to diplomatic history, which aim at combining social and
cultural history with studies on diplomacy. Early-modern envoys performed
several tasks which would not today be conceived as part of international
politics and which have shown to be fruitful for studies combining diplomatic
and cultural history. Other research has focused on networks and patronage
within early-modern diplomacy both including and excluding formal envoys.

But what is international politics, if it is not diplomacy? How did actors
cross borders in their policy-making? Which agents and groups can be highlighted
when looking at diplomacy seen as a whole and not as confined to formal
diplomats? This symposium addresses these questions through presentations of
ongoing research projects with a broad take on diplomacy and diplomatic sources.


Professor Hillard von Thiessen has written several articles on the possibilities
of a social and cultural as well as actor-centered history of foreign relations,
and he has edited anthologies taking this approach into case studies, including
e.g. gender perspectives on early-modern diplomacy.


The symposium is open and free of charge. Please register here.


10.15 Opening words

10.30 Professor Hillard von Thiessen(University of Rostock), Early modern
diplomacy and cultural history - historiographic developments, topics and

11.30 Charlotta Wolff, docent (University of Helsinki), Opera and Diplomacy in
Eighteenth-Century Paris

12.00 Lunch break

13.30 Miriam Rönnqvist, PhD candidate (Åbo Akademi), Neighborhood Trouble.
Popular Unrest and Expressions of Dissatisfaction in Diplomatic Cross-Border
Reporting between Denmark and Sweden, 1622–1624

14.00 Sophie Holm, PhD candidate (University of Helsinki), The Languages of
Diplomacy in 18th Century Sweden

14.30 Coffee

15.00 Emil Kaukonen, PhD candidate (Åbo Akademi), Swedish-Moroccan Diplomacy in
the 18th and 19th Centuries

15.30 My Hellsing, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Uppsala University), A
Diplomatic Career in the Age of Revolution. Pierre-Jean-François de Gaussen in
Berlin, Stockholm and France 1772–1827

16.00 Conclusion

Tiedustelut: Sophie Holm (sophie.holm at sls.fi), puhelin 09-618 775 33
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