A final call for participation in the first workshop of the ‘Diplomatic Cultures’ research network (www.diplomaticcultures.com) which will focus on three intersecting issues:

1. the strategies and modes of translation between and across diplomatic cultures

2. the role of space and spatiality in diplomatic exchange

3. the articulation of diplomatic cultures and practices beyond traditional spacesof state-focused diplomacy.

The first of three workshops will take place on Friday 15- Saturday 16 February 2013 at the University of Cambridge and will focus on the theme of ‘Translating diplomatic culture’. Confirmed keynote speakers are Merje Kuus (Geography, University of British Columbia), Costas Constantinou (International Relations, University of Cyprus) and Naoko Shimazu (History Birkbeck University of London). There are a small number of places available for researchers working on relevant issues, and funds are available for travel. Participation involves preparing a 10 minute presentation on the future of diplomacy viewed through the lens of your research and contributing to group discussions relating to the broad theme of ‘translating diplomatic cultures’ (details here:
http://www.diplomaticcultures.com/styled/styled-3/index.html). To apply for a place please contact Fiona McConnell (frm24@cam.ac.uk) and Jason Dittmer
(j.dittmer@ucl.ac.uk) with a 200 word summary of your research interests and a short biography by 17th December 2012.

Further workshops will be held at UCL, London on 21-22 June and in The Hague in early September 2013. To join the email list for the network please enter your contact details here:
https://www.mailinglists.ucl.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/diplomatic-cultures

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