Call for participation: Spaces of Diplomatic Culture workshop, UCL, 21-22 June 2013

Dear all

A call for participation in the second of three workshops of the ‘Diplomatic Cultures’ research network:

This workshop will focus on the role of space and spatiality in diplomatic exchange and will take place on Friday 21- Saturday 22 June 2013 at University College London. Confirmed keynote speakers are Iver Neumann (International Relations, LSE), Timothy Hampton (French and Comparative Literature, University of California Berkeley) and Herman van der Wusten (Geography, University of Amsterdam). There are a small number of places available for early career researchers working on relevant issues. Priority for places at this workshop will be given to such researchers based in the UK for whom funding for travel is available.  Participation involves preparing a 10 minute presentation on the (changing) spaces 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: We are particularly interested in hearing from scholars working on issues around:

–          Digital/ virtual diplomacy

–          Embassies and ambassadorial networks

–          The UN and other international diplomatic fora

–          The production of diplomatic spaces through performance

To apply for a place please contact Fiona McConnell ( with a 200 word summary of your research interests and a short biography by 19th April 2013.

Podcasts of presentations at the first workshop in this series, held at the University of Cambridge in February, are available here: and a third workshop will be held in The Hague on 8-9 November 2013. To join the email list for the network please enter your contact details here: