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Day 1: Thursday 30 May OC1.04 (Oculus) & FAB0.08 (Faculty of Arts Building)

9.45: Arrival and Coffee (OC1.04)
10:15-10.45: Welcome

Guido van Meersbergen, University of Warwick

Lisa Hellman, Lund University

Birgit Tremml-Werner, Stockholm University

10:45-12.30 Panel 1 – Worldmaking

Chair: Anne Gerritsen, University of Warwick

‘Inner and Outer’: Toward a New Framework for Qing Foreign Relations

Meng Zhang, Vanderbilt University / IHSS, Peking University

An Eighteenth-Century Scribal Revival? The Challenges of Incorporating Islamic Thought into Global Diplomatic History

Peter Kitlas (online), American University of Beirut

The World of the Ottoman Consular Network

Michael Talbot, University of Greenwich

12.30-13.30: Lunch
13:30-14:45: Panel 2 – Ritual Performance

Chair: Aysu Dincer, University of Warwick

‘Ces sortes d’amis’ (That Kind of Friends): Compérage as Embodied Interregional Diplomacy in the Early French-Indigenous Atlantic

Céline Carayon, Salisbury University

Allegiance in the Eye of the Beholder: Rituals and Performativity in Russian-Central Asian Diplomacy

Ulfat Abdurasulov, Austrian Academy of Science

14:45-15:15: Coffee
15:15-16:30: Roundtable 1 – Archives of Global Diplomacy

Chair: Guido van Meersbergen, University of Warwick

Sâqib Bâburî, British Library

Nandini Chatterjee, University of Exeter

Kurosh Meshkat, British Library

16:30-17:00: Coffee (FAB0.08)

17:00-18:30: Keynote

The Foundations of Inter-Polity Relations in Pre-1800 North America

Prof. Saliha Belmessous, University of Oxford/ University of New South Wales

Chair: Lisa Hellman, Lund University

NB: the keynote takes place in FAB0.08

Day 2: Friday 31 May OC0.01 (Oculus)

9:15-11:00: Panel 3 – Ordering Empire

Chair: Rebecca Earle, University of Warwick

‘Imperial Agents’ in South America: Limits and Opportunities of Informal Diplomacy during the Independence Process (1800s-1820s)

Deborah Besseghini, Università degli Studi di Torino

Seeing Berlin from Bogotá: Latin American Reactions to European Imperial Expansion in the late Nineteenth Century

Tom Long, University of Warwick

African Diplomacy on the Zambezi: Lewanika, Count von Caprivi, and the Helgoland-Zanzibar Treaty of 1890

David M. Anderson, University of Warwick and Jonathan M. Jackson, University of Cologne

11:00-11:30: Coffee
11:30-12:45: Panel 4 – Textual Practice

Chair: Natalya Din-Kariuki, University of Warwick

The Art of Emissary among Persianate Courts: Querying the Figure of the Early Modern Envoy

Shounak Ghosh, Vanderbilt University

Malay Diplomatic Correspondences at the National Archives of the Philippines, c. 1750-1800: Connections and Comparisons

Ariel Lopez, University of the Philippines Dilliman

12:45-14:00: Lunch
14:00-15:15 Panel 5 – Trans-Locality

Chair: Nitya Gundu, University of Warwick

Korean Diplomacy and Imperial Transitions: From Identity to Isomorphism (1400–1900)

Sixiang Wang, UCLA

From Captive to Diplomat: Representing the Ottoman State in War and Peace in the Eighteenth Century

Gül Şen, Universität Bonn

15:15-15:45: Coffee
15:45-17:15: Closing Roundtable: Writing Global Diplomatic History

Chair: Birgit Tremml-Werner, Stockholm University

Stefan Eklöf Amirell, Linnaeus University

Saliha Belmessous, University of Oxford/ University of New South Wales

Ariel Lopez, University of the Philippines Dilliman

Tracey Sowerby , University of Oxford

Michael Talbot, University of Greenwich

17:15: Reception

This conference would not have been possible without the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Warwick’s International Partnership Fund, and the Global Diplomacy Network.