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Workshop 1 February 2017

Programme GHCC workshop

Cross-Cultural Diplomacy Compared: Afro-Eurasian Perspectives (16th-18th Centuries)

Date and Time: Wednesday 1 February 2017 – 11.00-18.00

Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick - IAS Seminar Room, Millburn House, Millburn Hill Road, University of Warwick Science Park, Coventry, CV4 7HS


11.00-11.30 - Coffee and Welcome – Dr Guido van Meersbergen (University of Warwick)

Panel 1: Concepts - Chair: Dr John-Paul Ghobrial (Balliol College, University of Oxford)

11.30-12.15 – Prof Joan-Pau Rubiés (ICREA/Universitat Pompeu Fabra) – Conceptualizing Cross-Cultural Diplomacy in the Early Modern World: Problems and Contexts

12.15-13.00 – Prof Christine Vogel (Universität Vechta) – Cross-Cultural Diplomatic Ritual: Performance and Representation

13.00-14.00 - Lunch

Panel 2: Case Studies - Chair: Dr Zoltán Biedermann (UCL)

14.00-14.45 – Dr Guido van Meersbergen (University of Warwick) – Modes of Diplomacy: Rethinking East India Company Diplomacy in Mughal South Asia

14.45-15.30 – Lennart Bes (Universiteit Leiden) - Etiquette and Embarrassments: Court Protocol and Diplomatic Insult in Early Modern South India

15.30-16.15 – Dr Christina Brauner (Universität Bielefeld) – Negotiating Comparisons: Concepts of Statehood and Uses of Time in Afro-European Diplomacy (18th-19th c.)

16.15-16.45 - Coffee

Roundtable: Towards a Global History of Early Modern Diplomatic Exchange

16.45-18.00 – Discussants: Prof Nandini Das (University of Liverpool), Dr Zoltán Biedermann (UCL), Dr Guido van Meersbergen (University of Warwick)





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