DiplomaticA is a research seminar on the art of diplomacy and the dialogue between art, literature and diplomacy which gathers researchers from all fields (literature, history, art history, law, international relations) and all countries. It promotes the study of early modern diplomacy as a place for tactical and strategic reflections and innovations through the prism of imagination.

After a first research programme devolved to the Forms and Theories of Early Modern Diplomacy (2012-2016), the seminar now focuses on the mechanisms of negotiation and entente in a new interuniversity ESOF 2018 labelled research programme, Creating the Entente: Forms and Agents of Conflict Resolution in Shakespeare’s Europe (2017-2019).

Contact: diplofab@gmail.com


  • Programme Créer l’entente / Creating the Entente (2017-2019) is an interuniversity programme supported by Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes (EA 801, Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès) and the Institut de recherche sur la Renaissance, l’âge Classique et les Lumières (UMR 5186, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3/CNRS).

Event 1: Staging the Truce in Early Modern Literature and History /Mettre en scène la trêve à la Renaissance (Toulouse, 27 October 2017)

Event 2: The art of brokering agreements: identities and agencies of Renaissance peacemakers / L’art des créateurs et des créatrices d’entente: identités et modalités d’action (New Orleans, Renaissance Society of America, 23 March 2018)

Event 3: What can Shakespeare do for us? (Montpellier, 23 June 2018)

  • Programme Formes et théories de la diplomatie / Forms and Theories of Early Modern Diplomacy : a programme supported by Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes (EA 801) and the Institut de Recherche Pluridisciplinaire en Arts Lettres et Langues, IRPALL (FED 4098) (2012-2016)

The results of this programme are available in the publication section of the website.