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 4The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750) (Toulouse, 30-31 May 2019), in association with The Premodern Diplomats Network. (see Conferences & Events and Call for Papers sections)

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

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

  • 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)

See the publication section of the website.