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Chatham and the failure of English Politics

400 years ago this week the British navy suffered a disaster after the Dutch Raid on the Medway. In this blog our Director, Dr Paul Seaward… 1,503 more words

Early Modern History

@StateDept Opens a New Consulate in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Ken Weisbrode's The Atlanticists: An American Diplomacy Story as Cracks Appear in U.S.-Europe Alliance

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Kenneth Weisbrode is a historian at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy. He was formerly a defense analyst at the Atlantic Council of the U.S. 508 more words

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Foreign Affairs Day Memorial Plaque Ceremony: John Brown Williams Still Missing

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Last year, we blogged about John B. Williams who was  appointed on 10 March 1842 by President Tyler to be United States consul at the Bay of Islands, New Zealand (see  721 more words

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How universalization enabled institutionalization of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembrance in the UN - at the expense of impact

‘I am here to bear witness to the truth about the horrifying effect of nuclear weapons. None of you have ever in reality seen the destruction of the world or the annihilation of mankind. 50 more words

The History Of Human Freedom And Dignity In Western Civilization

Episode 18: Let China Sleep

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Despite seeming to the West as if it was “sleeping,” China in the 1810s was in fact experiencing the crucial transition of the Qing (Manchu) Dynasty from its cultural and political zenith under the Qianlong Emperor to the ruin and chaos that would ramp up in the later 19th century. 394 more words

Podcast

Roundtable: Ambassador in a Hat: The Sartorial Power of Benjamin Franklin’s Fur Cap

This Colonial Couture post is by guest contributor Joanna M. Gohmann, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in 18th– and 19th-Century Art, at The Walters Art Museum… 1,680 more words

American Revolution