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Diplomacy in Translation

Jason Dittmer begins AHRC Fellowship

Diplomacy in Translation

Dr Jason Dittmer began his AHRC Fellowship this month, entitled Diplomacy in translation: British foreign policy as a techno-cultural assemblage.

The project reconsiders British diplomacy from the perspective of everyday interactions with other diplomatic entities that are prior to, and shape, foreign policy formation. It does so through a series of historical snapshots of moments when new ‘outside’ elements were incorporated into the British diplomatic apparatus.

Gathered through archival research and interviews, these snapshots together provide a different picture from that usually presented of the way foreign policy is produced

The Fellowship is an extension of Jason’s AHRC Research Network (“Diplomatic Cultures”), co-organized with Dr Fiona McConnell (Newcastle University).

The theoretical basis for the project has just been published, as “Geopolitical assemblages and complexity”, in Progress in Human Geography.



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