Samstag, 10. Februar 2018, 09:00 - 14:00 iCal

Conflict Management in Modern Diplomacy(1500-1914)

International Conference

Campus AKH, "Aula" und "Alte Kapelle"
Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Donnerstag, 08. Februar 2018, 14:00 - 19:30

Freitag, 09. Februar 2018, 09:00 - 19:45

Conflict management was a genuine task of modern diplomacy, from its very beginnings in the 16th century onwards. In spite of the fact that diplomatic history has undergone an important renewal in the past decades, evolving from a history of institutions towards actor-based and intercultural history, conflicts – if addressed at all – are still regarded as the dysfunctional side of diplomacy.

The conference, which is organised by the research group “Diplomacy in Conflict”, focuses on conflict management as the constant processes of mediation and negotiation, which included efforts but also resistance, success but also failure. Diplomatic contacts were not only destined to resolve political or military conflicts, but could also be highly conflictual themselves, due to cultural differences, such as incompatible codes or stereotypes. Diplomatic strategies comprised the avoidance and resolution of conflicts as well as their deliberate escalation or provocation. Furthermore, since the end of the 18th century, cultural conflicts became increasingly charged with national connotations.

The conference is aimed to discuss the changing strategies and modes of conflict management within modern diplomacy in order to provide a deeper understanding of diplomatic processes.


The conference is open to the public, but participants are required to register in advance via the following link:

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Dorothea Nolde, Julia Gebke

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Julia Gebke
Institut für Geschichte / Universität Wien
+43 1 4277 40859