The series of monthly webinars will start with January’s discussion on Diplomacy in the Prehistoric era. You can consult the background document and join us on Friday (25 January 2013) at 13.00 CET for the online webinar.
About monthly webinars
Besides its main, somewhat obvious, function, the calendar will form the basis for our 2013 discussion on the historical interplay between diplomacy and technology, and its relevance for our time.
When you look at the January image of your desk calendar, imagine that the actors from the image were probably the first diplomats. They represented some group as we do today. They negotiated as we do today, using more-or-less the same techniques of persuasion. They tried to develop bonds beyond the simple truce, in fights, as we do today. They were searching for compromise, often unwillingly, as we do often today.
In our monthly discussions, we will search for links between historical developments and contemporary diplomacy and their relevance to our discussion on e-diplomacy. For example, what can we learn about e-diplomacy from the ways in which the telegraph and radio have affected diplomacy over the last two centuries? or…. How does e-communication affect human empathy?
We invite you and your colleagues to join us in this useful and enjoyable journey through the history of diplomacy and technology.