[Webinar] The invention of the telegraph and the golden age in the history of diplomacy

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We invite you to continue our walk along the timeline of the evolution of diplomacy and technology. After the overview of Renaissance diplomacy and the invention of the printing press, our next stop is the period when the telegraph was invented and diplomacy reached its golden age.

 

The Congress of Vienna laid the foundation for modern diplomacy – including the introduction of diplomatic precedent and diplomatic ranks. The period between the Congress of Vienna and World War I was often described as a golden age of diplomacy, which managed to secure one of the most peaceful periods in recent history.

During this period, structural developments took place in both communication and diplomacy. Communication inventions became part of daily life, gradually becoming integrated into global telecommunication networks. The key technological invention was the telegraph, which, for the first time in human history, effectively detached communication from transportation. 

 

To find out more, join us for this advanced diplomacy webinar in our series on the evolution of technology and diplomacy – The invention of the telegraph and the golden age in the history of diplomacy – hosted by Jovan Kurbalija on Tuesday, 26th August at 15:00 CET

 

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