This multidisciplinary workshop highlighted some of the ways in which physical and meta-physical spaces have influenced the practice of diplomacy, from the ancient world to modern times. Drawing together classicists, international historians, cultural geographers and political scientists, this workshop included speakers on the boundaries as well as the opportunities offered by urban public spaces, the peculiarities of exile and ‘alien space’, diplomacy in ‘private space’ in the form of summitry and the extraordinary freedom this can offer, the boundaries of language, and the challenges of cyberspace to diplomacy in today’s world.



This event was supported by the Leverhulme Trust