Birgit Tremml-Werner and Lisa Hellman are the recipients of this year’s Mattingly Award for their co-written article published in Diplomatica Vol. 2, Issue 1: ‘Merely “Ad hoc” Diplomacy? A Global Historical Comparison of Early Modern Japanese-Spanish and Qing-Russian Foreign Relations’. The article provides an in-depth comparison of informal diplomatic practices spanning the Eurasian space, and its scope and ambition make it stand out as an article of particular quality.
Every year Brill, the editorial board of Diplomatica, and the New Diplomatic History Network award a prize for an article of excellence and originality on the subject of diplomatic society or culture, broadly defined.