I would like to organize a panel for the 2011 Annual Convention in Washington, DC. The theme of the Convention is “Authority.” For more details about the convention, please visit the ASEEES web site: http://www.aseees.org/forms.html. The tentative title of a proposed panel is: “Forging Reputation: Governments, National Image, and Cultural Diplomacy.”
My paper—tentatively titled: “Continuation of War by Other Means: Interwar Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy”—would discuss Hungarian efforts to win Western support for their foreign policy goals. It would depict the ways Hungarian government aimed to utilize cultural production to (re-)construct their image abroad. While my main focus is on Hungary, nevertheless my presentation would tell a transnational story for Czechoslovaks and Romanians too competed for the goodwill of London, Paris, Washington, and of course Berlin.
All papers discussing cultural diplomacy—or public diplomacy—regardless of geographic focus and periodization are welcome.
If you are interested in joining this panel as a panelist, discussant, or chair, please contact me off-list at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for panel proposals is January 15, 2011. (Thus please have abstract and CV ready by the 14th of January).
Sincerely, Zsolt Nagy
PhD Candidate (UNC Chapel Hill, Department of History)
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