Historical International Relations
Historical International Relations is a multidisciplinary sub-field of International Relations, concerned with the historical dimensions of states, state-systems and all things international.
As a quarry for data, testing-ground for theory and site of investigation, history has always been one of the unacknowledged partners of the academic discipline of International Relations. Over the last decades, historical scholarship has emerged in its own right in the discipline. This sub-field is closely aligned also with history and historical sociology but puts the emphasis squarely on the historical dimension of international relations.
News about historical ir
Publications about historical ir
: Book review
Arjun Chowdhury, The myth of international order: why weak states persist and alternatives to the state fade away2020A book review of Arjun Chowdhury's 'The Myth of International Order'.
: Academic anthology
: Academic monograph
Research projects about historical ir
2019 - 2023 (Ongoing)
The purpose of CHOIR is to investigate taken-for-granted concepts of international relations.
2017 - 2021 (Ongoing)
EMPRISE studies the role of the importance of power at sea for the formation of empires and states from 1500-1856.