How does diplomacy serve to restore security in a world of crises, conflict and right out wars? The European heads of states not only managed to beat Napoleon in 1815, they also succeeded in negotiating peace between the major European powers, and established a security system for the decades thereafter of which the newly constituted Kingdom of the Netherlands was a substantial part.
The Young Academy and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences will be organising a major international conference this autumn about the Congress of Vienna, which took place from 1814 to 1815. A discussion of the fruits, merits – but also weaknesses – of the origins of the European security system and ensuing culture will put our time of global upheaval, pending crises and calls to arms in a historical perspective.
More than forty researchers will attend the conference in Amsterdam to discuss the Congress, the new diplomatic culture with which it became associated, the shifting of international alliances, and its cultural legacy.
The programme consists of
- a public session on the evening of 5 November at the Netherlands’ National Archives in The Hague
- a two-day conference at the Trippenhuis Building in Amsterdam.
Registration and costs
Attendance is free of charge. You may register using this form. Please indicate which days you plan to attend.
The conference is an initiative of:
- Beatrice de Graaf, Leiden University/Campus The Hague, firstname.lastname@example.org (contact person) (In absence: email@example.com)
- Ido de Haan, Utrecht University, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lotte Jensen, Radboud University Nijmegen, email@example.com
- Herman Paul, Leiden University, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maarten Prak, Utrecht University, email@example.com
- Bert van der Zwan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org