The blog is currently administered by Bobby Anderson a director of the Premodern Diplomats Network.
Guidelines for Submission
The average blog post should be at an absolute MAXIMUM of 1000 words (as studies show people stop reading at this point- the internet is a fickle thing), but can be shorter. Really, they need only be as long as it takes to say something interesting. Ideas for blog posts include:
A short biography of a diplomat/embassy of interest (or who represents a field of interest)
A short post about an event or topic of interest to diplomatic history
A transcript of a short source on a diplomat or embassy history, with a few lines explaining where it came from
A taster for your latest book in the field of diplomatic history- not a book review so much as a story or example that your book illuminates that will draw readers to your work. We will in turn put a link to your book on Amazon or some other relevant site.
If you would like to submit please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why should you do this? This is an opportunity to draw people to the PDN website, to encourage new members, and, in our IMPACT orientated world, to get your research out to a wider public. If you include your research (or that of others) under a further reading section at the bottom, then we will link to where it can be purchased- please do not include more than a couple of works. If you are going to be speaking or plugging your book, we could include a short advert with your post. If you represent an archive, give us a transcript of a source that reflects your collection and we will direct readers to your archive.
If you want to get involved and contribute a post, please let me know the topic of your post. While I will read posts for typos, they will generally be posted as sent so please make sure you are happy with the quality. Please also include two lines about yourself for the website.
Comments on Posts
We encourage comments and want this blog to be a space where people can discuss diplomatic history and share ideas, sources and thoughts.
Comments should be polite and relevant to the post in question. No sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, or ablist comments; no comments which make personal attacks on any blogger or commenter, or comments that are otherwise offensive. The administrator decides what is offensive and/ or relevant to the post. While comments are not moderated before posting, comments that fall foul of the commenting policy will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be banned.