'David Hume and diplomacy, 1746-1769': Diplomacy in the Early Modern Period (1400-1800)

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SpeakerDr Felix Waldmann (Christ’s College, Cambridge)

Paper Title: ‘David Hume and diplomacy, 1746-1769’

This talk will discuss the philosopher David Hume’s career as an aide-de-camp and diplomat, c. 1746-1769; it will focus particularly on Dr Waldmann's recovery of several new biographical sources from this period of Hume’s life, and it will examine how Hume’s diplomatic activities may have informed his historical writing, political thought, and authorial persona.


Diplomacy in Early Modern Period 1400-1800

Contact name: Ruggero Sciuto

Contact email: ruggero.sciuto@hertford.ox.ac.uk

Audience: Open to all