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First Name
Helen
Last Name
Shears
Affiliation
Duke University
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Keywords
early modern Europe, diplomacy, international law, global politics, European empire building, monarchy
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About Me

I am PhD student at Duke University and a historian of early modern political history, specifically focused on diplomacy as a lens with which to view European imperial expansion in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. I also work on the history of diplomacy as a global institution, and the relationship between the practice of diplomacy and international law.

I look forward to connecting with many more women historians through this site!

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, France, Mediterranean, North America, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Diplomacy, Gender, Higher Ed, Law, Literary History, Politics