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First Name
Helen
Last Name
Shears
Affiliation
Duke University
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Keywords
early modern Europe, global history, political history, diplomatic history, state formation, empire building, monarchy, politics and gender,
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I am PhD student at Duke University and a young historian of early modern political history, specifically focused on diplomacy as a lens with which to view the connection between state formation and empire building during this period of European expansion. I’m also exploring how¬†different forms of imperial and state sovereignty were operated and negotiated on the global stage as well as interested in the theoretical relationship between diplomacy and sovereignty. I look forward to connecting with many more women historians through this site!

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Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, France, Mediterranean, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Gender, Politics