The Toynbee Prize Foundation contributes to the development of the social sciences, as defined from a broad historical view of human society and of human and social problems.

Recent publications

Mark Lewis, The Birth of the New Justice: The Internationalization of Crime and Punishment, 1919-1950 (Oxford University Press, 2014),

Manjari Chatterjee Miller, Wronged by Empire: Post-imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2013),

Announcements from
New Global History

Feb 3, 2014

Sleuthing the Origins of “Global History”

by Marc-William Palen History does not repeat itself. The historians repeat one another. —Max Beerbohm, 1896. Historians are often charged — sometimes correctly — with precipitously proclaiming a “new” field of study: a field that, upon further investigation, is shown to be remarkably similar to earlier turns in the historiographical timeline. […]


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New Diplomatic History Blog

Mar 17, 2014

The Courtiers of Civilization

Sasson Sofer has written a superb primer on the history and mission of modern diplomacy. It is a short book that can be read in a single sitting, its subject’s vast scope notwithstanding. Sofer has traced diplomacy from its antecedents in the Near East (with the briefest of nods to […]