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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems


Elvira Tamus conducts her doctoral research on early sixteenth-century Franco-Hungarian diplomacy in the context of the Valois-Habsburg-Ottoman great power relations at the Cambridge History Faculty. Her microhistorical approach focuses on the relations, loyalty, communication, rhetoric, practices, and services of diplomatic actors in order to explore how their agency contributed to high politics, and the ways in which the circulation of people and information created an interconnected geopolitical space between Central Europe and the Mediterranean.


Elvira obtained her BA degree in History and French at the University of Leicester (UK) and her MA degree in Medieval and Early Modern European History at Leiden University (The Netherlands). She has been a Visiting Student at the Institute of History, Research Centre for the Humanities (Budapest, Hungary); Sorbonne University (Paris, France); and the Université libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium). Elvira has co-organised several academic seminars and conferences, and co-edited Carnival: Journal of the International Students of History Association. She teaches European and world history at the Cambridge History Faculty and the Global History Lab Program.