The aim of this workshop is to explore the contribution, purposes, and limits of the use of prosopographical methods in international and economic history. The workshop will take place on 17-18 May 2018 at the EUI in Florence. Deadline for applications is 19 March 2018.
This chapter explores one of the very distinctive features of the organisation of G7 summits, namely the group of personal representatives, or ‘sherpas’. Following a prosopographical approach, the study highlights a number of common characteristics among sherpas, in spite of the potential heterogeneity of this group. It further underscores the ambiguity of the G7 as an institution as well as the web of complex relations in which the G7 has embedded itself over time.