Haakon Andreas Ikonomou

Haakon Andreas Ikonomou

Teaching associate professor

My academic interests are international organizations, global disarmament governance, international bureaucracy and diplomacy, European integration, Scandinavian internationalism, digital history, oral history and biography.

I am a Gerda Henkel Fellow within the Special Programme "Security, Society, and the State”, working on the research project European Security in a Changing World: General disarmament between international organization & state sovereignty, 1890s-1930s.

Additionally, I am directing the digital history project Visualizing the League of Nations Secretariat - A Digital Research Tool, where I'm developing a digital visualization of the Secretariat's organizational evolution over time, and concluding the NOS-HS funded project "Scandinavian Internationalist Diplomacy, 1920s-1960s".

This semester (Spring 2022), I will be teaching the course: "The League of Nations: International Organization, International Politics and Internationalism, 1850s-1950s". The course is structured around a research based teaching experiment, kindly funded by KU, entitled "Network-based analysis of the League of Nations Secretariat". (co-taught with Obaida Hanteer, Søndre Campus Datalab).

In the pipeline for 2022, are two publications:
- The edited volume Global Biographies (Manchester University Press), edited together with Gunvor Simonsen (KU) and Laura Almagor (University of Sheffield).

- The monograph The International Bureaucrat in the Twentieth Century - A Global Biography of Thanassis Aghnides (under contract).

I am Review and Online Media Editor of Diplomatica: A journal of diplomacy and society (Brill) and co-founder and steering committee member of Global Biography Working Group (GloBio).

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