Carnet & Revue Zilsel

ZIL_001_L204Collaboration has started with the dynamic and creative team of the Carnet Zilsel — led by Arnaud Saint-Martin and Jérôme Lamy — and its recently established and brilliantly innovative journal, the Revue Zilsel. As its name indicates, the Zilsel project is interested in the social production and diffusion of scientific and technical knowledges, combining state-of-the-art research at the intersections of anthropology, sociology, history, and philosophy with a refreshing, artisanal operational style that privileges good-old collaborative social-scientific work and the intelligent unity of form and content. It is very reminiscent of the spirit that guided Bourdieu’s establishment and operations of the Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales and I’m delighted to join the editorial team as work on the journal’s 4th issue (slated for a September 2018 publication) is underway. This is the first of many collaborations to come between  Zilsel and GloKnoS, which we are developing gradually across the Channel. More on this and other partnerships at the end of the summer, when GloKnoS’s independent website goes live.

Two Postdocs at CRASSH Cambridge

I am recruiting two postdoctoral researchers to join my project ARTEFACT and the newly established Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (GloKnoS), which will be hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge as of March 2018.

Both positions are for 3 years, starting anytime between 1 September 2018 (preferred) and 1 February 2019. The deadline for application is 9 March 2018, and interviews of shortlisted candidates are scheduled for 24 April.

All the details about the two posts and the application procedure are available through this link. For direct access to the full description and requirements of the posts, see PDRA1 and PDRA2.

The ‘Vocation’ Redux


A shorter and updated version of a paper I first prepared for the 54th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association in 2013 is now forthcoming (2018) in Current Sociology: The ‘Vocation’ Redux: A Post-Weberian Perspective from the Sociology of Knowledge. Pre-publication version available here.

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Global Epistemics at the EISA’s 12th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

Berit Bliesemann de Guevara and I are convening Section 18 on Global Epistemics, at the 12th Pan-European Conference on International Relations organised by the European International Studies Association from 12 to 15 September 2018 in Prague. The Section is sponsored by our respective research centres, the Centre for the International Politics of Knowledge (KNOWLEDGE) and the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (GloKnoS).

Abstract copied below, and more information on the conference can be found here.

EISA PEC18 Section 18 Global Epistemics

The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations

gofas et al SAGE HB

Andreas Gofas, Nicholas Onuf, and I have just submitted our Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations, coming out with SAGE in August 2018. We started this project in the summer of 2014 and are very happy to see it completed, with a fantastic set of contributors. The table of contents and chapter abstracts are available here.