Inauguration of the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos) 19 October 2018

Edgerton_PosterI’m delighted to announce the official inauguration of the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos) on 19 October 2018, from 4 to 7 PM at CRASSH, University of Cambridge.

Prof. David Edgerton, of King’s College London, who is joining gloknos‘s Advisory Board, will give the inaugural lecture, which also launches gloknos‘s first Annual Lecture Series, entitled ‘Turning the global history of ‘technology’ upside down: The supremacy of Uruguay’.

The lecture is held in Rooms SG1 + SG2 in the Alison Richard Building from 5 to 7 PM, with refreshments served in the Atrium at 4 PM. Details and booking link available here:


IR Centenary Roundtable at the EISA’s PEC18 Conference

Handbook Flyer 2The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations is now out (

Last week in Prague, we organised a roundtable with 10 of the contributors to the Handbook, at the European International Studies Association’s 12th Pan-European Conference on International Relations. For many scholars in the field of IR, 2018 is the 100th year of the field’s institutional existence, and we hope the Handbook, which offers a collective reflection on IR as an academic field and a community of practice, will help colleagues and students commemorate this ‘centenary’ with a historically and sociologically robust understanding of our past and present condition as researchers, teachers, and citizens.

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