Haakon Andreas Ikonomou

Haakon Andreas Ikonomou


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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