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.

For the next two years (since July 2021) 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 we will develop a digital visualization of the Secretariat's organizational evolution over time, and concluding the NOS-HS funded project "Scandinavian Internationalist Diplomacy, 1920s-1960s".

In the pipeline (for 2021/2022), are four publications:
- The edited volume Global Biographies (Manchester University Press), edited together with Gunvor Simonsen (KU) and Laura Almagor (University of Sheffield).
- “Scandinavian Legal Internationalism and the Creation of the Permanent Court of International Justice” in Transforming the Politics of International Law: The Advisory Committee of Jurists and the Formation of the World Court in the League of Nations. Morris, P. S. (Ed.), Routledge. Co-authored with Morten Rasmussen (KU).
- The special issue Nordic Nineties together with Ada Nissen (University of Oslo), Andreas Hellenes (Aarhus University) and Carl Marklund (Södertörn University). Appearing in the journal Culture Unbound.
- 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).

I am available for MA-thesis supervision (please feel free to write) and will be teaching a source-based MA-course on the history of the League of Nations in the spring of 2022.

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