Haakon Andreas Ikonomou
Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 København S
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.