Haakon A. Ikonomou - New Post doc at CAS

As of August 1, 2016 Haakon A. Ikonomou is affiliated the Sapere Aude-funded project “The Invention of International Bureaucracy. The League of Nations and the Creation of International Public Administration, c. 1920-1960”

04.08.2016 | Camilla Dimke

Haakon A. Ikonomou received his PhD in history at the European University Institute in 2016. From 2014 to 2016, he was external lecturer at the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen (KU) and at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University (AU), teaching European, international and global 20th century history and political science and historical methodology. He holds a bachelor and master in history from the University of Oslo.

 Haakon A. Ikonomou’s work focuses on diplomacy and diplomats, European integration history and EC/EU enlargements, interwar Europe, international organisations and international bureaucracy and oral history. His current postdoc at AU – a part of Karen Gram-Skjoldager’s Sapere Aude-funded project “The Invention of International Bureaucracy. The League of Nations and the Creation of International Public Administration, c. 1920-1960” – will investigate the Disarmament Section of the League of Nations and map the Nordic employees of the organisation.

 Ikonomou is co-founder of European Integration History Working Group (EIH-WG) at the EUI, the network Nyt Diplomati (a part of New Diplomatic History), and is currently heading the EURECO Research Network at the University of Copenhagen. He is also part of the HISTCOM3-project (2015-2019): History of the European Commission, 1986-2000, headed by the The Université catholique de Louvain. Recent publications include “To Remember like a Diplomat” (TEMP, Dec. 2015) and “Boundary-spanning diplomats for a European cause. Norway, the EC and information efforts, 1962-1967” in Thomas Raineau et. al. (Eds.) Diplomaties plurielles au XXème siècle. Sociabilités, réseaux et pratiques diplomatiques en Europe depuis 1919, (Brussels: Peter Lang, forthcoming). He is also co-editor of European Enlargement Across Rounds and Beyond Borders (London: Routledge, forthcoming).

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