Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos)

2017–2022


Summary

The Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos) was founded by Dr. Inanna Hamati-Ataya in autumn 2017 with support from the European Research Council, and inaugurated at CRASSH, University of Cambridge, in autumn 2018. 

gloknos (/'glɒnɒs/) is a multi-disciplinary research centre and intellectual community concerned with the constitution, diffusion, exchange, and use of human knowledges throughout history. It aims to foster advanced cross-disciplinary research and pedagogical training in Global Epistemics, as well as cross-sectorial exchanges and initiatives, through a global network of associate members and partners engaged in academic and public-oriented collaborations and activities, an institutional and virtual infrastructure, and a range of scientific and public dissemination channels dedicated to the diffusion of its research outputs to the widest audience.

Visit the Centre's website for more information.
 


gloknos is initially funded for 5 years by the European Research Council through a Consolidator Grant awarded to Dr. Inanna Hamati-Ataya for her project ARTEFACT (2017-2022), under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (ERC grant agreement no. 724451).
 

 

Annual Lecture Series

Annual Lectures and Seminars
"Turning the global history of ‘technology’ upside down" - gloknos Annual Lecture Series
19 October 2018, SG1 + 2, Alison Richard Building
"Geographies of knowledge in ancient and modern Iraq" - gloknos Annual Lecture Series
04 December 2018, SG1 + 2, Alison Richard Building
"In the Bay of Bengal: Modelling Empire, Globe and Self" - gloknos Annual Lecture Series
23 January 2019, SG1+2, Alison Richard Building
"Knowledge and War: Paper Technologies in Early Modern Empires" - gloknos Annual Lecture Series
28 February 2019, SG1+2, Alison Richard Building
"The Political Economy of Nutrition in the 18th Century" - gloknos Annual Lecture Series
08 March 2019, SG1+2, Alison Richard Building
gloknos Annual Lecture Series- Dr Johan Östling
02 May 2019, SG1, Alison Richard Building
gloknos Annual Lecture Series- Dr Sonja Brentjes
14 June 2019, SG1+2, Alison Richard Building

Cambridge Connects

Knowledge and Digital Capitalism Reading Group
Knowledge in the Age of Digital Capitalism
16 October 2018, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College
Cognitive Capitalism
30 October 2018, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College
Platform Capitalism | Algorithmic Governance
13 November 2018, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College
Downloading the Dreaming
27 November 2018, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College
Ordering Knowledge
22 January 2019, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College
Anticipatory Uncertainty
05 February 2019, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College
Future Science
19 February 2019, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College
Open Access
05 March 2019, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College
Teaching Machines
30 April 2019, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College
Big Data
14 May 2019, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College
Platform Capitalism
28 May 2019, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College
Digital Sociology
11 June 2019, Mary Allan Building, Homerton College

Ontopolitics of the Future Reading Group
Ontological Politics
11 October 2018, S2, Alison Richard Building
The Politics of Life Itself
25 October 2018, S2, Alison Richard Building
Excavating Contemporary Capitalism
08 November 2018, S2, Alison Richard Building
Geontologies
22 November 2018, S2, Alison Richard Building
Ontopower
17 January 2019, S2, Alison Richard Building
Climate Leviathan
31 January 2019, S2, Alison Richard Building
Toxic Politics & Nuclear Bunkers
14 February 2019, S2, Alison Richard Building
Global Health Security | Cryopolitics
28 February 2019, S1, Alison Richard Building
Scopic Regimes | The Machine That Ate Bad People
14 March 2019, S2, Alison Richard Building
Non-Human Politics
25 April 2019, S2, Alison Richard Building
Ontofeminism
09 May 2019, S2, Alison Richard Building
After Extinction
23 May 2019, S2, Alison Richard Building
Living on a Damaged Planet
07 June 2019, S2, Alison Richard Building

Cum Panis Seminars

gloknos cum panis seminars
States of Emergence, States of Knowledge: On International Relations Theorising in Rising Powers
06 November 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building
Intangible Material Culture: Technical Knowledge Transfer in Architecture
28 January 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room
Ranking the World: Globalising Status Competition in International Society
14 February 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building
The Power of Agnosis and the Politics of the Unknown
14 May 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room

Global Epistemics Summer School

The first edition of the Global Epistemics Summer School will take place in July 2020. More information will be available later this year.

Ideas Lab

Norming Knowledges - The gloknos Ideas Lab
29 January 2019, 1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College

Big History Symposia

The first edition of gloknos’s Big History Symposia will take place in July 2019. More information will be available later this year.

The Post-Disciplinary Initiative

Coming Soon

Other Events

Book Launch at the LSE: Western Dominance in International Relations? - gloknos Sponsored Event
21 January 2019, London School of Economics
GM Crops in Human History - Cambridge Festival of Science
15 March 2019, SG1+2, Alison Richard Building
Objects: Carriers of Knowledge - Cambridge Festival of Science
19 March 2019, Lecture Theatre 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms