About

For current gloknos events and updates please visit the Centre’s external website.


About gloknos

The Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos) was founded by Prof. Inanna Hamati-Ataya in 2017 with support from the European Research Council, and inaugurated at CRASSH, University of Cambridge, in October 2018. Since September 2023, it is hosted by both CRASSH and the Chair Group on Global International Relations at the University of Groningen.

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 trans-disciplinary research and pedagogical training in Global Epistemics, as well as cross-sectorial exchanges and initiatives, through a transnational 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.

Collage of posters.

Posters collage for gloknos’ 5th anniversary


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).

People

gloknos Core Team

  • Inanna Hamati-Ataya, Director
  • David Nally, Deputy Director for Research Development, CRASSH)
  • Maarten Meijer, Research Networks Development Officer, Groningen
  • Stacey Copeland, Creative Publications Advisor, Groningen
  • Hemelkart Ataya, Intellectual Property & Knowledge Transfer Advisor, CRASSH
  • Felix Anderl, Research Associate(left August 2020)
  • Matt Holmes, Research Associate (left February 2022)

gloknos is home to a wide variety of associate members, institutional partners, research group leaders, and other affiliates – you can see their profiles via our website. We are also grateful for the careful guidance and support of our Advisory Board members.

Visitors

Events

To find more about current gloknos events please visit the Centre’s website.

Archive

Conference 2023
Recasting the political: perspectives from deep history
3 Jul 2023 - 4 Jul 2023 9:00 - 18:00, Bradfield Room, Darwin College, Silver Street Cambridge CB3 9EU
Annual lecture series 2018 - 2022
Turning the global history of ‘technology’ upside down – gloknos annual lecture series
19 Oct 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Geographies of knowledge in ancient and modern Iraq – gloknos annual lecture series
4 Dec 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
In the Bay of Bengal: modelling empire, globe and self – gloknos annual lecture series
23 Jan 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Knowledge and war: paper technologies in early modern empires – gloknos annual lecture series
28 Feb 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
The political economy of nutrition in the eighteenth century – gloknos annual lecture series
8 Mar 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Circulating public knowledge: towards a new history of the postwar humanities – gloknos annual lecture series
2 May 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Heavens and earth: an empirical approach to knowledge across cultures – gloknos annual lecture series
14 Jun 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Novelty and the emergence of the western global in the early sixteenth century – gloknos annual lecture series
28 Oct 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room S2, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
The future of history: from cliodynamics to degenerative dystopia, via science fiction – gloknos annual lecture series
10 Dec 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
From Epistemicide to Global Knowledge: Reconstructing a Decolonised Academy – gloknos Annual Lecture
7 Feb 2020 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Heavens and earth: an empirical approach to knowledge across cultures – gloknos annual lecture series
15 Apr 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Sarah de Rijcke – gloknos annual lecture series
15 May 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Towards a global history of knowledge? premises, promises, concerns – gloknos annual lecture series
15 Jun 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Strauss in Beijing – gloknos annual lecture series
15 Apr 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Online via Zoom
The history of science, the history of ideas, and intellectual history – gloknos annual lecture series
29 Apr 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Online via Zoom
The view from the land, 1947-1981: ‘modernity’ in British agriculture – gloknos annual lecture series
13 May 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Online via Zoom
Women’s international thought: toward a new canon? – gloknos annual lecture series
27 May 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Online via Zoom
Indigenous data sovereignty – gloknos annual lecture series
2 Jun 2021 10:00pm - 11:30pm, Online, via Zoom
Ali al-Sharafi’s oeuvre as something other than simply local or global – gloknos annual lecture series
9 Jun 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Online via Zoom
Islamicate territorial imaginations: maps, birds, and related machinations – gloknos annual lecture series
16 Jun 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Online via Zoom
Kalwant Bhopal – gloknos annual lecture series
17 Jun 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Online, via Zoom
Salvage, service, or militancy: missions, unions, and states in maritime Arab world – gloknos annual lecture series
23 Jun 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Online via Zoom
Sarah de Rijcke – gloknos annual lecture series
9 Jul 2021 14:00 - 16:00, Online
Soil research and practice of ethnopedology – gloknos annual lecture series
18 Feb 2022 15:00-17:00, Online
Workshops and symposia 2018 - 2023
‘Norming Knowledges’ Ideas Lab
29 Jan 2019 8:30am - 5:30pm, 1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College, Cambridge, CB3 9EU
‘Leonardo da Vinci: Imagining Futures’ Symposium
25 Oct 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm, Rooms SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
‘The Right to Science’ Symposium
1 Apr 2020 - 3 Apr 2020 All day, Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
‘Agrarian Relations: Towards an Epistemology of Land’ Symposium
18 May 2020 - 19 May 2020 All day,
‘The Right to Science’ Symposium
7 Oct 2020 - 8 Oct 2020 All day, Online
(In)visible Labour: Knowledge Production in Twentieth-Century Science
22 Feb 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Online, via Zoom
‘Toward a Non-Hegemonic Sociology’ Symposium
28 Jun 2021 - 29 Jun 2021 All day, Online, via Zoom
‘Epistemologies of Soil’ Symposium
26 Nov 2021 2:00pm - 7:00pm, Online, via Zoom
Cum Panis seminars 2018 - 2023
States of Emergence, States of Knowledge: On International Relations Theorising in Rising Powers
6 Nov 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Intangible Material Culture: Technical Knowledge Transfer in Architecture
28 Jan 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Ranking the World: Globalising Status Competition in International Society
14 Feb 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
The Power of Agnosis and the Politics of the Unknown
14 May 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Becoming Worldly: Relationality as Methodology – gloknos
30 May 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Agriculture and Anti-Imperialism: The Transnational Career of Pandurang Khankhoje
4 Jun 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Consent, Prosent and Biomedical Data in the Era of Blockchain
10 Jun 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
The Burning Issue: Hazy Relations and the Construction of Knowledge in Land Management Fires
20 Jun 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Drake, Maroons and the Predation of Spanish Imperial Connectivity in the Sixteenth Century
29 Oct 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Consent, Prosent and Biomedical Data in the Era of Blockchain – gloknos seminar
30 Oct 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Room S3, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Trade, Empire and Late-Victorian Economists
20 Nov 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College, Silver Street, CB3 9EU
The Seventeenth-Century Safavid Diplomatic Envoy to Siam: A Politics of Knowledge Formation
12 Dec 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Room S2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Neoliberalism’s Literary Rhythms: Engaging with Canonical Texts to Vanquish the Market Myth
24 Jan 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Room S2, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Revisiting the North/South Binary: Towards a Thirding Lens
28 Jan 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Collection Ecologies: Insects, Information, and Improvement in Joseph Banks’s Knowledge Network
23 Jun 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
The costs of recognition: global epistemological politics of religion | gloknos
14 Dec 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm, Online
War/organised violence and political evolution: the ancient Mediterranean to the modern world
10 Jul 2023 15:00 - 17:00, Online | Room S3, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Cambridge Festival 2018 - 2023
GM crops in human history
15 Mar 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Room SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Objects: carriers of knowledge
19 Mar 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX
Meat and potatoes: changing diets for changing times?
15 Oct 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm, Sainsbury Laboratory , Auditorium, 47 Bateman Street , CB2 1LR
Can you live without chocolate?
19 Mar 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RB
Alternative proteins, alternative values: changing foods for a changing world
8 Apr 2022 15:30 - 17:00, Online & In Person at Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA
A world of tastes: nature, culture and the making of the palate
8 Apr 2022 17:30 - 19:00, Online & In Person at Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA
Book launches 2018 - 2023
Book Launch – Western Dominance in International Relations? – gloknos Sponsored Event
21 Jan 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm, London School of Economics
Book Launch – Canguilhem
20 May 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Room S1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Book Launch – Making the World Global: US Universities & the Production of the Global Imaginary
11 Jun 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Book Launch – The Transforming Power of Cultural Rights: A Promising Law and Humanities Approach
17 Jun 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Knowledge Beyond Discipline | Global Epistemics Book Series Launch
29 Oct 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Rooms SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Book Launch – Nikola Tesla and the Electrical Future
30 Oct 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Book Launch – Blood Relations: Transfusion and the Making of Human Genetics | gloknos
11 May 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Online, via Zoom
Book Launch – Genetic Crossroads: The Middle East and the Science of Human Heredity | gloknos
22 Jun 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Online, via Zoom
Book launch – IR in a Post-Truth World | gloknos
6 Oct 2021 15:00 - 16:30, Online
Book Launch – Mapping, Connectivity and the Making of European Empires | gloknos
16 Nov 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Online, via Zoom
Book launch – ‘The Right to Science: Then and Now’
3 Dec 2021 16:00 - 18:00, Online
Book launch – Scientific History | gloknos
16 Dec 2021 17:00 - 19:00, Online
Book launch: Endangered Maize | gloknos
13 May 2022 16:00 - 17:30, Online
Book launch: ‘Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics’
26 Sep 2022 15:00 - 17:00, Room SR24, English Faculty 9 West Road, Cambridge & online
Book launch: Routledge Handbook on the Sciences in Islamicate Societies | gloknos
13 Apr 2023 15:00 - 17:00, Online
Global epistemological politics of religion 2023
Global epistemological politics of religion 2023: session one
7 Feb 2023 13:00 - 14:30, Online

Elina Hartikainen (University of Helsinki)

Global epistemological politics of religion 2023: session two
9 Mar 2023 14:00 - 15:30, Online

Elayne Oliphant

Global epistemological politics of religion 2023: session three
18 Apr 2023 14:00 - 15:30, Online

Iza Hussin (Cambridge)

Global epistemological politics of religion 2023: session four
16 May 2023 17:00 - 18:30, Online

Joseph Blankholm (UC Santa Barbara)

 

 

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