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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


Inanna is PI of ARTEFACT, a 5-year project that started in September 2017, funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The project will explore 'The Global as Artefact: Understanding the Patterns of Global Political History Through an Anthropology of Knowledge – The Case of Agriculture in Four Global Systems from the Neolithic to the Present.' 

The project draws on cross-disciplinary studies to conceptualise the evolutionary patterns of the transformation of agricultural systems in different regions of the world, and better track the diffusion of agricultural products (conceived as carriers of human knowledge), infrastructures, techniques, and practices across these regions and through time.




Key publications: 

Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2019) “The Sociology of Knowledge at the Service of a Universal History: Societies, Sciences and Techniques Through the Prism of the (Very) Longue Durée. Paper to be presented at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France (January 2019).

Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2018) “Deep-Historicising Global Connectivity: The Diffusion of Pre-Historical Knowledges in Neolithic Eurasia.” Paper in preparation for the European International Studies Association’s 12th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (Section 18: Global Epistemics), Prague (September 2018).

Hamati-Ataya, Inanna (2017) “Knowledge, the International, and the Global(ised): A Case for the Anthropological Imagination.” Paper presented at the International Theory Workshop, Department of International Relations, LSE (18 January).

Principal Research Associate, CRASSH
ERC Principal Investigator
Founding Director of the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos)
Dr Inanna  Hamati-Ataya
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Plant Biology

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Infectious Diseases


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