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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.' 

ARTEFACT aims to offer a novel understanding and theorisation of ‘the global’ by examining the constitution and transformation of global political structures from the anthropological perspective of humankind’s epistemic development. To do so it takes as a case-study the emergence and diffusion of four major global agricultural revolutions of the ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary eras, focusing on the patterns and pathways characterising the co-constitution and co-evolution of global and international socio-political and epistemic structures and processes in each of, and across, these major historical configurations.




Key publications: 

Andreas Gofas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya and Nicholas Onuf (ed.) The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations (London: SAGE, 2018).

Inanna Hamati-Ataya, 'The "Vocation" Redux: A Post-Weberian Perspective from the Sociology of Knowledge', Current Sociology, 66, 7 (2018): pp. 995-1012. 

Inanna Hamati-Ataya, 'The Sociology of Knowledge as Post-Philosophical Epistemology: Out of IR's 'Socially Constructed' Idealism' International Studies Review, 20, 1 (2018 [previously 2017]): pp. 3-29. 


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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