ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

donderdag 7 mei 2020

BOOK: Haakon A. IKONOMOU & Karen GRAM-SKJOLDAGER (eds.), The League of Nations. Perspectives from the Present (Aarhus: University Press, 2019). ISBN: 9788771846201, 299 DKK, pp. 284


The League of Nations – Perspectives from the Present is an accessible and richly illustrated edited volume displaying a wide variety of cutting-edge research on the many ways the League of Nations shaped its times, and continues to shape our contemporary world. A series of bite-size studies, divided into three thematic parts, investigates how the League affected the world around it and the lives of the people who became part of this ‘first great experiment’ in international organisation. Recent research has reinterpreted the League as a laboratory of global economic, political and humanitarian governance. Expanding on this, the volume aims to show that the League is an ‘academic site’, where international history – as a discipline – has re-invented itself by integrating new approaches from social, cultural and media history. With an introduction by Director-General Michael Møller of the United Nations Organisation in Geneva, this work is a timely reminder of the fragile, varied and enduring history of multilateralism, on the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.


Karen Gram-Skjoldager is Associate Professor at the Department of Culture and Society - History, 
Aarhus University.
Haakon Andreas Ikonomou is Associate Professor at the SAXO-Institute for Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History in Copenhagen.


A pdf version of the table of contents is available here.

More information here.

(source: ESCLH Blog)