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.

Welcome to our website.

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.



gloknos was initially funded for 6 years by the European Research Council through a Consolidator Grant awarded to Pr. Inanna Hamati-Ataya for her project ARTEFACT (2017-2023), under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (ERC grant agreement no. 724451).