This paper examines the role of the League of Nations in shaping the â€œscientificâ€ knowledge of international relations through the case of the League-initiated International Studies Conference (ISC: 1928-1954). It examines the historical moments of the intersections between this process of the ISC and the making of another emerging knowledge fieldâ€”â€œArea Studiesâ€â€”by mainly focusing on the interjection of the Institute of Pacific Relations at the ISC in 1930 and, to a lesser extent, on a Unesco â€œforumâ€ in 1952. It argues that these were the missed opportunities for both â€œInternational Relationsâ€ and â€œArea Studiesâ€ to become global knowledge.
|Journal||Monde(s) histoire espaces relations|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|