INFRAGLOB tem member Eric Cezne (PhD Candidate, University of Groningen) has been recently awarded a grant by the European International Studies Association (EISA) to lead an early career researchers workshop on the role of infrastructures in global politics. Organized in cooperation with Julie Marie Hansen from the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), the workshop ‘Exploring IR through Infrastructures: materiality as global politics’ will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 11 September 2018, and takes place during the EISA’s Pan-European Conference.
The purpose of the workshop is to create a platform for the effective exchange of knowledge and experiences among junior scholars. By taking the role of rising powers in infrastructure development, the geopolitics of energy infrastructures, and ICT infrastructures as heuristic points of departure, the workshop aims for a critical inquiry into the ways in which the material is woven into global politics. Participants will explore research synergies through paper presentations, discussions, and roundtables; seek to establish a network of junior scholars on the topic; and gauge common interest in planning a joint-publication output.