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About us

The Team

The HION Group was founded in Geneva in Autumn 2008 by Professors Sandrine Kott (University of Geneva), Daniel Palmieri (ICRC) and Davide Rodogno (Graduate Institute). In 2013, Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert (UN, Institutional Memory Section) joined the Group. In 2020, Dr. Véronique Stenger (University of Geneva) joined the team and worked on the modernization of the site in collaboration with Reto Steffen, our web developer.

HION aims at uniting the many researchers working on the history of international organizations and promoting collaboration between researchers, archivists of international organizations, and international civil servants. The history of international organizations is a relatively new research field, and no obvious national or international society or institution exists yet to promote and coordinate these dispersed research activities. The HION website seeks to fill this gap by becoming the pre-eminent virtual forum for researchers, archivists, and the growing number of scholars and PhD students worldwide working on topics related to the history of international organizations to keep in touch with one another.

Why to Become a Member

Members benefit from resources that allow them to make their scientific and academic activities visible. They have the possibility to disseminate their publications and projects on this site (organization of colloquiums, conferences, workshops). They can also use this platform to launch calls for collaborative research projects, using our Chat. They also have the possibility to communicate directly with the members of the network, to exchange information, archival documents and other documentary resources or to obtain advice for the development of their own research project. Finally, members can get access to our Newsletter. Becoming a member of the HION thus offers a series of important tools for the valorisation of researchers' career paths and for the development of a research network.