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KAIGA, Sakiko

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Max Weber Fellow 2018-2019 (Canon Grant)

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-659  (ext: 2659)
Office: VPA 106

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: History and Civilization

Mentor: Corinna Unger
Thematic Group: Ideas, Concepts and Theory


Sakiko Kaiga completed her PhD in International History at King’s College London in December 2015. Her research focuses on the history of international relations in the early twentieth century.

Sakiko’s PhD thesis, ‘War Against War: the Bryce Group, the Pro-League of Nations Movement in Britain and the Intellectual Origins of the League of Nations, 1914-18’, examined a little-appreciated League of Nations movement during the First World War and its unexpected consequences for the development of the League of Nations.

As a Max Weber Fellow, she will work on her new research project on how the concept of democracy was employed in international politics during the League of Nations period. Building on her previous work and based on multi-archival research, this project will explore the transnational debates and activities of intellectuals, activists and their groups who played critical roles in the mobilisation of the concept in several countries and in the League.

Sakiko has taught undergraduate courses in international history in the modern period.

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