Visualizing the League of Nations Secretariat – a Digital Research Tool

This project will create an interactive digital research tool for the League of Nations Secretariat (1919-1946) using prosopographical data.

Organizational Map of the League Secretariat (The League of Nations: A Pictorial Survey, 1925)

The aim of Visualizing the League of Nations Secretariat is to make use of the unique personnel files of the League of Nations Secretariat, and the prosopographical work of the LONTAD and LONSEA projects, to create a research tool where users can vizualise, select, combine and search on nationality, gender, institutional entity, division and position within any given time span of the League’s existence freely.

Research tool - under development

Here is a brief demonstration of the features and functions of the "Visualizing the League of Nations Secretariat - Digital Research Tool" (prototype).

The end product will be made available via the UN Library & Archives Geneva site.




  • Hannah Tyler (PhD Student, Université de Lausanne)
  • Jane Mumby (Postdoc, Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Karen Gram-Skjoldager (Associate Professor, Aarhus University)
  • Martin Grandjean (Junior lecturer, University of Lausanne (UNIL) & the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
  • Myriam Piguet (PhD Student, Université de Genève)
  • Torsten Kahlert (PhD, Forschungsverbund MWW,
    Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel)



Computer scientists - UCPH 

Name Title Phone E-mail
Hanteer, Obaida Data Specialist +4535332961 E-mail
Ikonomou, Haakon Andreas Associate Professor +4535335625 E-mail
Chen, Yuan Computer Science MA, DIKU, University of Copenhagen, 2022-2023
Shi, Xiaoyu Computer Science MA, DIKU, University of Copenhagen, 2022

Computer scientists - IT University

Heigren, Pelle  Computer Science BA, IT University, 2021

Student aids 

Bengtson, Natacha Bodil Ægidius Student, Saxo Institute, 2021
Kristensen, Gry Lindgren Bach Student, Saxo Institute, 2021
Sunde, Lise Bødtker  Student, Saxo Institute, 2021
Tilsted, Jonas Højbak

Student, Saxo Institute / Intern, UN Geneva, 2021-23


Research-based teaching experiment (University of Copenhagen): “Network-based Analysis of the League of Nations Secretariat”

CEMES GRANT and Saxo Seed Money 

PI of sub-project
Haakon A. Ikonomou