Charles Jones

Dr Charles Jones


Charles Jones is a historian and Emeritus Reader in International Relations with interests in International Relations, war, Argentina, and Victorian radical feminism. He has sung with the Wolfson choir since his return to Cambridge in 1998. 

Charles Jones

Charles left Cambridge in 1973 with a BA in Moral Sciences and History and a doctorate on Anglo-Argentine commercial relations. He later took an MA in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Reader in International Relations successively at Warwick and Cambridge, he has been a member of SLAS, BISA, the ISA, and the PSA. He served for several years as Director of the University’s Centre of Latin American Studies.

Charles was briefly SPS DoS at Wolfson, sings with the college choir and chamber singers, and is currently Secretary of the Society of Emeritus Fellows. He is an active researcher, working on Victorian radical feminism and, in collaboration with Canning House, on the material and cultural vestiges of the UK’s past relations with Latin America.


Research interests

Charles initially worked on relations between Britain and temperate-zone exporting countries before 1914, especially on Argentina. This went hand-in-hand with an interest in the broader development of multinational firms. At Warwick, he pioneered the teaching of International Political Economy, with particular emphasis on relations between developed industrial economies and the global south. Studies of Kenneth Waltz and E H Carr led to his appointment at Cambridge to teach International Relations Theory, which facilitated his work on the ethics and representation of war. Cambridge also renewed his interest in Latin America, the distinctive features of relations between polities in the Americas, and the history of Argentina. He is currently studying a family of radical middle-class metropolitan Victorian feminists.

What's on

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Open Call: Wolf Words Poetry Anthology 2024

27/11/2023 at 09.00

We are excited to launch an open call for the second edition of our Wolf Words Poetry Anthology; this year our theme is Wild. 

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Writing an abstract workshop

30/11/2023 at 19.00

This workshop is organised to help students prepare to be part of the Wolfson Research Event 2024.


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A Duty to Repair?

01/12/2023 at 18.00

How can you introduce protection of the environment into consumer contract law when this is detrimental to the protection of the consumer?

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Art Exhibition: 'How It Is'

02/12/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'How It Is' featuring work by the influential British artist Tim Head.

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Entrepreneurship Workshop for Students

02/12/2023 at 13.00

An interactive session during which students can gain insight into the sphere of entrepreneurship.