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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Thinking Against Babylon, One Beat at a Time: Black Music as Radical, De-colonial Epistemology

29/11/2022 at 17.30

What is radical and de-colonial about Black music as an instrument for radical thought? 

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Wolfson in Singapore

29/11/2022 at 19.00

Join Sian Cook, Director of Networks, for our Wolfson in Singapore events

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Music and Madeira: Festive Fun with Cambridge University Brass Band

29/11/2022 at 21.00

A recital following Formal Hall with the Cambridge University Brass Band performing seasonal music.

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Sustainability Thinking Space

30/11/2022 at 17.30

A free, interactive sustainability education and thinking space open to all Wolfson members, providing a guided space to develop your sustainability thinking, action and development.

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Science Student Research Series

02/12/2022 at 17.45

Join the Science Society for their new Science Student Research Series: friendly and engaging talks given by PhD students from Wolfson College about their research.