Yearbook for the History of Global Development

GLODEM Book Club

GLODEM is pleased to announce the final talk of Fall 2022’s GLODEM Book Club, with Dr. Jack Loveridge on his latest book “Yearbook for the History of Global Development”

GLODEM’s new virtual book talk series, GLODEM Book Club, features leading scholars from around the globe discussing timely issues related to globalization, political economy, peace and conflict resolution, democratic governance and administration.

GLODEM invites you to the GLODEM Book Club.


Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Time: 17:30 (GMT+3:00)

Speaker: Dr. Jack Loveridge, Historian of science & technology and a co-founder of Initiate: Digital Rights in Society

Moderator: Merih Angin, Koç University

Zoom registration link: (advance registration required)


Title: Yearbook for the History of Global Development

About the Book:

The Yearbook for the History of Global Development is a serial publication dedicated to the study of past developmental theories, policies, and practices, including those with a direct bearing on contemporary challenges in international development. Its first volume was published by DeGruyter in October 2022, surveying major concepts in the history of development and tracking the evolution of quantitative methodologies and statistical tools within development economics. A second volume, with a focus on health and development, will be released later this month. As an open-access publication, the Yearbook serves as an arena for fresh research on the history of development, broadly interpreted, providing a forum for a variety of perspectives on development in historical context. Relevant perspectives include development as a long-term process of material change across regional and political boundaries; as a field of international and global political, economic, technological, cultural, and intellectual interaction; as an aspect of North-South and East-West relations in the context of imperialism, decolonization, the Cold War, and globalization; as an economic paradigm with direct implications for environmental change; and as a major domain of state intervention, philanthropic investment, non-governmental activity, and social scientific inquiry.

About the Author: Dr. Jack Loveridge is a historian of science & technology and a co-founder of Initiate: Digital Rights in Society. He is also a Senior Researcher in the MA-Computational Social Science Lab at Koç University. His historical research centers on the roles scientific research, philanthropic investment, and technological change played in shaping development discourse during the 20th century. His scholarly publications have examined the economic and scientific origins of South Asia’s Green Revolution of the 1960s and 70s framed within the long era of decolonization. Before serving as the Paris Peace Forum’s senior policy adviser on algorithmic governance issues from 2021 to 2022, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in 2018-19 and lectured at the Cooper Union in 2017-18. He also held a dissertation fellowship at Yale’s International Security Studies Program in 2016-17 and a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Delhi in 2014-15. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in 2017 and holds an M.Phil. in International Development from Oxford University.


The event will be held in English via Zoom.