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The Sociology department at Edinburgh (founded in 1964 by Tom Burns) is one of the UK’s leading Sociology Departments, highly regarded for its record of influential original research and teaching. Edinburgh Sociology has been rated as first in the UK for the quality and breadth of its research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014). We have a longstanding commitment to original empirical and theoretical work on society, and on the production of cultural and scientific knowledge. Our approach is shaped by a sociological understanding of the importance of the link between biography and history, private troubles and public issues,... Read rest of text

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In Memory of Tom McGlew

Our much-loved colleague, Tom McGlew, who died in May, joined the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Sociology in October 1970 from Brown University.

Improv comedy based on Angus Bancroft’s current research

Wunderkammer at the Fringe this past Monday

Angus Bancroft on the Darknet at Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

Bancroft will discuss some of his current research

Upcoming Events

Oct 12 Speaker: Professor Deb King # Flinders University; Introduced by: Dr Mary Holmes # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh Creating social activists: the emotional dynamics of bringing the political into the personal 11:00 (1 hour) 1st floor practice suite (CMB 1.12)

Sociology Seminar Series

Oct 26 Speaker: Professor Wendy Griswold # Northwestern University; Introduced by: Dr Angelica Thumala # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh Digital Natives and Dead Trees: The Future of Reading, Why We’ve Been Worrying about the Wrong Things, and What We Should Be Worried About 11:00 (1 hour) 1st floor practice suite (CMB 1.12)

Sociology Seminar Series

Oct 27 Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; - Please choose: TBC # TBC Academic freedom: "national security" threats in Turkey, India and the UK 09:45 (9 hours and 45 minutes) TechCube 0 Summerhall, 1 Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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