50 Years of Sociology

This year marks an important milestone for Edinburgh Sociology. It's been 50 years since Tom Burns founded the department in 1964 and became its first Chair of Sociology and we are delighted to announce a year-long programme of events that will celebrate sociology's achievements of this past half century. Burns emphasised the importance of teaching students not just about society, but about the methodologies and skills required to study it, a legacy that has contributed...


Completion of Pilot Study on Local Engagement with Energy Systems

Report now published and follow-on research announced

Gorringe letter printed in FT

Hugo Gorringe has had a letter on caste and capitalism printed in the Financial Times.

Photos from the 50th Anniversary Conference

Photos and video from the 50th Anniversary Conference held on 2-3 July in St Cecilia's Concert Hall.

Upcoming Events

Sep 24 Seminar: Speaker: Rachel Hutchins # University of Lorraine Teaching the Nation: Nationalism and National Identity in History Education 11:00 (2 hours) , 6th Floor Common Room CMB, 15a George Square

Sociology Seminar Series

Oct 06 : Please choose: TBC # TBC Global Ethnographies Exhibition (5 days) , Chrystal Macmllan Building Foyer

sociology 50th Anniversary

Oct 06 Seminar: Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Yuqing Ye # University of Edinburgh Global Ethnographies Showcase 17:00 (4 days and 4 hours) , Chrystal MacMillan Building


Sociology Video