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......


Sociology Masters Student at Glasgow TedX

Rebecca Irving, currently studying for her MSc by Research in Sociology, participates in University of Glasgow TedX

Stanley & Salter Nominated for SAGE Prize

Liz Stanley and Andrea Salter have been nominated for the SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence for their article

Liz Stanley Awarded Andrew Mellon Visiting Professorship

Professor Stanley will work on archive collections in the Cory Library, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Upcoming Events

Apr 25 Social: Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Emilia Sereva # University of Edinburgh 50 x 50 14:00 (153 days) , Chrystal Macmillan Building

Apr 25 Social: Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh Drinks reception at the BSA 18:00 (1 hour) , Sports/Exhibition Hall, University of Leeds

BSA and Sociology

May 05 Seminar: Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Raimo Tuomela # University of Munich; Speaker: Mary Holmes # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: James Swindler # Illinois State University; Speaker: Stephen Kemp # University of Edinburgh Theorizing Roles and Collective Intentionality 13:00 (4 hours) , Seminar room 3, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Symposium in collaboration with IASH and the BSA

Sociology Video