Sociology

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...

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Sociologists (and others) solving global problems - here and now!

In celebration of this year's Innovative Learning Week, a group of staff and students organised a workshop on the theme: 'Solve the world's problems in

Sociologists to Study IndyRef Voters

The SSRF funded project will examine young people's social and political emotions following the Independence Referendum.

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

Mar 18 Seminar: Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Eric Widmer # University of Geneva The Configurational Approach of Family Diversity 11:00 (2 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building, 6th floor common room

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Mar 19 Seminar: Speaker: Marie-Eve Hammel # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh Work in Progress 11:00 (8 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building - 6th Floor Common Room

Work in Progress Seminar Series

Mar 25 Seminar: Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Migration and Citizenship Research Group # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Yasemin Soysal # University of Essex Nation, Transnationalization and Citizenship 11:00 (2 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building, 6th floor common room

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