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...


Launch of 'Views and Experiences of Darknet Market Users' study

We've launched our study on darknet markets

PhD student writes on Domestic Labour in The Guardian

Lauren Wilks shares some of her preliminary findings

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

Dec 10 Conference: Weber / Simmel antagonisms, Staged dialogues 13:30 (1 day, 5 hours and 30 minutes) , University of Edinburgh


Sociology Video