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...


Donald MacKenzie writes about high-frequency trading in the London Review of Books

See the 11 September issue for more

Scottish Government Yearbooks 1976-92 Now Online

The Institute of Governance are very happy to announce the launch of a free digital archive for the Scottish Government Yearbooks

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

Sep 30 Conference: Hosted by: The Voices of Post-Conflict Project # University of Edinburgh Agency in Post-Conflict Societies Conference and Exhibition 16:00 (10 days and 2 hours) , Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square & Whitespace Gallery, 11 Gayfield Square


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

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