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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Announcing Sociology's Teaching Award Nominees

Edinburgh Sociology's teaching qualities reflected in EUSA Teaching Award nominations

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Sociology research receives top rating in UK by national research assessment

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

Feb 19 Seminar: Speaker: Tirion Seymour # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh Work in Progress 11:00 (2 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building - 6th Floor Common Room

Work in Progress Seminar Series

Feb 25 Seminar: Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Ethnicity, Nationalism and National Identity Network (ENNIN) # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Montserrat Guibernau # Queen Mary - University of London; Speaker: David McCrone # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Dani Certa # University of Edinburgh Catalonia and Scotland: A Tale of Two Referendums 11:00 (2 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building, 6th floor common room

Seminar Series

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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