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...


Angus Bancroft on the Radio

Dr. Bancroft interviewed about drugs, human trafficking and 'Deviant Globalisation' on Sunny G Radio

Patricia Jeffery to give the British Association for South Asian Studies Annual Lecture

Her lecture is entitled: "Only connect..." Interdisciplinarity, South Asian Studies and Gender

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 27 Workshop: Speaker: Arek Dakessian # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Mei-Ling McNamara # University of Edinburgh Social Films - Workshop 12:00 (35 days and 5 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building 1.12


Oct 22 Seminar: Speaker: Anne Murcott # SOAS, University of London and University of Nottingham On the boundaries between sociology and social anthropology 11:00 (2 hours) , 6th Floor Common Room CMB, 15a George Square

Sociology Seminar Series

Nov 01 : Please choose: TBC # TBC Conferment of Honorary degrees (N/A) , Various

Sociology 50th Anniversary

Sociology Video