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...


What motivates Chinese students to pursue Bright Futures through educational migration?

An innovative new study involving researchers from the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh is set to explore the motivations,

Liz Stanley's Article Picked for Sage Choice

Liz Stanley's 'The death of the letter?' in the current issue of Cultural Sociology has been identified as a 'Sage Choice' article.

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

We've launched our study on darknet markets

Upcoming Events

Sep 11 Seminar: Hosted by: Confucius Institute for Scotland # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network # WAGNet Memory, Gender and Change in China 09:00 (10 hours) , Confucius Institute for Scotland at the University of Edinburgh, Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh


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


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