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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REF 2014 Results: Sociology research rated 1st in UK by national research assessment

Sociology research rated 1st in UK by national research assessment

Patricia Jeffery has become Chair of BASAS

Announcement was made at BASAS AGM held in SOAS, London on Friday November 28th

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

Jan 21 Seminar: Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Tamar Pitch # University of Perugia Security: Local, National, European 11:00 (2 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building, 6th floor common room

Seminar

Jan 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 Catalonia and Scotland: A Tale of Two Referendums 11:00 (2 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building, 6th floor common room

Seminar Series

Jan 27 Seminar: Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: John MacInness # University of Edinburgh Work in Progress 11:00 (2 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building - 6th Floor Common Room

Chrystal Macmillan Building - 6th Floor Common Room

Sociology Video