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...


Roger Jeffery ESRC's nominated attendee at the launch of EqUIP

Roger Jeffery has been invited to be the ESRC's nominated attendee at the launch of the EU-INDIA SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES PLATFORM (EqUIP) on Tuesday,

Sociology Postgraduates Help Launch New Blog

Several sociology PhD students are in the editorial team for a new blog called Routes

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


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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