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Sociology: Events



Sociology at Edinburgh regularly hosts distinguished speakers of international reputation. Each semester, our events showcase contemporary research carried out by eminent scholars on the world we live in.

In the past, we have covered diverse subjects such as Nations, Culture and Power, Society and Its Environments, Religion in Modern Europe, Public Sociologies, European Culture and Violence. Lectures on each of these topics have been given by invited scholars who enjoy a high international standing.

Upcoming Events 

Date / Time Details Where
29th Jan 2020 11:00 (2 hours) Seminar: Exploring the ‘festive commons’: grounds for radical democratic citizenship?
Speaker: Dr Sophia Woodman # University of Edinburgh
Violet Laidlaw Room, CMB, 6.02
5th Feb 2020 14:00 (3 hours) Seminar: Reflections on the Comparative Historical Sociology of Empire
Speaker: Peter Fibinger Bang # University of Copenhagen; Speaker: John Hall # McGill University; Speaker: Fei Zheng # Shanghai University of Political Science and Law; Speaker: Antranik Dakessian # Hagazian University
G.02, 19 George Square
25th Mar 2020 11:00 (2 hours) Seminar: Structuring sustainable practices: The impact of university infrastructure and services on students’ habitual behaviours
Speaker: Dr Rachel Howell # University of Edinburgh
Violet Laidlaw Room, CMB 6.02
22nd Apr 2020 11:00 (2 hours) Seminar: Market devices, commensuration and the social formations of taste. On the social constitution of economic markets
Speaker: Prof Jukka Gronow # University of Helsinki
Practice Suite CMB 1.12
29th Apr 2020 11:00 (2 hours) Seminar: TBA
Speaker: Dr Rebecca Olson # University of Queensland
Practice Suite CMB 1.12
13th May 2020 11:00 (2 hours) Seminar: TBA
Speaker: Dr Alice Dias Lopes # University of Edinburgh
Violet Laidlaw CMB 6.02
20th May 2020 16:00 (2 hours) Seminar: TBA
Speaker: Theda Skocpol # Harvard University
Room 425 Anatomy Lecture Theatre - Doorway 3
1st Jul 2020 11:00 (2 hours) Seminar: Title TBA
Speaker: Dr Sharon Quah # University of Wollongong (Australia)
Violet Laidlaw Room (6th floor CMB)
Horse standing by roadside