Skip to main content

Sociology: News

Search

2008

New Directions Conference

'New Directions in Social Research' is our annual postgraduate 'work in progress' conference. This occasion is always one of the highlights of the departmental year and students and staff find the conference useful and enjoyable. 2008/9 Details of the next New Directions conference will be posted later in the year. 2007/8 This year the conference will be held on the 26th and 27th May 2008 in Faculty room south of the David Hume Tower. For more details on the event and for the 2008 conference program and abstracts (including the presentation slides and details of the prize winners) please see the event page here. [27 Mar 2008]

Read More


Letter in Financial Times

Angus Bancroft writes about historical drinking patterns in Britain [04 Dec 2008]

Read More


Americal Sociological Association Interview

Donald MacKenzie has been interviewed in the current issue of Accounts, the newsletter of the economic sociology group of the American Sociological Association. [18 Nov 2008]

Read More


Grant secured from Leverhulme Trust

Grant for two year project received [04 Jul 2008]

Read More


ESRC Seminar Series in Narrative Studies

'Narrative Studies to 2020: Modes and Methodologies', 13 June 2008 [27 Mar 2008]

Read More


New Award for Liz Stanley

Liz Stanley has been awarded one of the largest grants ever received by Edinburgh Sociology. [23 Jun 2008]

Read More


New Seminar Series

The Autumn Sociology Seminar Series is on 'Violence' [09 Oct 2008]

Read More


2008 Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award

Donald MacKenzie wins award for his book An Engine, not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets [02 Jul 2008]

Read More


Femininities and Masculinities in Indian Politics

The Centre for South Asian Studies will host a conference on gender and politics in India, 15-16th May, 2008. [11 Apr 2008]

Read More


Sociology’s research rated top in Scotland and 6th equal in UK

We are delighted to announce our results for the Research Assessment Exercise 2008. [18 Dec 2008]

Read More


Chinese Translation of 'Do Economists Make Markets?'

Princeton University Press has just sold the Chinese rights to Do Economists Make Markets?, edited by Lucia Siu (who has just graduated with a PhD from Edinburgh Sociology), Donald MacKenzie and Fabian Muniesa [10 Jul 2008]

Read More


Centre of African Studies Annual Conference

'Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State: Development and Politics from Below', 9-10 April 2008 [27 Mar 2008]

Read More


Krishan Kumar seminar "The English and their Others"

Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia, USA ‘The English and their Others: thoughts on the making of English Identity [22 Apr 2008]

Read More


Mackenzie in London Review of Books

Donald Mackenzie's analysis of the current financial crisis 'End-of-the-World Trade' appeared in the May issue of the London Review of Books [05 Nov 2008]

Read More


Credit Crunch Analysis

Edinburgh's Donald Mackenzie's article in the current issue of the London Review of Books describes How to Start a Hedge Fund. [04 Dec 2008]

Read More


Donald Mackenzie in London Review of Books

Donald Mackenzie's essay "End-of-the-World Trade" was published in the 8th May 2008 edition of the London Review of Books. [09 May 2008]

Read More


Press looks at Growing Up in Scotland

Lynn Jamieson's CRFR briefing on parenting, commenting on aspects of the second sweep of the Growing Up in Scotland survey, got significant press coverage over several days in October. [04 Nov 2008]

Read More



sociology