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2012

ESRC study into changing nature of Scottish population

ESRC grant awarded to Jeroen Spijker and John MacInnes under the ESRC 'Secondary data analysis' call. [17 Dec 2012]

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Prior interviewed on music industry

Nick Prior responds to recent changes to music and the music industry [24 Apr 2012]

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Professor Ann Oakley receives Honorary degree

Professor Ann Oakley, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, Institute of Education, University of London, received an Honorary degree on Wednesday 28th November 2012. [17 Dec 2012]

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Theorizing Power

New book Theorizing Power (Palgrave) by Jonathan Hearn is now out [29 May 2012]

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John Orr website

A website dedicated to the work of John Orr has now gone live [24 Apr 2012]

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Prof Jan Webb appointed to Scottish Government Expert Commission

Appointment as member of newly established Expert Commission on District Heating [11 Jan 2012]

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Edinburgh student shortlisted in 2012 Undergraduate Awards

Orla Meadhbh's essay "Is the Justice and Development Party (AKP) turning Turkey into an Islamic state?" has been highly commended in the International Relations & Politics category of the 2012 Undergraduate Awards. [05 Oct 2012]

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Jonathan Hearn awarded ISRF Mid-Career Fellowship

Jonathan Hearn has been awarded a Mid-Career Fellowship from the Independent Social Research Foundation, to support an historical and theoretical research project entitled "The Transformation of Competition: a study in the formation of modernity and liberal societies" in 2013-14. [10 Dec 2012]

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Bancroft article on 'Drinking With and Without Fun'

Drinking With and Without Fun: Female students' accounts of pre-drinking and club-drinking [18 Dec 2012]

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STOP PRESS! New 3 year ESRC PhD Studentship available

A 3 year ESRC PhD Studentship on 'Diamonds and gold: Family and other letter-writing in New Rush/Kimberley and Johannesburg and the re/making of racialised identities, South Africa 1868 to c1948' is available from January 2013. [23 Oct 2012]

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Donald MacKenzie interviewed by Radio 4's 'More or Less'

Donald has been interviewed by the presenter, Tim Harford, about high-frequency trading. [09 Aug 2012]

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Gorringe, Kominou and Rosie brief UN Special Rapporteur

Edinburgh Sociologists brief Special Rapporteur on rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of associationn [21 Jan 2013]

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Award to Donald MacKenzie

Donald MacKenzie's article, "The Credit Crisis as a Problem in the Sociology of Knowledge," has been selected as the inaugural winner of the Granovetter Award for the best article published in Economic Sociology from the American Sociological Association [08 Jun 2012]

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Sociology student Anna Donegan elected Sports Union President

Congratulations to Anna Donegan who was elected President of the Edinburgh University Sports Union for 2012/13. [19 May 2012]

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Cera Voiculescu on Gypsy-Traveller religious faith

Edinburgh PhD student Cera Voiculescu has published an article in Sociological Research Online on 'To Whom God Speaks: Struggles for Authority Through Religious Reflexivity and Performativity Within a Gypsy Pentecostal Church ' [01 Jun 2012]

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Michael Rosie to Advise Scottish Ministers on Bigotry

Dr Michael Rosie has been appointed to the Scottish Government's independent advisory group on sectarianism [29 Sep 2012]

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