Sociology News


Keep up to date with the latest developments in the Department of Sociology.

CISP Salon: STS Then & Now — CISP Online
CISP Salon: STS Then & Now October 27 (Thursday), 2016 3:00pm-6:00pm, Warmington Tower 1204 Over the past 40 years, Science and Technology Studies (STS) has grown with contributions from many disciplines, sometimes leading to complicated genealogies concerning its many theoretical... Continue Reading →

This paper reflects on the challenges and pitfalls of doing collaborative ethnography in a research project (ARITHMUS) that studies the enactment of populations through statistics. Successful collaboration is essential in order to translate the idea of a transnational field of... Continue Reading →

Forgeries of Memory and Meaning: Thinking Racial Regimes and Film with Cedric J. Robinson
Wednesday 9 November 2016 RHB 309 Screening 3.30-5.30pm + Talk 6.00-7.30pm Forgeries of Memory and Meaning: Thinking Racial Regimes and Film with Cedric J. Robinson Screening and Roundtable organised by the Methods Lab with the Centre for Philosophy and Critical... Continue Reading →

An Urban Sociology of Water by Les Back
‘Second Class Bath’ The social life of water and washing provides a way to understand the history of cities. In Liverpool in the midst of a cholera epidemic in 1832, Kitty Wilk… Source: An Urban Sociology of Water by Les... Continue Reading →

Book Launch: A Jar of Wild Flowers
24 November 2016 7pm Libreria Bookshop, 65 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JP Join us for an evening in celebration of John Berger, and the release of A Jar of Wild Flowers, a cross-cultural collection of essays and conversations with Berger from thirty... Continue Reading →

Rethinking Life at the Margins — Streetsigns
Book launch at Goldsmiths, University of London Venue : Ben Pimlott Building’s lecture theatre Date : Friday the 14th of October 2016 Time : 4 – 5.30 PM Social sciences are inherently fascinated by difference. Often departing from relatively central... Continue Reading →

An evening of Music and Conversation with reggae legend Denis Bovell
PSH, LG02 24 October 2016 7-9pm Dennis Bovell is a producer, Dub Master, Lover’s Rock pioneer, Sound Engineer, Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer. Tonight he talks to Les Back (Sociology) about his long career working with many important acts such as... Continue Reading →

The Long White Thread of Words
The tongue Is the spine’s first leaf Forests of language surround it – Words II Mischievous, defiant, and profound, John Berger has mesmerised generations with his artworks, novels and cultural criticism that taught generations how to see. Commemorating Berger’s 90th birthday... Continue Reading →