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Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of York. Sociology at York is ranked 1st in the UK for research quality by the recent major Research Excellence Framework review (REF 2014). With impressive credentials and a supportive atmosphere, our innovative Department is driven by excellence in both research and teaching.

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Events and Conferences

Thu
16
Jun

Action Sequencing Workshop (2 day)

Intensive ‘hands on’ workshop with leading conversation analysts: Professor Gene Lerner, Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Professor Ray Wilkinson, Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK 12 places only – likely to be over-subscribed, so register your interest early to avoid disappointment!

Thu
16
Jun

The Sociology of Contemporary Urban Life

A two-day conference, co-organised by the Department of Sociology and the CURB (Centre for Urban Research) at University of York,

Mon
18
Jul

Centre for Political Youth Culture and Communication (CPAC) Conference

Contemporary Political Youth Culture and Communication A two-day Symposium University of York, UK 18-19 July 2016

Mon
18
Jul

The Democratic Interface

FREE Public Lecture hosted by Centre for Political Youth Culture & Communication (CPAC)

Thu
1
Sep

Death and Culture Conference

How can we, as academics, understand cultural responses to mortality? Is every response to death – over time and over place - uniquely personal or essentially the same?

Tue
11
Oct

CA skills-training course on Repair (3 days)

Pre-requisites: Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1 and 2 (Turn-taking and Sequence Organisation) This course is one of two – on repair and on word selection – designed to provide further core training in conversation analysis (CA). It will provide a systematic grounding in the CA domain of repair. It will be an intensive course, limited to 12 participants. The course will be taught via mini-lectures, practical activities and exercises, with an emphasis on hands-on work with data. It is intended for those with some prior familiarity with CA – especially turn-taking and sequence organisation – who want to acquire key skills for working with conversational data. It is not necessary for participants to have their own data set.

Prospective students

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