Departmental seminars and events

Upcoming events

Wed
24
Apr

Happy and Free: Bringing a Practice of Ease and Kindness into the Conceptual Framing of Sociological and Social Policy Analyses

There are beginning to be calls for new frameworks which focus more on emotional intelligence and include value-based outcomes such as feeling loved, safe, and respected...

Wed
1
May

Failing Workshop

'Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience.’ Michael Eisner - former CEO of Disney

Wed
1
May

Failing Workshop

'Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience.’ Michael Eisner - former CEO of Disney

Wed
1
May

CURB: Making Ageing a Positive Experience

Growth in the absolute and relative size of the older population will constitute one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century. In 2017, there were an estimated 962 million people in the world aged 60 years or over...

Fri
10
May

The York Dead Good Festival

Lots of free public events will be running during the festival ranging from theatrical performances to will writing to thinking about death in science fiction and pet grief.

Wed
15
May

Materialising loss and facing the absence-presence of the dead

This presentation is based on interviews carried out with bereaved individuals in Sweden and United Kingdom and examines how the loss of a significant other unravels through a process of materialisation

Wed
22
May

CURB: The Slow Violence of Displacement on London’s Gentrification Frontier

This paper draws on an ongoing study conducted on six council estates in London which have been earmarked for, or are undergoing, redevelopment where we have interviewed residents waiting to be rehoused or removed

Wed
5
Jun

Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Others

The output of the algorithms reduces the intractable difficulties and duress of living, the undecidability of what could be happening in a scene, into a single human-readable and actionable meaning.

Thu
13
Jun

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Corpse Work

DaCNet, based at the University of York will be holding a one-day symposium

Thu
20
Jun

PGR Annual Conference - Beyond Fluid Identities? New Sensitivities in the 21st Century (PGR Conference 2019)

CFP: PGR Annual Conference 2019 - ‘Identity’ exists as a key question not only in academic research, but also in our social and personal lives. Who we are and how we came to be continues to be challenged and interrogated on individual and global scales...


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