Seminars and events 2018


CA Skills Training Courses: Word

9.00AM, University of York, Research Centre for Social Sciences


Just Genomes?

4.00PM, Wentworth College, W/222

Professor Jenny Reardon, University of California


Empowered Bodies - PhD Conference 2018

9.00AM, ReCCS (Research Centre for Social Sciences) University of York

Professor Karen Throsby - Unviersity of Leeds, Professor Nick Crossley - University of Manchester


Ways of Telling: The Sea is the Limit

11.00AM, York Medical Society

Ismail Einashe


Death & Culture II Conference

9.00AM, TBA

Professor Dina Khapaeva Professor Dorthe Refslund Christensen Professor Joanna Bourke Professor Stephen Regan

Past seminars and events

Decomposing Place: Taphonomic temporalities and material relations in a body farm

Wednesday 13 June 2018

The first taphonomic facility in Europe began operating in the Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC) academic hospital in May 2018. Such places for the study and analysis of human decomposition processes – informally known as body farms – exist in the U.S. and Australia for some time.

Book launch - Seduction: Men, Masculinity and Mediated Intimacy

Monday 11 June 2018

To mark the publication of her new book, author Rachel O’Neill will be in conversation with Rosalind Gill and Victoria Robinson, discussing her research on the seduction industry in relation to the wider debates about masculinity, intimacy, and sexual politics

CURB Seminar: Public Faith and the Everyday Ethics of Urban Life

Wednesday 6 June 2018

In recent years, a number of conservative Christian groups have become increasingly prominent in arguing that Christianity is being marginalised in British society and arguing for the public articulation of faith

Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism

Thursday 31 May 2018

In this seminar, Nisha Kapoor will discuss her new book (published by Verso, 2018), which draws on the stories of these men as starting points to explore what they illuminate about the disciplinary features of state power and its securitising conditions.

CURB Seminar - Only Disconnect: Central Heating and the Strange Afterlife of Social Democracy

Wednesday 23 May 2018

This talk will explore some of the different ways in which the relationship between housing, energy and heat were imagined by governments and urban planners in postwar Britain.

CA Skills Training Courses: Repair Selection

Tuesday 22 May 2018

This course is one of two – on word selection and repair – designed to provide further core training in conversation analysis (CA)

Sociology’s Legacy as Social Physics

Wednesday 16 May 2018

What are the consequences of increasing disciplinary specialization? How to think the relation between science and religion?

CURB Seminar - Light, Darkness and Belonging in a Modernist Housing Scheme

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Belonging to place is a popular topic of study among social scientists, and it is well known that sensory experiences play a central role in people’s sense of belonging to place.

Training on Using Participatory Theatre and Walking Methods for Social Research

Tuesday 1 May 2018

The PASAR (Participation Arts and Social Action in Research) project addresses the UK social science community's need to gain a better understanding of how participatory action research approaches engage marginalised groups in research as co-producers of knowledge.

Negotiating Digital Rights: Public Attitudes on Online Privacy and Targeting, at Home and at Work

Wednesday 25 April 2018

There is a burgeoning discussion theorising our rights to privacy in an age when we use social media every day, but are increasingly subject to data collection...

Imagining the History of the Future: Unsettling Scientific Stories (3 Days)

Tuesday 27 March 2018

The future just isn’t what it used to be… not least because people keep changing it. Recent years have seen a significant growth of academic and public interest in the role of the sciences in creating and sustaining both imagined and enacted futures.

CANCELLED - Accelerating Academia - Several Post-Publication Reflections

Wednesday 7 March 2018

In many diverse ways, academic environment emulates general trends of late modernity observable in other social terrains and arenas - one of the being the seemingly ubiquitous perceived speeding-up of time

Intimate Entanglements

Monday 19 February 2018

Two-day workshop brought to you by The Sociological Review Foundation and The University of York's Sociology Department/Science & Technology Studies (SATSU) 19-20 February 2018 Location: York Medical Society, York

Too Tired to Think: On (Not) Producing Knowledge in the Hyper-Productive University

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Over the past decades we have witnessed significant transformations of the models of organisation and evaluation of academic work in the UK and elsewhere

The Elites, The Establishment and The ‘People’ – Analyzing the “Micro-Politics” of Rightwing Populism

Wednesday 7 February 2018

In my lecture, I explore the ‘new face of politics’ of right-wing populist parties and discuss adequate qualitative and quantitative methodologies...

Confronting the Plunder of the Commons

Wednesday 31 January 2018

An aspect of the ongoing Global Transformation has been the systematic plunder of the commons, facilitated by globalisation and the neo-liberal economic paradigm guiding governments and international agencies

CURB Seminar - Migrant City

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Migrant City is the story of contemporary London from the perspective of 30 adult migrants who come from a wide variety of social backgrounds and includes their take on Brexit and the so-called 'migrant crisis'.

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