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Seminars and events 2018

Past seminars and events

BSA Postgraduate Forum Event: The Promise and Perils of Researching Sensitive Issues

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Research concerning sensitive and emotionally demanding issues is vital but challenging work in which the onus of care tends to be placed directly on the researcher. These issues may be internal or external, ethical or emotional, or concern the researcher or participant.

Interview Data Session: Women Farmers' Negotiating Their Sense of Self - Unpolished Papers

Wednesday 7 November 2018

This terms Unpolished Papers series

Rhythm and noise: the city, memory and the archive

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Following our successful Andreas Huyssen lecture earlier this month we have two Archiving the City reading group meetings planned for this term

Locked out of Social Platforms: An iCS Symposium on Challenges to Studying Disinformation

Saturday 27 October 2018

After years of exalting rhetoric praising the democratisation of public discourse with the diffusion of the internet, informed observers have sounded a note of alarm about the scope for the distortion of electoral processes in democratic countries.

Stigma Machines

Thursday 25 October 2018

It is the thesis of Imogen's current research that “stigma power” is a productive intersectional lens through which to understand these prevailing social conditions of ‘division and dehumanization’.

Austerity and After: The Domestic Subnational Agenda

Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Northern Powerhouse concept and its uncomfortable fit with public sector austerity have characterised the Coalition and Conservative governments for most of the past decade

Tracing Urban Imaginaries: Literature, Photography, Art

Thursday 4 October 2018

Andreas Huyssen is the Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he served as founding director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society (1998-2003).

Museums for Profusion

Friday 21 September 2018

The final knowledge exchange event for the Profusion theme of the Heritage Futures project is taking place at the National Railway Museum in York on the 21st of September 2018.

'Buildings in the Making’: A Sociological Exploration of Architectural Design for Care

Tuesday 18 September 2018

While the focus of research has often been on individual buildings in use, the conference shifts the emphasis to the processes and practices of architectural design and construction, and how they shape the production of buildings for care.

Death & Culture II Conference

Thursday 6 September 2018

This biennial conference focuses on the impact of mortality on culture, and the ways in which the very fact of death has shaped human behaviour, evidenced through thought, action, production and expression

Regimes of Reproduction: The Mexican System of Assisted Reproduction

Monday 23 July 2018

A few weeks ago there was news of a crisis in the USA: The temperature of couple of tanks holding embryos had drastically dropped. The embryos that were there were in danger, as were the dreams and hopes of those who had kept them there

Representing Popular Street Parade in the Museum - Symposium by European Centre for Cultural Exploration

Tuesday 10 July 2018

This symposium explores historical and contemporary popular street parade including the kazoo 'jazz' marching bands of the coalfields areas

Ways of Telling: The Sea is the Limit

Tuesday 26 June 2018

The Sea is the Limit at YAG, the work of Journalist Ismail Einashe and the experiences and expertise of Shpresa an organisation working with young migrants from Albania

Empowered Bodies - PhD Conference 2018

Tuesday 26 June 2018

We are pleased to announce our Postgraduate Conference for students and researchers interested in the role of the body in social sciences and the concept of embodiment as a source of critical reflection in diverse disciplines.

Just Genomes?

Monday 25 June 2018

At the end of the last millennium, the proposal of the Human Genome Diversity Project and the publication of The Bell Curve sparked new worries that studies of human genetic variation would reignite scientific racism

CA Skills Training Courses: Word

Tuesday 19 June 2018

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

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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