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2023 events

Past seminars and events

(Dis)approval-relevant events and methods for their management: Dealing with moments of actual or potential socio-normative trouble in ordinary social interaction

Thursday 30 November 2023

Uwe-A Küttner and Jörg Zinken will be presenting our next Centre for Advanced Studies in Language and Communication's talk which considers the study of everyday normativity and its enforcement in ordinary, informal social interaction.

To go to jail together: I have a dream

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Join us for the latest seminar in the Race Matters Network series. This week, we are joined by Dr Agozino who will consider Martin Luther King Jr's march on Washington speech.

Synthetic biology and the social sciences: making room for collaboration

Thursday 7 September 2023

In this lecture, Professor Jane Calvert will discuss her current research into how we can engineer living things using synthetic biology.

Learning from Covid 19: Demystifying Gypsy and Traveller Experiences

Thursday 20 July 2023

Join us to learn more about how Covid-19 and the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 affected Gypsies and Travellers in York.

Beyond the Screen: Exploring the Digital Society

Thursday 20 July 2023

Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion of the social implications of digital technologies.

Perspectives in Historical Sociology

Monday 26 June 2023

Two days of Perspectives in Historical Sociology talks.

Archiving the Inner City: How is Brixton remembered?

Wednesday 14 June 2023

How is Brixton remembered? What is preserved and what is lost? A symposium hosted by the Brixton Project

Intervening in Gender-Based Violence

Thursday 8 June 2023

Professor Ann Wetherall presents this talk discussing her research into intervening in gender-based violence.

How stories shape futures: Faith, Science and Possibility

Wednesday 7 June 2023

Join us at the Science Museum in London as we explore possible futures and the way they impact current understanding and choices.

From movement to rhythm in dance tuition: The teaching and achievement of interactional synchrony

Thursday 11 May 2023

Darren Reed presents this talk based on his paper which looks at the study of rhythm tuition in dance classes from an EMCA perspective.

Explaining Mental Illness: Sociological Perspectives

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Ellen Annandale (University of York), Peter Morrall (University of Leeds) and Jerome Wright (University of York) discuss the book Explaining Mental Illness: Sociological Perspectives.

CANCELLED - Hidden transcripts of the powerful

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Marcus Morgan and Narzanin Massoumi join us for this seminar.

From Birth Parents to Backlash: Doing Sociology of Health Amidst Culture Wars - CANCELLED

Wednesday 15 February 2023

This seminar has unfortunately been cancelled.

Quest/ions of Protection: Religious Schools, Equality Entitlements and Statecraft Strategies in Britain

Wednesday 8 February 2023

Ben Kasstan joins us from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine for this seminar.

What can Set Theory tell a Sociologist?

Wednesday 25 January 2023

Eliran Bar-El presents this seminar.

Household self-tracking

Wednesday 18 January 2023

Mariann Hardey discusses household self-tracking.

Early Modern Witchcraft Prosecutions: A Historical Sociology Perspective

Wednesday 11 January 2023

Lucy Brown of Charles University joins us for this talk.

YorkTalks: Patient choice in practice

Wednesday 11 January 2023

Dr Merran Toerien will be giving one of the YorkTalks about her applied conversation analysis work on patient choice in neurology.