Past 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'.

CA Skills Training Courses: Sequence Organisation

Tuesday 12 December 2017

This course is one of two – on sequence organisation and on turn-taking - designed to provide core foundational training in conversation analysis (CA)

Ageing, Stigma & Biopolitics in the 21st Century

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Growing old ‘badly’ is stigmatizing, a truism that is enrolled into contemporary agendas for the biomedicalization of ageing

CA Skills Training Courses: Turn-Taking

Tuesday 28 November 2017

This course is one of two – on turn-taking and on sequence organisation - designed to provide core foundational training in conversation analysis (CA)

Housekeeping Against Accumulation: Lifestyle Minimalism, De-Growth and the Present Post-Ecological Condition

Wednesday 22 November 2017

The post-2008 financial crisis era has seen an upsurge in cultural initiatives that implicitly reject key principles of capitalist productivity

CURB Seminar: Thinking Sociologically About Kindness: Puncturing the Blasé in the Ordinary City

Wednesday 15 November 2017

We recently made the case for a sociological engagement with kindness (Brownlie and Anderson, 2016).

Dilemmas of patient choice: findings from a conversation analytic study of neurology outpatient consultations

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Recent, widely-publicized Royal College of Surgeons’ (RCS, 2016) guidelines on consent specify that “the aim of the discussion about consent is to give the patient the information they need to make a decision about what treatment or procedure (if any) they want

SATSU Talk - João Nunes

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Global health and the everyday political economy of vulnerability: The case of community health workers in Brazil

Autumn Unpolished Papers

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Is There a Cancer Habitus?

Autumn Unpolished Papers

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Challenges and Superpowers

Thresholds - A pop up symposium

Friday 22 September 2017

Thresholds is intended to bring together diverse disciplines including sociology, politics, history, anthropology, women’s studies, critical management, human geography, social policy. The format will be a short papers (10mins) followed discussion.

International Conference on 'Digital Media, Political Polarization and Challenges to Democracy'

Thursday 21 September 2017

International symposium on Digital Media, Political Polarization and Challenges to Democracy. It will be held on 21-22 September 2017 in Vienna

Sergeant Pepper: Playing with Words

Thursday 15 June 2017

Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is arguably the most important and influential rock album of all time.

Border Zones: Documenting Life and Work Carried Out under Precarious Conditions

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Contemporary feminist methods reflect broader global trends in the production of knowledge through pictures.

Remembering the Future

Wednesday 31 May 2017

In 'Remembering the Future', Darran Anderson will re-assess utopian ideas in an age of pessimism

Ways of Telling: Methods, Narratives and Solidarities in Migration Studies

Friday 26 May 2017

The conference will feature key findings from the recently completed research project “Precarious Trajectories: Understanding the Human Cost of the Migrant Crisis in the Central Mediterranean” led by Dr Simon Parker

Traversing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Social Research

Thursday 25 May 2017

Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2017 We are pleased to announce our conference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in Interdisciplinary Social Research

Antinomies of data-driven public services: the case of regionalisation of adoption in England

Wednesday 24 May 2017

The adoption of children from care is a form of state-led family making – what Derek Kirton (2013) has called ‘Kinship by design.’

Vigilante Science: Examples, Trends and Causes

Wednesday 24 May 2017

I employ the term “Vigilante Science” – in analogy with the vigilante heroes in comic books

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 4: Word Selection

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Pre-requisites: Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1 (Turn-Taking) and 2 (Sequence Organisation)

CFP: Healthy Spaces: Space, Place and Design for Well-Being

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The theme of the next Yorkshire Medical Sociology group is space, place and design in relation to health and well-being. This may include the built environment, landscapes, architectural design, and interiors

Healthy Spaces: Space, Place and Design for Well-Being

Wednesday 17 May 2017

The theme of the next Yorkshire Medical Sociology group is space, place and design in relation to health and well-being. This may include the built environment, landscapes, architectural design, and interiors.

After Prison: Can we leave Imprisonment Behind?

Thursday 11 May 2017

The UK prison system is under unparalleled strain, and for many, is simply not working

Inside the Asylum: Material Life in Lunatic Asylums in Victorian and Edwardian England

Wednesday 10 May 2017

This talk will explore the material worlds of ‘lunatic asylums’ (as they were known to contemporaries) in Victorian and Edwardian England

Curiosity and the City: Mosque Open Days in Sydney and London

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Human curiosity - about and with others - has the potential to draw people together, to produce connections within diverse societies

Colonial Genealogies of the Deserving Poor: From Abolition to Brexit

Wednesday 26 April 2017

This talk aims to provide a historical context to contemporary debates over the “white working class”

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 3: Repair

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Pre-requisites: Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1 (Turn-taking) and 2 (Sequence Organisation)

CURB Seminar: Enhancing the City Beautiful

Wednesday 15 March 2017

York is one of the UK's great heritage cities, and the quality of its centre is one of its chief selling points - it attracts visitors (about 7 million a year), students and entrepreneurs

European Populisms: Demand-Side, Supply-Side and Contextual Explanations

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Populist movements and parties have thrived in Southern Europe in recent years. Their success is often related to the influence of the financial crisis...

CrimNet in conjunction with Sociology: Deaths in the Criminal Justice System: A North East and Yorkshire Conference

Thursday 23 February 2017

The 2016 national suicide rate in prison was the highest recorded and the number of deaths in other supervision settings and in the community after release continue to cause concern.

CURB Seminar: Grasping the Everyday Rhythms and Atmospheres of a Fish Market

Wednesday 22 February 2017

This presentation takes two fish markets as sites to explore urban social life.

Screening of Hidden Figures with introduction and Q&A

Sunday 19 February 2017

Science, gender, race, and the race for space!

We Believe - But Who Are 'We'

Wednesday 15 February 2017

In everyday life, we, as individuals, often speak in the plural referring to a ‘We’. People say: we had lunch together, we went on holiday together...

Vertical: The City From Satellites to Bunkers

Wednesday 1 February 2017

What does it mean to be above or below in today’s rapidly urbanising world?

CURB Seminar: Resisting Planetary Gentrification: The cases of Istanbul, London and Rome

Wednesday 25 January 2017

The process of gentrification has produced one of the largest literatures in urban studies, yet there have been few academic studies of resistance to gentrification...

The Broadening Political Scope of Anti-Politics in Britain

Wednesday 18 January 2017

This talk reports findings from the ESRC-funded project ‘Popular Understandings of Politics in Britain, 1937-2015’.

CA Sequence Organisation (3 days)

Tuesday 13 December 2016

This course is one of two – on sequence organisation and on turn-taking - designed to provide core foundational training in conversation analysis (CA).

Prophets of Progress? Predicting the Future of Science and Technology from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov

Wednesday 30 November 2016

The first half of the twentieth century saw the emergence of science fiction as a recognized genre, but popular science writers also sought to imagine what the next developments would be, especially in areas with immediate practical applications.

CA Turn-taking (3 days)

Tuesday 29 November 2016

This course is one of two – on turn-taking and on sequence organisation - designed to provide core foundational training in conversation analysis (CA).

Migration and the Arts of Social Change: The Work of Counterpoints Arts

Friday 25 November 2016

Dr Áine O'brien and Almir Koldzic will be joining the UoY as Impact Acceleration Fellows and working with the Migration Network and the departments of Sociology and Politics around the themes of migration, the arts and culture.

CURB Seminar: Only Connect: From Green Spaces to Green Infrastructure

Wednesday 16 November 2016

In recent decades public policy on urban green spaces has mutated from typologies of distinct and inviolable spaces to the more ecological principle of connected networks: hence ‘green infrastructure’

Miners Shot Down Film Screening

Monday 14 November 2016

Sociology has been awarded funding from the University of York's Jim Matthews fund to bring over an award-winning filmmaker from South Africa - Rehad Desai. Rehad will be offering a free screening of his documentary, Miners Shot Down, followed by a Q&A There will be a drinks reception from 6pm - All welcome

"Architecture Cures Cancer", But can it Cure Crime? The Architecture of Incarceration and the Architecture of Hope

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Many countries are modernizing their prison estates, replacing older facilities that are no longer fit-for-purpose with new, larger and more ‘efficient’ establishments.

Couple Relationship, Family Management and the Workplace

Wednesday 26 October 2016

European data still show a huge gender employment gap at the expense of women caused by parenthood.

CURB Seminar: Urban Inequalities: Social Distance and Spatial Division

Wednesday 19 October 2016

What are the social and spatial implications of deepening economic inequality in cities?

CA skills-training course on Word Selection (3 days)

Tuesday 18 October 2016

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

Universities, Democracy and Public Sociology; The Challenge of the Neo-Liberal Knowledge Regime

Wednesday 12 October 2016

This talk will set out the key elements of the neo-liberal knowledge regime that is being brought to completion by the Government’s recent Higher Education and Research Bill

CA skills-training course on Repair (3 days)

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Pre-requisites: Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1 and 2 (Turn-taking and Sequence Organisation)

Critical Emotional Reflexivity in Social Activism

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Examining how (rather than why) everyday people become social activists provides insights into the emotionality of not only the personal process, but of bringing about social change.

A Symposium on Sex Work, Decriminalization & Social Justice

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Including A screening of Nic Mai's latest film

Death and Culture Conference

Thursday 1 September 2016

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?

The Democratic Interface

Monday 18 July 2016

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

Centre for Political Youth Culture and Communication (CPAC) Conference

Monday 18 July 2016

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

Action Sequencing Workshop (2 day)

Thursday 16 June 2016

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!

The Sociology of Contemporary Urban Life

Thursday 16 June 2016

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

Racism, Rights & Resistance: An Evening of Poetry and Spoken Word

Friday 13 May 2016

An evening of poetry and spoken word organised by the Deport Deprive Extradite research project at the Department of Sociology. Four poets will engage with issues around racism, rights and resistance.

The Good, the Bad and the Difficult: Clinical training and the entrenching of inequality

Wednesday 11 May 2016

This paper develops sociological understanding into the reproduction of inequality in medicine. The material is drawn from a longitudinal study into student experiences of clinical learning.

Discourse(s) in the Social Sciences

Tuesday 10 May 2016

We are pleased to announce our Postgraduate Conference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in the role of discourse(s) in the social sciences. We invite abstracts that deal with discourse in any thematic or methodological way.

Anthropomorphising the Anthropocene: The pragmatics, politics and poetics of animal agency

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Abstract: When the king of beasts was shot in his Zimbabwean home by a dentist from Minnesota, the world (although not Zimbabwe) was outraged. Cecil the lion was, it transpired, a well-known character in the Hwange National Park and a subject in a long-term study of animal behaviour run by Oxford University. Tourists and scientists alike took to both traditional and social media to condemn sport hunting in general and the hapless dentist in specific. Nothing changed however: eventually the outrage died down, and the animals of Africa continued to be targeted by foreign guns. So what does this episode tell us about the nature of animal agency in the Anthropocene? How have certain animals become characters? Why do their activities matter? What makes their lives (and deaths) front-page news in an era when human actions at the local and global level are resulting in the extinction of entire species? This paper will explore these questions in relation to the history of the field study of wild animals, a history that is thoroughly imbrangled with contested ownership of space and place at home and abroad, with contending definitions of ‘the wild’ and ‘nature’ in understanding animal behaviour and with the contentious question of the appropriate relationship between scientific and economic interests in the (public) pursuit of research projects.

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 2: Sequence Organisation

Tuesday 3 May 2016

This 3 day course is one of two – on sequence organisation and on turn-taking - designed to provide core foundational training in conversation analysis (CA). It will provide a systematic grounding in the CA domain of sequence organisation.

Everyone a Winner?

Friday 29 April 2016

Taking a fresh look at social mobility from a variety of methodological perspectives, the conference will seek to develop and expand contemporary paradigms of mobility analysis

Developing Conversation Analytic Skills 1: Turn-taking

Tuesday 26 April 2016

This 3 day course is one of two – on turn-taking and on sequence organisation - designed to provide core foundational training in conversation analysis (CA). It will provide a systematic grounding in the CA domain of turn-taking. The course will be taught via mini-lectures, practical activities and exercises, with an emphasis on hands-on work with data.

Fiction and the social imaginary

Monday 14 March 2016

A one-day symposium exploring and unpicking fiction’s potential – as an integral component of everyday life – to reveal, illuminate and tell about the social world.

Dress, Embodiment and the Cultural Turn in Age Studies

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Prof Julia Twigg from University of Kent will give a talk about Dress, Embodiment and the Cultural Turn in Age Studies.

The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief and the Fragmentation of Reason

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Dr Monika Krause from Goldsmiths will talk about humanitarian relief and the fragmentation of reason.

The Migration Equation in a 'Neo-Liberal' Europe

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Prof Adrian Favell from the University of Leeds will give a talk on the migration equation in a 'neo-liberal' Europe.

Conversation Analysis: An Introduction

Wednesday 20 January 2016

1 day course designed as a ‘taster’ for those who would like to find out more about conversation analysis (CA) and the kinds of issues it can be used to address. It will introduce the methods and some of the key findings of CA in an non-specialist way.

Marginal Death Research: Doing Edgework

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Conference co-organised by Ruth Penfold-Mounce, Jack Denham & Anaïs Duong-Pedica considering death research in the social sciences

Social class and the new cultural distinctions today

Monday 30 November 2015

This paper by Prof Mike Savage looks at social class in the 21st century.

Social class and the new cultural distinctions today

Monday 30 November 2015

Prof Mike Savage will talk about his new collective book 'Social class in the 21st century'.

Gender, Sexuality and Inequalities Research Cluster, CWS and Asian Research Network Seminar

Tuesday 17 November 2015

In this seminar Prof Chan Kyung-Sup will explore another gender perspective on South Korean's industrial miracle.

Postcoloniality, race, and inequality in the academy: Decolonizing the social sciences

Wednesday 4 November 2015

In this paper Dr Kay Sian will discuss some of the key challenges and barriers around decolonizing the social sciences

”I don´t really like that question”. Interviewing middle class and upper class women about class

Wednesday 28 October 2015

In this paper Lena Sohl looks at interviewing middle and upper class women about class.

Poverty Porn' to 'Property Porn'?: Housing austerity and the logic of value in land and people

Wednesday 21 October 2015

This paper by Dr Kirsteen Paton draws from research in Glasgow looking at commodification of land/housing.

Materialities of Care: Encountering Health and Illness Through Objects, Artefacts, and Architecture

Wednesday 16 September 2015

'Materialities of Care’ is a two day event organised by the Universities of York and Leeds, exploring the role of material culture within health and social care

Protest Participation in Variable Communication Ecologies: Meanings, Modalities and Implications

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Conference co-organised by Laura Iannelli, University of Sassari, Dan Mercea, City University London and Brian Loader, University of York under the auspices of the international journal Information, Communication and Society.

Conditional Intimacies: Contract Marriage in Chinese Cyberspace

Thursday 11 June 2015

Gender, Sexuality & Inequality Research Cluster Event: The Critical Race and Ethnicities Network (CREN)

Myth(s) in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Wednesday 13 May 2015

This postgraduate conference aims to explore the variety and richness of the notion of myth.

Has 11 September, 2001 changed the world for women?

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Social Science Careers Evening

Monday 27 April 2015

Inde-rdepartmental Careers Event

Women's participation in peace and security:From theory to practice

Monday 27 April 2015

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Mixed-sex cheerleading: The potential and pitfalls for inclusive gender

Monday 20 April 2015

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Co/immunities and the politics of resistance

Friday 6 March 2015

Friday Unpolished Papers Seminar Series

Deconstructing the Subject(s) of Prostitution and Law?

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Do Girls Face a Nutritional Disadvantage? Breastfeeding and Food Consumption in India

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Department of Sociology Seminar

Digital Media: Uses and Abuses

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Poly Economics – Bringing Political Economy (Back) into the Study of Polyamory

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Department of Sociology Seminar

Women with class: notions of gender, class and Swedishness

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Gender, Sexuality & Inequality Research Cluster

It’s time for Black Schools: Lessons from the Black supplementary school movement

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Department of Sociology Seminar

My Magical Career: From Academic to Civil Servant

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

What's the problem? Negotiating therapeutic cultures and contemporary damage

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

BSA Yorkshire MedSoc Group Event

Friday 16 January 2015

The meeting is open to researchers, academics and postgraduate students. But we also welcome anyone who has an interest in the sociology of health and illness.

UNSCR 1325 and Women, Peace and Security:UK Policy and Advocacy Mechanisms and Key Issues

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

A resonant architecture:Liam McCormick and the sonorities of place

Friday 28 November 2014

Unpolished Papers Seminar

Post-Racial Subjects

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Department of Sociology Public Lecture

Post-Racial Subjects

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Department of Sociology Special Public Lecture

Go Nation: Chinese Masculinities and the Game of Weiqi in China

Monday 24 November 2014

A lecture run jointly between Department of Sociology, the Centre for Women’s Studies and the Asia Network.

A somatechnics of (dis)integration: the body as bordertechnology

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Department of Sociology Seminar

Trojan Horse, Muslims and the ‘Prevent’ing of Education

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Department of Sociology Seminar

Reflecting on the Knowing/Doing Relationship (Confessions of a Feminist Methodologist)

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Streets to Screens: Mediating Conflict Through Digital Networks

Friday 7 November 2014

This one-day symposium will explore a number of key issues in mediating conflicts today.

Discretion and the data border

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Department of Sociology Seminar

Emotions and Social Relations

Thursday 23 October 2014

SPS Seminar Series

The State of Pakistan and the State of War

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Department of Sociology Seminar

A ‘culture cluster’ discussion

Friday 10 October 2014

Unpolished Paper Seminar

Public Lecture: Nick Hardwick, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons

Wednesday 8 October 2014

A Department of Sociology Public Lecture

Modernity/Modernities and Personal Life:Reflections on Some Theoretical Lacunae

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Excavating Deep History:Establishing and Circulating Knowledge of Human Origins

Tuesday 16 September 2014

A workshop examining the development of methodologies in archaeology and palaeoanthropology

Landmarks & Future Adventures:Celebrating 50 years of Conversation Analysis

Tuesday 29 July 2014

An event celebrating 40 Years of CA at York

Tastes in Practice

Tuesday 15 July 2014

The Research Centre ECCE and the Sociology Department at the University of York are pleased to announce a one-day seminar on tastes at York. The seminar is jointly organised by the Stratification and Culture Research Network

International Symposium: MOOD-Y (Micro-Analysis Of Online Data in York)

Monday 14 July 2014

The analysis of online social behaviours is a vital aspect of contemporary social science, and it is important that large-scale data analysis is complemented by the detailed, qualitative analysis of interaction processes.

Law, Religion and Homosexuality: book launch and talk

Wednesday 18 June 2014

The authors, and Terry Sanderson of the National Secular Society, invite you to an evening of short speeches followed by time for questions and lively discussion about religion, sexual orientation and the law.

Gendered History afternoon

Monday 16 June 2014

Centre Women's Studies Seminar

Digital media technologies in academia

Monday 2 June 2014

Centre Women's Studies Seminar

Understanding Audiences

Wednesday 28 May 2014

This day-symposium brings together leading practitioners in different methods of understanding audiences.

Sexual Orientation and the European Convention on Human Rights: Voices and Perspectives

Friday 16 May 2014

The Department of Sociology at the University of York is pleased to host a one-day seminar organized to explore sexual orientation and human rights in contemporary Europe.

Festival of Death and Dying

Monday 12 May 2014

The Sociology Department has been successful in our bid for one of the University's External Engagement Awards. We will be organising a Festival of Death and Dying to take place in York in national Dying Awareness Week.

Withholding and Withdrawing Treatment from Patients in a Vegetative or Minimally Conscious State

Friday 9 May 2014

There will be talks from a range of experts covering the ethical, clinical, philosophical, economic, and sociological perspectives of withdrawing treatment from vegetative and minimally conscious patients.

Media, Marginality and Disability - Towards an Academic Synthesis

Wednesday 7 May 2014

Department of Sociology Seminar

Marxism with Soul Marxist Humanism after Marshall Berman

Friday 2 May 2014

This one-day symposium seeks not only to recognise the huge contributions made by Marshall Berman to studies of Marx, modernity, cities and the development of an authentic self, but also to consider Berman’s legacy in terms of thinking through Marxist humanism’s continued potential to inspire interventions within the social sciences, arts and humanities but also the realms of everyday life and political opposition

Post Graduate Conference: Access and Opportunity in the Social Sciences

Monday 28 April 2014

2014 International Social Sciences Post-Graduate Conference

Celebrate the commencement of marriage

Friday 28 March 2014

The Sociologists of the University of York request the pleasure of your company to celebrate the commencement of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 12013.

The Great Meeting Place: A study of Bradford's City Park

Friday 14 March 2014

Unpolished papers seminar series

To be Confirmed

Tuesday 11 March 2014

SATSU Brown Bags Seminar Series

"I dream of wires": co-operation, collaboration and modular synthesis

Friday 7 March 2014

Unpolished papers seminar series

The Construction of Gender Dysphoria: Debating DSM-5

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Department of Sociology Seminar

Virtual Knowledge (a review and response to the recent book by Sally Wyatt)

Tuesday 4 March 2014

SATSU Brown Bag Seminar Series

Performing and Interacting on Soudcloud; the micro-analysis of remix cultures

Friday 28 February 2014

Unpolished Papers Seminar Series

This seminar has been cancelled until next term

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Department of Sociology Seminar

Male Migrant Workers and Shifting Masculine Identities in Urban Workspaces in China

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Department of Sociology Seminar

White Ribbon Campaign

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Man up!!’: Gender, Marathon Swimming and the Challenges of Immersion

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Exploring Morbid Spaces: A Symposium

Wednesday 8 January 2014

The aim of the symposium is to build a network of like-minded researchers in the area of dark space and morbidity. A special issue in a journal relating to the symposium themes is planned

The Sociology of Irreligion Past and Present

Thursday 5 December 2013

The NSRN Annual Lecture 2013

Essex noir: sub/urban history against the grain

Friday 29 November 2013

Department of Sociology Unpolished papers

Student Politics: Social networking and digital capital

Friday 22 November 2013

Department of Sociology Unp0olished Papers

Conflict and Controversy in the Stem Cell Debate

Thursday 21 November 2013

SATSU Brown Bag Seminar Series

Placeless knowledge? Location, situation and the methodology of place.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Department of Sociology Seminar

Place and cultural capital: an exploration of the territorial and social anchoring of art museums

Friday 15 November 2013

Department of Sociology Unpolished Papers

Detours and Puzzles in the Land of the Living: Adventures in Ekphrastic Ethnography

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Department of Sociology Seminar

Football, Data, Metrics

Friday 8 November 2013

Department of Sociology Unpolished Papers

Caricature and Character: Performing Personhood on Reality TV

Thursday 7 November 2013

School of Social and Political Sciences Seminar Series

Halfway down the stairs’: Children’s spaces in amateur films from the 1930s-1960s

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Creating the Witness: Film and Human Rights Advocacy

Thursday 24 October 2013

School of Social and Political Sciences Seminar Series

Beyond The Spirit Level: The Breadth and Depth of New Research on Inequality

Monday 21 October 2013

School of Social and Political Sciences Seminar Series

Living apart together: Who? Why? How

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Changing Models of Conducting Research on Violence Against Women

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Regenerative Medicine: Engaging Science, Industry and Social Science Conference

Wednesday 2 October 2013

The meeting will include participants from across the European network, which has almost 80 members from 23 countries.

Neoliberalism, Crisis and the World System

Tuesday 2 July 2013

The conference is organised by Dr Nick Gane, Department of Sociology and Dr Claire Westall, Department of English and Centre for Modern Studies.

The Political Communication of Young Citizens Through Social Media

Monday 17 June 2013

This one day pre-conference explores the influence of social media communications technologies upon the participatory culture of young citizens.

The Moral Economy of Digital Gifts

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Department of Sociology Seminar

What is worth defending in British sociology today?

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Department of Sociology Seminar

Engaging audiences: international perspectives on museum and heritage visiting

Friday 24 May 2013

Symposium organized by ECCE (European Centre for Cultural Exploration, Department of Sociology) and IPUP (Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, Department of History), University of York

Imagining the Future of Social Research: Digital By-Product Data and the Sociological Imagination

Tuesday 21 May 2013

A session for PhD students, to be led by David Beer.

Sociology and Neoliberalism: A History of the Present

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Department of Sociology Seminar

Where the Scenic and the Obscene Meet: Ethical Subject Formations in Yosemite National Park

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Joint seminar between the Department of Sociology and ECCE

Making Sociology Sociable: Dialogue, Ethics and Authorship

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Department of Sociology Seminar

PhD Workshop: Sociology in Public

Wednesday 24 April 2013

with refreshments from 1.45pm

The Contemporary Other Postgraduate Conference

Monday 15 April 2013

A BSA-Sponsored Regional Postgraduate Event hosted by the University of York Sociology Department

Sexsomnia: An Example of Co-Production in Crisis

Tuesday 12 March 2013

SATSU Brown Bag

to be confirmed

Tuesday 12 February 2013

SATSU Brown Bag

Reconnecting with darkness: experiencing landscapes and sites of gloom

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Department of Sociology Seminar

Shakespearean Colonial Territories

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Department of Sociology Seminar

Open-Source Nanosatellites: Towards a Democratized Space Technology?

Thursday 6 December 2012

SATSU Brown Bag Seminar Series

A cultural sociology of the Venice Biennale

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Department of Sociology Seminar

Comedy and Distinction: The Cultural Currency of a ‘Good’ Sense of Humour

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Department of Sociology Seminar

Post Graduate Open Day

Wednesday 21 November 2012

We are organising an Open Day for prospective graduate students who would like to learn more about our Masters and PhD programmes.

Lifestyle in migration: the case of the British in rural France.

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Music and Meaning

Wednesday 7 November 2012

A Symposium

Workplace reading groups, networking and gender

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Cultural Heritage: new insights

Friday 12 October 2012

Organised by YECCE (York European Centre for Cultural Exploration)

The Co-Production of Knowledge: Social Media, STS and ...

Wednesday 18 July 2012

This conference is intended to bring together leading scholars in the fields of STS, communication and social media analysis, and the history and philosophy of science to critically explore these issues.

Inspiring Apes

Wednesday 27 June 2012

A White Rose Animals Workshop, York/Sheffield/Leeds/ 2010-2012

University of York Alumni Weekend 2012

Friday 15 June 2012

Challenge yourself with new experiences; revisit familiar places; connect with fellow graduates, current students, and leading international figures. The weekend is an opportunity to get involved in what is still at the heart of life at York: stimulating academic engagement and an exciting collegiate social scene.

The social organisation of food preferences

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Department of Sociology Seminar Series

Symbolic power and urban inequality: taking Bourdieu to town

Thursday 31 May 2012

Seminar and Workshop, Hosts: the York European Centre for Cultural Exploration (YECCE) and the Centre for Urban Research (CURB)

Arab Women, Media and Sexuality Conference

Saturday 26 May 2012

Centre for Women's Studies Event

Rhetoric and standardization in Milgram's obedience experiments.

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Department of Sociology Seminar Series

An Introduction to the Methods of Conversation Analysis

Thursday 3 May 2012

The course will be limited to no more than 15 participants who will work intensively with the two tutors to develop basic skills in transcription and in understanding the conversation analytic approach to talk as action.

Public Perceptions of the Social Sciences in a Contemporary Era of Unrest Postgraduate Day Conference

Monday 16 April 2012

This is a one day postgraduate conference which will focus on perceptions of social science disciplines in the light of current social and political upheaval and uncertainty

After Girl Power: What’s Next? Girls’ Studies Conference

Friday 24 February 2012

Centre for Women's Studies Conference 24 February - 25 February 2012

Pet Grief: When is non-human life grievable?

Wednesday 22 February 2012

SATSU Brown bag Seminar

White Rose DTC Funding Opportunities

Friday 17 February 2012

Applications are invited for White Rose DTC funding starting October 2012. Please visit the Department of Sociology PG Funding pages for full information on what is available and how to apply

The Law Becomes Us: Rediscovering Judgment

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

ESRC/White Rose PG Application Deadlines

Friday 3 February 2012

Applications are closed for ESRC funding starting October 2012.

Domestic violence in Iran: Women, Marriage and Islam

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Bio-Objectification of Abused Children in Evidence-Based Practice

Thursday 8 December 2011

Brown Bag Seminar Series

The Possibilities for and of a Global Sociology

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Please note that this seminar is cancelled Sociology Departmental Seminar

The Field of Power: Elites, Capital Structures, Networks and Social Mobility. The Case of Norway.

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Department of Sociology Seminar Please note that this is a change of date

PG Charity Coffee Morning

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Fund Raiser in aid of Cancer Research UK

Social Theory in an Age of Limits

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Department of Sociology Seminar

If the Shoe Fits: Footwear, Gender and Identity

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Use, Exchange and the Dialectics of Value in Bioeconomy

Thursday 10 November 2011

SATSU Brown Bag Seminar Series

Thinking together cultural sociology and urban studies: the example of Brussels

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Department of Sociology Seminar

Social Change in York 1900-2011

Saturday 5 November 2011

THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED This seminar forms part of the ESRC Festival of Science

York work shop on the research project Elites in an Egalitarian Society: Legitimizing forms of elite recruitment, reproduction and circulation

Thursday 27 October 2011

The seminar will discuss aspects of how such varieties may be conceived, understood and explained, relating to project publications, ongoing research and publication projects and plans, with a particular focus on Norwegian elite figurations.

An Introduction to Multiple Correspondence Analysis

Wednesday 21 September 2011

This course is designed for post graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, academic staff, and both public sector and commercial researchers who wish to become acquainted with the most commonly used forms of correspondence analysis.

A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society Social Sciences

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Ten years is only a moment in the span of social research, but eons in Internet time. Has social research across the disciplines been up to the challenges? Attend the symposium to find out.

3rd International Conference on Conversation Analysis and Clinical Encounters

Tuesday 12 July 2011

The conference aims to bring together researchers and health care practitioners interested in Conversation Analysis and its application to interaction in clinical settings

York Deviancy Conference

Friday 1 July 2011

The conference is intended to provide critical criminologists working across diverse disciplinary affiliations with the opportunity to come together and exchange ideas about crime, deviance and the future of studies that seek to engage with some of the greatest challenges.

Writing the Criminal Act

Tuesday 28 June 2011

This talk is part of York Deviancy Conference (Critical perspectives on crime, deviance, disorder and social harm), hosted by the University of York's Department of Sociology.

Age Play: Supporting What?

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Department of Sociology Seminar

Field analysis, boundary drawing and socio-cultural inequality

Tuesday 24 May 2011

This workshop will involve leading cultural sociologists from the UK, Denmark, France, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States to explore the relationship between cultural boundaries and the organisation of fields.

Cultural boundaries and inequality in comparative perspective

Monday 23 May 2011

Chair: Prof Mike Savage, Department of Sociology, University of York

Multiple Sclerosis Society Coffee and Cake Fundraiser

Friday 20 May 2011

We hope to see you all there and bring a friend.

The Here and Now: Thinking the Contemporary Across Disciplines

Tuesday 26 April 2011

the Centre for Modern Studies will host an open, interdisciplinary afternoon to think about the nature and status of the contemporary across the humanities and social sciences.

White Rose PG Conference

Monday 11 April 2011

On 11th April 2011, the University of York will play host to a one day White Rose postgraduate conference which will focus on the future of the Social Sciences and Social Science research in an increasingly globalised, digitised and uncertain world.

Working with Walter Benjamin: Everyday life, Media and the City

Wednesday 30 March 2011

A symposium, part of the ‘working with key thinkers series’ hosted by the Department of Sociology and the Centre for Modern Studies

Critical Perspectives on Art Gallery and Museum Audiences

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Sociology and art history have traditionally approached Art Gallery and Museum audiences in different ways. This seminar aims to reflect upon the relationships between both sociological approaches and art historical research on audiences' experience by discussing possible crossdisciplinary theories and empirical studies.

Brown Bag Seminar Series

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Brown Bag Seminar Series

Brown Bag Seminar Series

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Brown Bag Seminar Series

Brown Bag Seminar Series

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Brown Bag Seminar Series

All in the Same Boat? - Displacement, difference and urban homelessness

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Dr Emma Jackson, King's College London. Departmental Seminar

Governing Manchester's unruly poor in an era of austerity

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Dr James Rees, University of Manchester. Departmental Seminar

Does mobility have a future? The end of the road?

Wednesday 2 February 2011

Prof John Urry, University of Lancaster. Department of Sociology Seminar

Department of Sociology

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Brown Bag Seminar Series

Women in Hybrid Roles in IT Employment: A Case of "Nimble Fingers"?

Sunday 30 January 2011

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Implementing Pharmacogenetics into Pharmacy Practice: A (Re)professionalising Project?

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Brown Bag Seminar Series. This session will be followed by SATSU Christmas drinks and mince pies

Sociology and parapsychological experiences

Monday 13 December 2010

Inaugural Lecture - Prof Robin Wooffitt

Narratives of Maternal Loss in Contemporary Women's Writing

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Centre for Women's Studies Seminar

Scenes from Windows: Urban Rhythms, Improvisation and Memory

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Departmental Seminar

Responses to Violence against Women in India

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Centre Women's Studies Seminar

Making Things Secure: Data as Objects of Violence and Things of Beauty

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Departmental Seminar

Hard Eyes? Data Processing in Welfare Systems for High Cost High Risk Populations

Tuesday 16 November 2010

SATSU Brown Bag Seminar Series

Regenerative Medicine in Europe: A Synopsis of Some Key Results

Tuesday 2 November 2010

SATSU Brown Bag Seminar Series

Culture, Interaction and Knowledge: Sociology at York – Past, Present and Future

Thursday 3 July 2008

Celebrating 45 years of Sociology at York