International Conference University of the West of Scotland Ayr Campus, Scotland, UK Call for Papers This year marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of the French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-84). This interdisciplinary conference aims to reflect on the work… Read More ›
Archive for February 2016
The Sociological Review Foundation invites applicants to take part in a masterclass with Éric Fassin, who will delivering our Annual Public Lecture on the same day at SOAS at 6pm. The master-class will explore: How are sex, gender and sexuality… Read More ›
A workshop on the morphogenetic approach: June 21st, 10am to 5pm The University of Warwick This one day workshop is intended for those currently using or planning to use the morphogenetic approach in their research. In the first half of… Read More ›
Have any readers seen this film yet? Was it impressive? I’ve heard good things and I’m trying to track down a copy, as this could be a potential film for our first Sociological Imagination film night in Manchester this summer.
Some really interesting videos from the Digital Wildfire project.
Digital Methodologies: Beyond Big & Small Data 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33) September 11th – 16th, 2016, University of Leicester (http://www.le.ac.uk/) Session Organizer Christian Bokhove, University of Southampton, United Kingdom,C.Bokhove@soton.ac.uk Mark Carrigan, University of Warwick, United Kingdom,… Read More ›
Co-edited by Mark Carrigan and William Housley Social media is conventionally located within a commercial narrative that theorises an array of emerging ‘disruptive technologies’ that includes big data, additive manufacture and robotics. These and related technologies are underpinned by computational… Read More ›
There’s a definite lack of English language resources online related to Luhmann. Does anyone have suggestions we could add to the attached?
Warwick Sociology Journal is a student-founded and led sociological journal seeking to publish high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate work. We are currently accepting student submissions for our Spring issue and would love to receive any essays, articles or reviews you have… Read More ›
This themed issue, to be edited by Deborah Lupton, focuses on the ways in which digital media and technologies are used to represent and manage body weight and size. It will be published in the journal Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal… Read More ›
Call for applicants: Summer School of the International Algorithm Studies NetworkPlease disseminate widely Date: 4-8 July, 2106Place: Stockholm, Sweden Algorithms are everywhere! This international summer school explores the increasing importance of algorithms in society and the socio-cultural transformations that this… Read More ›
Podcasts from the Centre for Social Ontology’s symposium last year:
I just surprised myself by sitting through this entire 40 minute compilation of Donald Trump’s insults during the Republican primaries: I found them weirdly hypnotic, albeit intellectually deadening. Perhaps this explains the strange quality of Trump’s speech?
In this video from a workshop I did in Hull last year, I rather unsurprisingly say ‘yes’ to the question ‘should academics blog?’
Even though I believe the concepts of ‘innovation’ and ‘disruption’ refer to sociologically significant phenomena, I cringe slightly whenever I hear someone use the terms. Particularly in the case of the latter, a whole theory of social change at the meso… Read More ›
*Deadline for applications: 5th March 2016.* *Start date: October 2016.* *Relating To Data: understanding data through visualisation* is a network of three funded PhD studentships which focuses on how people relate to data through their visualisation, the narratives and meanings… Read More ›
Dear colleague, We are pleased to open submissions for proposals for AoIR 2016: Internet Rules! (Berlin, Germany, 5 – 8 October, 2016). To re-familiarize yourself with the call for proposals and types of submissions solicited, please see here: http://aoir.org/aoir2016/call-for-proposals/. Accepted paper… Read More ›
Special issue call for the Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative work Deadline for submissions March 7th 2016 These call details are also available online at https://sites.google.com/site/digitalwildfireesrc/jcscw Special issue editors Marina Jirotka – University of Oxford William Housley – Cardiff University… Read More ›
Abstract submission closes at midnight on Monday 7 March Work, Employment and Society Conference 2016 ‘Work in Crisis’ Dates: Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 September 2016 (Postgraduate Workshop: 5 September 2016) Venue: University of Leeds The BSA and the Work, employment… Read More ›
A really interesting film via Dan Silver: This is a fascinating documentary film about the longstanding financial problems of the Barnes Foundation, a $25-billion collection of mostly Modernist and post-Impressionist artworks, and the foundation officers’ successful effort to break Albert… Read More ›
by Michael Palkowski Professor Steve Fuller, an eminent sociologist at the university of Warwick recently published a provocative blog post on the ways in which academia deals with plagiarism, titled “Plagiarism: Observations on Academia’s Self-Induced Moral Panic”. In this article,… Read More ›