28 – 29 November 2019 Lancaster University Higher education is increasingly ‘platformised’. Indeed, digital platforms have become ubiquitous. They are dominant intermediaries not only in our social, economic and political life, but have become central forms of capitalist accumulation. While platforms differ in terms of openness to developers and public access to data, they operate … Continue reading Call for Papers for the Second Annual Conference: Capitalism, Social Science and the Platform University
The Politics of Representation is a special section edited by Lakshmi Bose and Rebecca Gordon on The Sociological Review's website. It is part of an exciting new stream of activity launched by doctoral researchers within the faculty, as part of a new collective which can be found online here. This is how the editors describe … Continue reading The Politics of Representation
This London based reading group might be of interest to our members: You are invited to participate in the Neurodiversity Reading Group that will run monthly in London (UK) in the academic year 2019-20. The first meeting will take place on Friday 19 July 2019, 3-5pm, at London South Bank University (Room K503, Keyworth Centre). … Continue reading Neurodiversity Reading Group
A reminder that we will be meeting next Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 for our next Social Theory Workshop. Eva Hartmann will be presenting this week at 4:30 to 6pm, in room 2S3. Abductive reasoning, as initially developed by Charles Sanders Peirce, is a form of logical inference which starts with an observation and then seeks … Continue reading Taking abduction seriously: a case study based appraisal
May 8th, 4:30 to 6pm (Room to be announced shortly) Sharon Walker, a doctoral candidate, will be engaging participants in the following question in order to engage with significant theoretical discussions about the place of race in the conceptual underpinnings of the 'social contract' (see full description below). All welcome and do come along to … Continue reading Is the social contract a racial contract and does it matter?
We have four work in progress sessions confirmed for Easter term: Charles Mathies (University of Jyvaskyla): We are doing it to ourselves: How university research management platforms are shaping academic research. 3rd May, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Donald McIntyre Building 2S3 Eric Lybeck (University of Manchester): The University Revolution: Re-thinking the Role of Higher Education in Modernity. 17th May, 12:00pm-1:30pm, … Continue reading Our upcoming work in progress seminars
Thursday 7 March, 4.30pm to 6pm, DMB 1S3 Faculty of Education, Hills Road, Cambridge In this seminar, Colleen McLaughlin explores Schools, psychosocial well-being and agency: From fragmentation to coherence and Caroline Sarojini Hart discusses A capability approach to children’s well-being, agency and participatory rights in education. As well as hearing from both speakers, there will be plenty of time for … Continue reading Learner agency at the confluence between rights-based approaches and well-being