Workshop: Social Media and #USSStrikes

The unprecedented wave of strike action across UK universities earlier in 2018 raises many questions for the sociology of higher education. To what extent was the strike part of a wider set of mobilisations against austerity, on the one hand, and the workings out of neoliberal policies shaping public institutions, on the other? What were … Continue reading Workshop: Social Media and #USSStrikes

The Foundations of British Sociology

This workshop co-organised by Mark Carrigan might be of interest to some of our followers. It intends to raise awareness of the Foundations of British Sociology archive maintained by Keele University. This remarkable resource collects a diverse array of materials from the 1880s to the 1950s, gifted to the university when the Institute of Sociology was dissolved in … Continue reading The Foundations of British Sociology

Knowledge production outside the university at #undisciplining

By Mark Carrigan I'm writing this from the Undisciplining conference, an event I've contributed to the organisation of as part of my role at The Sociological Review Foundation. An event is about to start organised by my CPGJ colleague and collaborator, Jana Bacevic, prepared through an initial blog post on this website. Her session on thinking knowledge … Continue reading Knowledge production outside the university at #undisciplining

Thinking knowledge production without the university

This is a collaborative blog post leading up to the panel Undisciplining: thinking knowledge production without the university at The Sociological Review's annual conference Undisciplining: conversations from the edges, Newcastle, Gateshead, 18-21 June 2018. Introduction Jana Bacevic If it is true that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end … Continue reading Thinking knowledge production without the university

Talk: the Idea of a Digital University, David Berry, 12 June 4-5.30PM

12 June, 4-5.30pm, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Rd., Donald Macintyre Building, Room 2S3 (second floor) In this talk, I set out to examine the ways in which the university, as an idea, was discussed, written about and actively debated over a long period of history.  I aim to develop a set of critical research questions and problematics in relation to … Continue reading Talk: the Idea of a Digital University, David Berry, 12 June 4-5.30PM

Is there such a thing as ‘centrist’ higher education policy?

By Jana Bacevic This Thursday, I was at the Institute of Education in London, at the launch of David Willetts’ new book, A University Education. The book is another contribution to what I argued constitutes a veritable ‘boom’ in writing on the fate and future of higher education; my research is concerned, among other things, with the theoretical … Continue reading Is there such a thing as ‘centrist’ higher education policy?

Theorising Race and Racism in Education: Easter Term 2018

Alternate Fridays 14:00-16:00 Easter term 2018: ‘Theorists from across the globe’ Donald McIntyre Building, Room 2S3, Faculty of Education Convened by: Arathi Sriprakash, Amina Shareef, Sharon Walker, Amberley Middleton, Christy Kultz Session 1: April 27, 2018 Using humour and critique, Fanon considers racial constructions, in this case, ‘black’, and how these shape the ways in which those racialized as … Continue reading Theorising Race and Racism in Education: Easter Term 2018