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

Publishing in an age of social media

These slides are from a workshop which Mark Carrigan ran with Sara Baker at the Faculty of Education in July 2018. The workshop explored how scholarly publishing is changing with the emergence of social media and helped participants develop strategies for linking established and emerging publications together. https://www.slideshare.net/markcarrigan/publishing-in-an-age-of-social-media/markcarrigan/publishing-in-an-age-of-social-media

What is social theory? A series of interviews

This series of interviews was conducted by Mark Carrigan for Social Theory Applied. It built on the Practice of Social Theory summer school, co-organised with Jana Bacevic, focusing on the challenges of doing social theory beyond the work with texts which are its most obvious manifestation. An interview with Douglas Porpora An interview with Linsey McGoey An … Continue reading What is social theory? A series of interviews

Why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously

By Mark Carrigan In the last year, I’ve become increasingly preoccupied by why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously. In part, this preoccupation is analytical because following this thread has proven to be a useful way to move from my past focus on individual users of social media to a more expansive sociological account of platforms. The lifecycle … Continue reading Why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously

An experimental project working towards the meta-conference

By Mark Carrigan This post is a short overview of the live blogging project Pat Thomson and myself initiated at The Sociological Review’s Undisciplining conference last week. This was a participatory project which invited twelve conference attendees (and one participating remotely) to blog about their experiences as they made their way through this three day event. There … Continue reading An experimental project working towards the meta-conference