During Lent term we will hold a series of Theory Workshops which seek to assist students in learning to explore the meanings of theory and their significance for research, thinking and everyday life. In each session, theoretical work will be introduced by a member of the CPGJ Cluster or an invited speaker and they will … Continue reading Theory in Conversation
The ESRC have announced the second call for their Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) scheme, for those who have completed their PhD at a research organisation that is part of a DTP or CDT and who are within 12 months of passing their viva voce. If you're interested in working with our members for this, we'd be … Continue reading Are you interested in doing a postdoc with us?
By Daphne Martschenko In early December 2018, I was invited to present at the Polygenic Prediction and Its Application in the Social Sciences conference at the University of Southern California, hosted by the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC) – a group of social scientists who are now conducting genetic studies on fraught social outcomes … Continue reading Breaking Down Academic Silos: An Example from a Historically-Burdened Field
By Matias Nestore Besides the brief experiences of the UCU strikes and the Decolonise movement last year, most people in Cambridge don’t see their academic lives as overlapping with activism or social movements. Those of us who do engage in them tend to do so outside of the university domain, given that overlapping factors such … Continue reading Bridging the gap between academia and social movements: learning with, not from
November 30th Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge Organised by Jana Bacevic, Mark Carrigan and Filip Vostal Keynote: Liberalism Must Be Defeated: The Obsolescence of Bourgeois Theory in the Anthropocene by Gary Hall, Director of Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University, UK. The conference seeks to conceptualise change in contemporary knowledge production in a way … Continue reading Post-H(uman) index? Politics, metrics, and agency in the accelerated academy
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
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