CISRUL Seminar Series and Events 2017/18

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are open to everyone – please forward to other contacts and lists. Subject to alteration, please check back before the event. You can also view information on our upcoming events via our Facebook page here.

Date Time Room Format Chair or Speakers Topic
21-22 September 2017 Starts at Noon  7th Floor, Sir Duncan Rice Library 2-Day Workshop This event is organized by Dr Beth Lord (Philosophy) and Prof Natasha Mauthner (Management Studies, and funded by CISRUL. The workshop is titled “New Materialisms and Politics.”  For more information and a full abstract, please visit the event’s webpage.
27 September 2017 14:00 EW F61 Visiting Speaker Raul Acosta (Universität Konstanz) Political entrepreneurs: activists’ bids to reshape Guadalajara’s urban infrastructures
6 October 2017 12:00 MacRobert 252 Reading Based Seminar Trevor Stack Stack, to be circulated: “Civil Establishment and Radicalization” and  Jeffrey Alexander, “Introduction,” The Civil Sphere (Oxford University Press: 2008)
 18 October 2017 14:00 EW F61 Visiting Speaker  Jeffrey Alexander (Yale University) Research seminar co-hosted with Sociology: Iconic Objects and the New Middle Class
19 October 2017 14:00 MacRobert 613 Reading Based Panel with Responses  Jeffrey Alexander (Yale University) Reading-based seminar: Civil Sphere: An Inter-Disciplinary Debate

20 October 2017

20-22 October 2017


Starts at 9am

New King’s 10

Friday 20th October: Committee Room 2, University Office

Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd October: Old Senate Room

Public Lecture


“Social Crisis and Societalization: A Cultural Sociology of Boundary Tension and Civil Repair”
“Civil Sphere and Radicalization”
Public Lecture by Jeffrey Alexander Our conference will transform understanding of radical protest by cross-fertilizing existing debates through comparing species of radical protest and by explaining radical protest not only in terms of the perceived inadequacy of existing institutional channels for dissent, drawing on Jeffrey Alexander’s The Civil Sphere. Program here.
8 November 2017 14:00 EW F61 Presentation and Discussion Sociology Department Event The Sociology Department is graciously hosting Dr Trevor Stack’s presentation of his most recent fieldwork completed in the heart of rural Mexico.
29 November 2017 14:00 Meston G05  Reading Based Seminar  Chaired by CISRUL PhD Student Rose Luminiello  What effect has Marxist history had on our perception of class-based politics? Reading to be announced
07 December 2017 17:30 The Bobbin Informal Social Event Please join us for informal drinks at The Bobbin
24 January 2018 14:00 EW F61 Visiting Speaker from Argentina, Chaired by Cristina Flesher Fominaya. Organised by CISRUL PhD Student Eve Hayes de Kalaf Martin Eynard (CIECS-CONICET-UNC), National University of Córdoba, Argentina. Organised in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and CISRUL  

Food, Protest and Collective Action in Córdoba: Eruption, Unrest and Normalization

9 February 2018 TBC TBC Seminar organised by CISRUL PhD Student Domenico Carolei Speaker: Professor Oonagh B. Breen, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin Regulatory Waves: Outcomes from the project on Comparative Perspectives on State Regulation and Self-Regulation Policies in the Nonprofit Sector
29 March 2018 TBC TBC Visiting Speaker Alejandra Mancilla (University of Oslo) Alejandra will present on her book, The Right of Necessity. More info here
12 April 2018 14:00 EW F61 Student Presentations CISRUL PhDs Current PhD Students will give short presentations on their research projects, followed by a short discussion
27 April 2018 14:00 EW F61 Reading Based Seminar Chaired by CISRUL PhD Student Saerom Han  TBA



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