Month: November 2012

CHANGING SOCIETIES AND CULTURES: YOUTH IN THE DIGITAL AGE NYRIS12 focuses on cultural and social changes in the digital age. Rapid technological developments, structural changes in society and economic uncertainty may influence young people in some respects more than other age groups. In the highly globalising and ICT-saturated world young people can also be seen as […]

Against the backdrop of decolonisation, a global economic boom was accompanied by tightened border controls, ever more punitive asylum regimes and limited access to citizenship. Immigration from former colonies to former metropoles has been limited in the postcolonial period as racialised discourses have set the West in opposition to an alien ‘rest’. Now, in this […]

News from the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships & Personal Life, University of Manchester We are now inviting abstracts (presentations and posters) for our exciting interdisciplinary conference‘Encounters’, to be held on 3-4 July 2013 at the University of Manchester Keynote Speakers are: Jackie Kay (Poet, novelist & Professor of Creative Writing, University of […]

Queer London Conference: Call for Papers Saturday 23rd March, 2013 Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster Keynote Speaker: Dr. Matt Cook (Birkbeck College, University of London) This one-day conference is dedicated to a consideration of London and its role in creating, housing, reflecting and facilitating queer life. It aims to bring […]

Have you ever skydived before? Of course  most people haven’t and have no interest in it. I have, and for me, it was a thrill. But do those who have not had, and do not want to have, this experience have a disorder? So, if you don’t want this experience, should we diagnose you with, say, hypoactive skydiving disorder because you […]

We are delighted to announce the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships 4th International Conference will take place in Edinburgh from Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th June 2013 Researching Families and Relationships: innovations in methods, theory and policy relevance 10th – 12th June 2013 John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh Full Registration […]

CfP: Queer Senses: A One-Day Symposium at Royal Holloway, University of London (11 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RF) Tuesday 26th March, 2013, 10.00-17.00 Organizers: Dr Emily Jeremiah and Prof James Williams (SMLLC, RHUL) And ‘Queer, The Space’ ( We invite proposals for 20-minute papers to be given at this event, which will ask: what makes […]

THE SOCIOLOGY TEACHER The Journal of the BSA Teaching Group The BSA Teaching Group is a network of people keen to further the interests of sociology teaching from secondary to tertiary education. The aim of the Group is to encourage and promote the teaching of the Social Sciences in Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education. The […]

BSA Sociology, Psychoanalysis and the Psychosocial Study Group in collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research   Interrogating “the Social Unconscious” Friday 25 January 2013  2pm – 5pm  Room 101, 30 Russell Square   What is meant by the concept of “the social unconscious”? What is it trying to capture, and is it a […]

Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology Date            7 December 2012 Time            9.30am – 4.30pm Location        The British Library, London Digital methods have been utilised by a variety of disciplines. In an era in which social life is increasingly played out online, such methods […]

The organising committee for the 12th Symposium is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers is now open! NYRIS 12 focuses on cultural and social changes in the digital age. In the conference programme there are 30 sessions in 16 streams, covering youth-related topics from different perspectives: Youth participation and political activities Online youth activism Youth and digital […]

My getting started with social media bundle has pretty much every training resource I’ve ever produced in it. Some collections of other people’s stuff about Twitter, blogging and podcasting. All my Prezis from social media workshops. The LSE Impact Blog’s Twitter list and Twitter guide. Go through the former list, follow anyone who seems interesting and Twitter will […]