Events in the School of Social Sciences

Find out more about events, seminars and public lectures in the School of Social Sciences.

MANCEPT Seminar: Robert Herissone-Kelly, “Agency and Authority: A Differentiated Model of Hermeneutical Power”

16:00 - 17:30 29 February 2024

Robert Herissone-Kelly, University of Manchester - “Agency and Authority: A Differentiated Model of Hermeneutical Power”

Researching life as politics: new approaches to theorising and methodology in social scientific research. Asef Bayat in conversation with Luke Yates

16:00 - 17:30 29 February 2024

This event is aimed at PhD students and early career researchers. This is a movements@manchester event, sponsored by the Department of Sociology and with support from the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives Bio: Asef Bayat is Professor of Sociology and Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies at..

Tom Cunningham (University of Edinburgh)

16:00 - 18:00 04 March 2024

Tom Cunningham: ‘Deaths of Despair’ in contemporary Britain, close-up: An ethnographic perspective from the margins, arguably. ?? In recent years economists and sociologists working in the fields of public health and population studies have identified an accelerating health crisis at the bottom of the class structure within the rich coun..

Social Statistics Seminars: Prof. Patrick Sturgis (LSE)

14:00 - 15:30 05 March 2024

Professor Patrick Sturgis (LSE) will be presenting some of his recent work. The even will be online.

Contemporary Challenges to Social Movement Studies

14:00 - 06 March 2024

Simin Fadaee, department of Sociology at The University of Manchester, is part of this online roundtable "Contemporary Challenges to Social Movement Studies" Session organized by Social Movement Research Network - Council of European Studies and CIES ISCTE. Speakers Lorenzo Zamponi (Scuola Normale Superiore, European Consortium for Politi..

MET Seminar - Ángel Hernándo-Veciana (Carlos III, Madrid)

17:00 - 18:00 06 March 2024

Manchester Economic Theory (MET) schedule: Speaker website:

Mitchell Centre Seminar series

16:00 - 17:30 06 March 2024

Susan O'Shea, Manchester Metropolitan University

MANCEPT Seminar: Dr Charlotte Unruh, ”Meaningful Work, Achievement, and Automation”

16:00 - 17:30 07 March 2024

Dr Charlotte Unruh, University of Bristol - ”Meaningful Work, Achievement, and Automation”

Econometrics Seminar - Raffaella Giacomini (FRB Chicago, UCL)

12:00 - 11 March 2024

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Juli Perczel (University of Cambridge)

16:00 - 18:00 11 March 2024

Juli Perczel: Labouring for the dream of a circular world Despite the extreme academic suspicion of the informal economy concept in the social sciences, it continues to be used as an unproblematic descriptor of particular spheres of production in the e-waste ecosystem in New Delhi, India. In this paper I trace ethnographically what people co..