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Events in Sociology

Morgan Centre seminar: Bringing writing and drawing back together (Manuel Joao Ramos)

11:00 - 13:00 20 February 2019

Anthropologist Manuel João Ramos will be joining us from the University Institute of Lisbon to talk about his parallel life as an illustrator and sketcher and his newly reissued book ‘Of Hairy Kings and Saintly Slaves: An Ethiopian Travelogue’. Tim Ingold has described Manuel’s book in the following glowing terms: ‘Sketchbook in han..

Package Factories: Warehouses as New places For Contemporary Working-class (David Gaborieau)

17:30 - 26 February 2019

The backstage of contemporary capitalism is a vast logistical network through which goods and materials pass from one end of the planet to the other. In order to produce this circulation, thousands of workers are involved in warehouses, these big cubes made of corrugated iron that can be seen along the highways. By observing from the inside..

Morgan Centre book launch

17:30 - 20:00 06 March 2019

Join us to celebrate the official launch of three books by Morgan Centre members: Sociology of Personal Life (2nd edition) edited by Vanessa May and Petra Nordqvist Snobbery by David Morgan Creature of Transformation by James Hodgson No charge, but please let us know you are coming by emailing Vanessa May:

Morgan Centre seminar: ‘You need a map not a stopwatch’: Towards a relational interpretation of busyness (Clare Holdsworth)

15:30 - 17:00 06 March 2019

Busyness is a current popular obsession. Claims that everyone is busy with too much to do and not enough time have considerable popular and academic support. At both work and home people are encouraged to tackle the problem of busyness through time management techniques, to understand the ways in which they are busy and to carve out ‘me time..

Mitchell Centre Seminar series

16:00 - 17:30 13 March 2019

Heather McGregor

Training: Creative approaches to qualitative research

01 - 05 July 2019

Join staff from the Morgan Centre to add a creative perspective to all aspects of your qualitative research. This in-depth course is run as part of the methods@manchester summer school. This intermediate level course offers a hands-on introduction to creative approaches to doing qualitative research. The various stages of research will be co..

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