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LSE Sociology public event posters

Posters of public lectures and other events hosted by the Department of Sociology at LSE in the last few years (see our webpages for details plus podcasts and videos in many cases).

Book launch for 'Comedy and Distinction: The Cultural Currency of a “Good” Sense of Humour' by Dr Sam Friedman of LSE Sociology (see our Books and Blogs board) with Sam Friedman, Mike Savage, Guardian comedy critic Brian Logan and comedy scout Lydia Hampson - 6.30pm 12 November in Wolfson Theatre - all welcome.

Anthropologist Ruth Behar will be giving a guest lecture at LSE on 30 October at the invitation of the REPS PhD network. Ground floor of Tower 1, 6.30pm - all welcome.

The REPS (Race, Ethnicity and Post-colonial Studies) PhD network is led by research students based at LSE. They have organised two film screenings this autumn, on the London riots of 2011 (showing 8 October) and on the life of African immigrants in Italy (22 October). All welcome.

On 23 October 2014 Professor Nigel Dodd launches his new book with a public lecture at LSE on The Social Life of Money (6.30-8pm, Old Theatre). All welcome, books will be on sale after.

Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography at Oxford and regular contributor to The Guardian and New Statesman, gave a talk at LSE on the subject of his new book: Inequality and the 1%: what goes wrong when the rich become too rich? Catch the podcast on our website.

Dr Gabriel Abend, 'The Moral Background: an inquiry into the history of business ethics', 28 May 2014.

Professor Partha Chatterjee, 'Nationalism, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Some Lessons from Modern Indian History', 3 April 2014.

Professor Ulrich Beck: 'How Climate Change Might Save the World?', 27 February 2014.

Professor Bruno Latour: 'War and Peace in Time of Ecological Conflicts', 20 February 2014.

Conference: 'Culture and Social Change: The role of aesthetics',16 and 17 December 2013.

'The Old New Politics of Class', Professor Mike Savage inaugural lecture with discussant Professor Bev Skeggs (Goldsmiths), 20 November 2013.

'Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, captivity, and the future of endangered animals', Dr Carrie Friese with discussant Professor Charis Thompson, 12 November 2013.

Professor Ali Mirsepassi: 'The "Human Sciences'' on Trial in Iran', 7 November 2013.

Stratification and Culture Research Network launch workshop: 'Emerging Cultural Capital and New Forms of Distinction' 12 September 2013.

Professor Roberto Franzosi: 'Things to Do with Words: Illustrations from Italian Fascism (1919–1922) and Georgia lynchings (1875–1930)' 3 June 2013.

Professor Andrew Abbott, 'Scarcity, Abundance, Excess: towards a social theory of too much', 21 March 2013.

Professor Lord Anthony Giddens: 'Off the edge of history: the world in the 21st century', 19 February 2013.

Professor Peter Bearman: 'Understanding the Autism Epidemic', 20 November 2012.

Professor Daniel Miller, 'Consumption and the Philosophy of Denim', 31 October 2012.

'The Crisis Always Rings Twice' Professor Manuel Castells with chair and discussant Paul Mason, 8 October 2012, broadcast as part of the BBC Radio 4 Analysis series.

Professor Zygmunt Bayman: 'Has the Future a Left?', 14 March 2012.

Professor Ulrich Beck: 'European Community of Democracies - towards a new foundation of Europe', 20 February 2012.

Professor Richard Sennett: 'Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Co-operation', 6 February 2012.

Paul Mason: 'Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions', 30 January 2012.

Conference: Ralph Miliband and Parliamentary Socialism. Speakers: Tariq Ali, Robin Archer, Robin Blackburn, Hilary Wainwright 25 November 2011.