About Us

The Bauman Institute is an interdisciplinary research centre with an international reputation for the study of social and political theory.

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Projects

We have been awarded prestigious grants from EC Horizon 2020, UKRI, the Leverhulme Trust, and Friends Provident Foundation to support our research at Leeds.

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Bauman Archive

A new book series with Polity brings together unknown or rare pieces from material in the Bauman Archive at the University of Leeds. The first volume, Culture and Art, is published in 2021.

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I happen to believe that questions are hardly ever wrong; it is the answers that might be so. I also believe, though, that refraining from questioning is the worst answer of all

Zygmunt Bauman

Spotlights

PROSEU is a Horizon 2020 funded project through which we are working with partners in 11 EU countries to assess new business models and innovative finance solutions for Europe's green energy transition.
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In a context of deep austerity, Financing for Society assesses investment-based crowdfunding as a new model of finance for UK public bodies tasked with delivering some of the most urgent social and environment infrastructure our communities need. Might a new Community Municipal Bond empower the regions through citizen-led finance?
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To be eligible for the Janina Bauman Prize, the MA Dissertation must address an area of “significant ethical or moral relevance”, which was a concern of Janina Bauman’s own writing.
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News, Events and Blog

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CMIs are being hailed as a breakthrough for hard-pressed councils to achieve their climate targets – and transform their relationship with residents.

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With on-going uncertainties concerning safety and travel restrictions, we have taken the decision to cancel our 'Postcolonial Bauman' Conference.

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PROSEU partner ICLEI report on Dr Mark Davis's research to explore how Community Municipal Investments (CMIs) could also help European city partners to deliver on their own net zero targets.

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Further impact from Mark Davis's Financing for Society project as a second UK council confirms it will offer a Community Municipal Investment option to local residents to help fund a £10M solar farm.

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A symposium at the University of Leeds Please see the Call for Papers if you wish to take part in...

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A training workshop to learn how investment-based crowdfunding can be used to support public sector project delivery, and gain a better understanding of local donation-based crowdfunding.

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This transdisciplinary symposium will mark the second anniversary of the death of this renowned and internationally influential sociologist and cultural...

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A buffet lunch plus tea and coffee will be provided. In an age of financial crisis and fiscal austerity, can...

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To mark the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Zygmunt Bauman’s Modernity and the Holocaust (1989), two events were held in the week...

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On Tuesday this week, NESTA and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance published “Pushing Boundaries”, their latest annual report on...

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Driving FinTech in Manchester Wednesday 30th September, Barclays RISE Manchester Innovate Finance is an industry-backed body aiming to promote the...

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Pathfinders, ICAEW Great Hall, London, Friday 25th September 2015 Responsible, democratic and fair: how many of us think those words can be reasonably...

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