Events

The first in our series on Bauman and post-colonial social theory, co-sponsored with PIN: Postcolonial Intellectuals and their European Publics
The second talk in our series reflecting upon the relevance of Bauman’s work to current concerns in post-colonial and decolonial theory
The third talk in our series reflecting on reading Bauman in the light of critiques of Eurocentrism and the transformative challenge of decolonial thought
Our closing talk, and also a celebration of the recent award to Griselda Pollock of the 2020 Holberg Prize, Norway’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize for critical theory
Austin Harrington and Ruth Holliday discuss the work of Eva Illouz on love and relationships

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Guest Speaker: Roger Griffin Modernity and Fascist temporalities is a talk by Professor Roger Griffin based on his article ‘Fixing Solutions: Fascist temporalities as Remedies for Liquid Modernity’ published this month in Journal of Modern European History. It was delivered in an early form at a conference on Fascist time held in 2013 in Italy,…
A seminar series hosted by Roundhouse The central place that Emmanuel Lévinas occupies in the development of Zygmunt Bauman’s thought after 1989 has often been noted. However, the degree to which Lévinas underpins Bauman’s ethical imagination has been significantly under-theorised and its consequences for his distinct approach to sociology often overlooked. Reading through Bauman’s first…
A Bauman Institute Workshop Guest Speaker: Hugo Radice Panel: Tracy Shildrick, Mark Davis All Welcome In September, Jon Cruddas and Jonathan Rutherford published the results of their Policy Review. Entitled ‘One Nation: Labour’s Political Renewal’ they describe the document as “radically rethinking what Labour stands for when there is no money to spare”. They also…
Presented by the Centre for Jewish Studies, FAHACS, CentreCATH and The Bauman Institute, Professor Bryan Cheyette will lead a discussion on his new book, Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial writing and the Nightmare of History.
Liquid Cities Postgraduate Masterclass with Peter Beilharz Professor of Sociology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Mark Davis Director of the Bauman Institute, University of Leeds, UK        Keith Tester Professor of Sociology, University of Hull, UK “Contemporary cities are the battlegrounds on which global powers and stubbornly local meanings and identities meet, clash, struggle and seek a…
Under the current Coalition Government and in the contemporary, post-financial crisis era, the ‘Big Society’ has become an organising concept that signals a different way of thinking about and organising public, financial and social services. At the same time, no other recent policy idea has been the source of as much passionate advocacy, derision, confusion…
Leeds Taking Soundings Dialogues in Politics and Culture The crisis as an opportunity for a new economy Speaker: Tim Jenkins   The present crisis is highlighting the urgency of a radical re-design of our economic model. A new economy would require a complete overhaul of the financial sector, would tackle growing social and economic inequalities,…
  The Neoliberal Attack on the Humanities: A Report from South Africa’s Front Line Professor Peter Vale Professor of Humanities, University of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Professor of Politics Emeritus, Rhodes University, South Africa   Formerly in the School of Government and Professor of Social Theory at the University of the Western Cape, Professor Vale’s…
This one day, BSA sponsored conference, hosted at the University of Leeds in conjunction with the Bauman Institute, will be looking to discuss the following; How has sociological theory impacted on the ethical, economic, social and political landscape? Is there space for substantive ethical development within ‘the academy’? How might proposed drives towards efficiency, impact…
Tuesday 7th June – Thursday 16th June 2011 An array of public and academic events: Research workshops; public lectures; master classes; exhibitions, films, performances