Events

This transdisciplinary symposium will mark the second anniversary of the death of this renowned and internationally influential sociologist and cultural analyst. The symposium brings together international speakers to share new research on his biography, the historical shaping of his key concepts of the stranger, the exile, the refugee, his role in the theorizing of the…
A symposium at the University of Leeds Please see the Call for Papers if you wish to take part in this symposium August 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of Zygmunt Bauman’s monumental book Modernity and the Holocaust. The Holocaust, the late sociologist famously argued, was not the polar opposite of modernity or a pathological deviation from modernisation…

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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
Oxford University Chabad Society cordially invites you to a lecture by Professor Zygmunt Bauman. “Zygmunt Bauman, born in Poznan, Poland, is one of Europe’s most influential sociologists and is currently Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Leeds University.  Since 1971, he has resided in England after being driven out of Poland by an anti-Semitic campaign, engineered…
It was an honour to welcome Neal Lawson (Chair of Compass, and writer for The Guardian and New Statesman), Saskia Sassen (Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, and Centennial Visiting Professor, London School of Economics), Daniel Libeskind (Architect), and George Ritzer (Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland) as our plenary speakers, and giving our inspirational closing address, Zygmunt…
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When we owe allegiance to nothing, and no-one, and everything is expendable in the pursuit of an ill-defined notion of happiness, is our “freedom” doing us more harm than good? Standing in for Professor Bauman, I will be giving a paper entitled “The Tyranny of Freedom” at this year’s Hay Philosophy and Music Festival “How…
At the University of Leeds on Wednesday 13th May 2009 the ICPS and the AHRC-sponsored ‘Postcolonial Europe’ network co-hosted a spectacularly well-attended public dialogue between Etienne Balibar (Emeritus Professor at Paris X Nanterre and the University of California, Irvine) and Zygmunt Bauman (Emeritus Professor at the University of Leeds). The lively dialogue, between two of…
What is the current status of Europe in a globalized world, and who gets to be or call themselves ‘European’? For those of you able to make it along, you may be interested in this event next week organised by Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies here at Leeds. Mark Davis: What struck me most…