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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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…
Click for the details of the event: http://www.resetdoc.org/story/00000021196
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…
The School of Sociology and Social Policy Alumni event at Leeds University on May 6th 2006 was a great success. Approximately 65 ex-students, undergraduates and postgraduates, and a number of past staff were able to attend. The highlight was the talk given by Prof. Zygmunt Bauman, “Liquid Modern Challenges to Education”. As usual his talk…