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The School of Sociology and Social Policy is delighted to announce two new scholarships at the Bauman Institute for 2011 to 2012 and invites applications from UK students that want to begin their studies in September 2011. The two awards cover the full cost of fees and are available to students for either of the…
Zygmunt Bauman is now contributing frequently to Social Europe Journal (SEJ). Social Europe Journal (SEJ) is the first journal, delivered mainly electronically, addressing issues of critical interest to progressives across Europe and beyond. It was founded in late 2004 and has been continuously published since spring 2005. SEJ is above all a forum for debate…
Videos from “Re-thinking Global Society” – the Bauman Institute launch conference are now available on this website. They include the welcome address, all plenary sessions, the special session and closing address given by Zygmunt Bauman.
I was delighted recently to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). For further information on the RSA, click here. In particular, see the wonderful RSA Animates series that includes short animated lectures by Matthew Taylor, Sir Ken Robinson, Slavoj Zizek, David Harvey, and Philip Zimbardo.
To coincide with Zygmunt Bauman’s 85th birthday in November 2010, Theory Culture and Society have commissioned for the journal a special section of articles on his work (see forthcoming, TCS 27.6), and for the journal’s associated blog they asked Mark Davis, Director of the Bauman Institute, to provide his own reflections on Bauman. Click here for Mark’s sociological,…
Two Interviews with Zygmunt Bauman published in Eurozene in 2004 and 2007, The unwinnable war and A postmodern grid of the worldmap? Eurozene is a partner in the European Forum International Conference, Holding on to Freedom, in Bratislava on 5 and 6 November 2010 where Zygmunt is speaking.
Zygmunt Bauman’s vision of humanity lost in pursuit of the market has found a voice in Labour leader Ed Miliband. Randeep Ramesh meets the influential sociologist. Read on: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/nov/03/zygmunt-bauman-ed-miliband-labour
A documentary is being made by director Bartek Dziadosz (Light Matter Productions) and producer Grzegorz Lepiarz (www.photogl.com) based on a series of interviews with Zygmunt Bauman conducted by Mark Davis. It also contains short interviews with well-established sociologists, philosophers, economists and artists, and group sessions in which the participants will be asked questions about the…
Zygmunt Bauman and Alan Touraine are awarded the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and humanities “We are delighted to learn that His Royal Highness Prince of Asturias has decided to acknowledge Professor Zygmunt Bauman with this wonderful and prestigious Award. Professor Bauman has many admirers in the Spanish-speaking world and so I am…
Aficionados of all things ‘liquid’ may be interested in this early reference to liquid football. The video also includes a master class on using educational visual aids.