Workshop Invitation: Why Address the Classics?

3 november 2022

Welcome to a workshop with Gurminder K Bhambra and John Holmwood, authors of Colonialism and Modern Social Theory (2021). In this workshop they will address the question of why we should continue to engage with the classics.

November 16, 10.15-12.00, UCGS Library, Social Science Building, 4th floor

They would ask you to read two or three of the short contributions made to a symposium on our book that were published in the Journal of Classical Sociology.

Each piece engages with a specific chapter and the broader themes of the book. In the workshop we ask for your reflections on the pieces you read and what value you think there might still be to reading the classics.

Readings available here

Gurminder K Bhambra is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies at the University of Sussex and currently President of the British Sociological Association. She is author of the award-winning Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination (2007) and Connected Sociologies (2014).

John Holmwood is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham and and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Philosophy at the Czech Academy of Science. He is author, with Therese O'Toole, of Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair (2017).

Workshop is open to all interested researchers and students, especially within Social Sciences and the Humanities. No application is needed, but you will need to do the reading asked for before attending.

Organizers: Graduate School for Gender Research, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies

Contact information:

Redaktör: Per Melander

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