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Konferenser, seminarier, kurser 2014
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2014-03-13 - 2014-03-15.  Konferenssession

Sessionen "Utbildningssociologi" under Sociologidagarna 2014

Göteborgs universitet, 13-15 mars 2014.

Från SEC deltar:
Donald Broady <>, ansv. för sessionen Utbildningssociologi. Med flera.

2014-03-26 - 2014-03-28 PhD Course, primary for Norwegian PhD candidates

Revisiting historical epistemology—“Continuity and rupture in our understanding of the world”

Paris, 26–28 March 2014

The course invites PhD candidates from different fields to explore the influential French historical epistemology.
     Originating in the work of Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), what became known as historical epistemology would deeply influence both philosophy of science and the social sciences in postwar France.
     Emphasizing the necessity of epistemological ruptures with everyday perceptions and the “connaissance commune”, i.e. how epistemological obstacles must be overwon in order to gain scientific knowledge, Bachelard can also be seen as a precursor to many of the topics later raised by Thomas Kuhn. Whereas the works of Bachelard, Jean Cavaillès and Georges Canguilhem are well known in France, this is not necessarily the case in Scandinavia.
     Bachelard’s philosophy of science was developed with reference to physics, chemistry and other natural sciences, but would leave a lasting impact on the works of both Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu.
     This course seeks to explore the history and the core ideas in the French historical epistemological tradition, and how this tradition stands today. It has invited French and Norwegian scholars to provide their views and present reflections on core issues.

Johan Heilbron, Centre de sociologie européenne (CSE-CNRS) Paris.
Frédéric Lebaron, Versailles-St. Quentin-en-Yvelines
Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Université Paris 1
Paola de Cuzzani, Dept of Philosophy, University of Bergen
Gunnar Skirbekk, SVT, University of Bergen
Johannes Hjellbrekke, Dept of Sociology, University of Bergen

Arr: Centre Franco-Norvégien en Sciences Sociales et Humaines (CFN), Paris,  


Organisation mellan organisationer

Forskarutbildningskurs (7.5 hp), Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet, April–juni 2014

Kursen ges av professor Nils Brunsson

Kursstart: 1 april.

Språk: svenska


May 2014—Febr 2015 Graduate course/forskarutbildningskurs

Modern Sociological Theory

Graduate course (7,5 ECTS), Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, May 2014—February 2015

given by Hans Joas, Permanent Fellow at the University of Freiburg in Germany and Professor of Sociology and a Member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago
—assisted by Professor Patrik Aspers, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University.

Course start: May 7th, 2014

Language: English

Course content and objectives

The purpose of this class is to offer an overview of developments and debates in sociological theory in the U.S. and Europe after the Second World War. The guiding thread of the course lies in the following questions: What is human action? How is social order possible? What are the mechanisms of social change? How do we have to understand contemporary societies? The point of departure for this class is Talcott Parsons’s attempt at synthesizing the classical sociological theories of Max Weber, Émile Durkheim and others. This attempt dominated sociology or at least sociological theory in the non-Communist world after 1945. The different schools of a critique of Parsons (rational choice; symbolic interactionism; ethnomethodology, conflict sociology) will then be presented. They all represented important steps forward, but together they also led to a fragmentation of sociological theory. After that the course will, therefore, focus on later developments from the 1980s until today. These last decades can be characterized as the age of a “new theoretical movement” with several attempts to come to a new theoretical synthesis (Habermas, Luhmann, Giddens, Touraine, Bourdieu, neofunctionalism, neopragmatism, new sociology of power). Special attention will be given to my own (Hans Joas) efforts. In a later part of the course we will move from the level of general sociological theory to applications particularly in the historical sociology of power and religion (Michael Mann, Robert Bellah; my own writings again).
The whole course is based on my book Social Theory, written with W. Knoebl, published in German 2004, English translation Cambridge University Press 2009. This text should be read in full.

For more information see

2014-04-03 - 2014-04-05 Conference

ESSHC 2014, the Tenth European Social Science History conference

Wien, 23-26 April 2014

Arr: The International Institute for Social History.

2014-05-26 - 2014-05-28 Conference

Values, Evaluation and the Idea of Higher Education

Uppsala University, 26-28 May 2014

Arr. Sharon Rider & Elinor Hållén, with support from KUSKO (Kunskapssamhällen: Kommunikation och organisation 1800–2020, Uppsala University).

On the speakers see

The lectures are open.

2014-06-18 - 2014-06-20 Workshop

[The following workshop offers an excellent programme!]

Understanding the Transformations of Economic Elites in Europe

Université de Lausanne, June 18th—20th, 2014

2014-10-16 torsd -- 2014-10-17. International Conference

Score International Conference on Organizing Markets

Place: Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, Stockholm, Sweden.

Organized by Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (Score). Organizers Patrik Aspers, Nils Brunsson, Christina Garsten.

Keynote speaker: Neil Fligstein, University of California, Berkeley.

Abstract submission Deadline: March 31, 2014



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