Social Theory Centre
The Social Theory Centre, founded in 1997, is devoted to the promotion and development of social theory in the broad sense of the term, though with particular emphasis on social theory’s capacity to both respond to and shape contemporary social and political life.
While based in the department of sociology, its interests range across a number of social science and humanities disciplines. The primary activities of the Centre consist of organising research symposia and workshops. We have also run reading groups, summer schools, annual lectures and so forth. For forthcoming events, check the calendar.
The Social Theory Centre provides an important locus of activity for faculty and students involved with the MA programme in Social and Political Thought.
Short web address: www.warwick.ac.uk/go/socialtheory
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Wed, May 7, '14
9:30am - 6:45pm
A one-day symposium organized by the Max Weber Study Group of the British Sociological Association and the Social Theory Centre at the University of Warwick.
Mon, Jun 2, '14
10am - 5pm
Runs from Monday, June 02 to Tuesday, June 03.
Plenary session with William Connolly, chaired by Nigel Thrift, on June 2nd.
Other confirmed speakers include Christian Borch, Costas Douzinas, Amade M'charek, Luciana Parisi & AbdouMaliq Simone.
Thu, Jun 19, '14
5pm - 7pm
The Social Theory Centre Annual Lecture for 2014 will be given by Professor Danielle Allen
"Social Capital v. Democratic Knowledge: A Manifesto"
Danielle Allen is UPS Foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. She is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America, Allen is the author of The World of Prometheus: the Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (2000), Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs. the Board of Education (2004), Why Plato Wrote (2010), and Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (Norton & Liveright Books, June 2014). In 2002 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her ability to combine the classicist’s careful attention to texts and language with the political theorist’s sophisticated and informed engagement.” She is currently working on books on citizenship in the digital age, and education and equality. Allen is a frequent public lecturer and regular guest on public radio affiliates to discuss issues of citizenship, as well as an occasional contributor on similar subjects to the Washington Post, Boston Review, Democracy, Cabinet, and The Nation.
Steering Committee – staff
- Johannes Angermuller
- Nicholas Gane
- Jens Maesse
- Goldie Osuri
- Ronny Scholz
- Alex Smith
- Charles Turner
- Julie Walsh - email
Steering Committee – PhD students
- Gennaro Ascione
- Claire Blencowe
- Stuart Elden
- Amy Hinterberger
- Hannah Jones
- Alice Mah
- Jason Mast
- Maria Do Mar Pereira
- John Solomos
- Nate Tkacz