Month: June 2014

UCD Conference on Historical Sociology, 27th August 2014

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History as Sociology, Sociology as History


On 27 August 2014, the School of Sociology, University College Dublin, will host a one-day conference on the theme of ‘History as Sociology, Sociology as History’.


Participants include Peter Burke (Cambridge), Michael Mann (UCLA), Dennis Smith (Loughborough) and – to be confirmed – Maria Lúcia Pallares Burke (Cambridge), as well as Stephen Mennell, Siniša Malesević , Steve Loyal, Robert Gerwarth and Andreas Hess of UCD.


There is no conference fee, and all are welcome. Further information from:

Provisional programme

10.15 Registration and coffee 
10.55 Steve Loyal: Conference Opening 
11.00 Michael Mann: ‘Have Societies Evolved?’Response by Dennis Smith and discussion
12.00 Peter Burke: ‘Comparison in History’Response by Andreas Hess and discussion
13.00–14.00 Lunch
14.00 Stephen Mennell: ‘Sociogenesis and Psychogenesis: Norbert Elias’s Historical Social Psychology as a Research Tradition in Comparative Historical Sociology’Response by Steve Loyal and discussion


15.00–15.20 Tea break
15.20 Sinisa Malesevic: ‘The End of War and Historical Sociology’Response by Robert Gerwarth and discussion
16.20 Steve Loyal: Closing Remarks