Forthcoming Events

3 August 2024
The Legacy of Margaret Archer
University of Warwick, UK

6 November 2024 (4-6pm GMT)
The Frankfurt School Beyond Its Centenary: Exploring Contemporary Critical Social Theory and its Critique of Political Economy (sponsored by BSA Theory Study Group)

Past Events

11 October 2023 (4-5:30pm BST)
BSA Presents: Discussion with Martin Hägglund

4 October 2023 (4-5pm BST)
Social Theory and The Production of Everyday Life in Eco-Conscious Households with Kirstin Munro

21 June 2023 (16:00-17:30)
Theorising With Art and Music (a joint event with the BSA Sociology of the Arts Study Group)

4 April 2023 (16:00–17:30)
Karida L. Brown and Scott R. Stroud in Conversation: Pragmatism, Critical Social Theory, and The Alternative Trajectories of W.E.B Du Bois and B.R. Ambedkar

20 October 2022 (3-4pm BST)
Moving Beyond Deference Politics: A conversation about Theory, Politics, and Solidarity with Nathan Rochelle DuFord and Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò (sponsored by the BSA Theory Study Group)

18 May 2022 (15:00-17:00 BST)
Readings of Niklas Luhmann’s System Theory: The Habermas Luhmann Debate with Gorm Harste and The Making of Meaning with Christian Morgner
Online via Zoom

10 November 2021 (14:00-15:30 GMT)
Colonialism and Modern Social Theory: A Conversation between Gurminder K Bhambra, John Holmwood, Ipek Demir, Steve Kemp & Christian Morgner (Sponsored by the BSA Theory Study Group)

25 October 2021 (17:00-18:30 BST)
The Last Years of Karl Marx: A Conversation between Marcello Musto, Kevin B. Anderson, Himani Bannerji & David N. Smith (sponsored by the BSA Theory Study Group)

30 June 2021
Online Book Launch - Zygmunt Bauman, Culture and Art: Selected Writings Vol. 1

Join editors Dariusz Brzezinski, Tom Campbell, Mark Davis and Jack Palmer, along with special guests, in a celebration of a new volume of previously unpublished writings by Zygmunt Bauman on culture and art that have been discovered through the Bauman Institute Archives project. The volume, published by Polity Press, is now available and you can browse the table of contents here

Organised by the Bauman Institute and the BSA Theory Study Group

25 March 2021 (15:00-16:00 GMT)
Social Theory for a Global Age: A Conversation about the Life and Work of W.E.B. Du Bois with Gurminder K Bhambra and Vanessa E. Thompson (sponsored by the BSA Theory Study Group)

19 February 2021 (1pm-2pm GMT)
Adorno on Right-Wing Extremism in Late Capitalism

13 January 2021 (13:00-14:00 GMT)
The ‘Non-linearity” of Civilising Processes: A Conversation about the Life and Work of Nobert Elias with Michael Dunning (sponsored by the BSA Theory Study Group)