Future events:

Past events:

Who do we think we are?

Event date: 27 Oct 2023, 10 a.m.

Who do we think we are? is a free one-day workshop for educators and students (16+) on race, migration and belonging in the UK. The workshop will focus on the ways in which historical research, family histories, personal biographies, lived experiences can be put to work when exploring these topics and highlight how we can uncover these methodologically through creative and visual methods. 

The workshop aims to give educators and students new tools to support and enhance learning on these topics, both inside and outside formal classroom settings.

Summer School 2023: Race, Class and 'Crises'

Event date: 3 Aug 2023, 4:30 p.m.

On the 3rd and 4th of August, Connected Sociologies will partner with the Knowledge is Power programme at BSix Sixth Form College in Hackney for a two-day in-person summer school exploring race, class and ‘crises’. Over the two days we will look at the politics of race and class in the context of the manifold crises confronting us today - from the crisis of policing to the looming climate disaster - and the ways in which we can collectively forge alternative futures and a more hopeful present.

Connected Sociologies: From Culture Wars to Reparative Histories

Event date: 31 Mar 2023, 2 p.m.

This one-day public event brings together scholars, working across a range of disciplines, to explore the ongoing legacies of the British empire. It contests the framing, common across many media outlets, of a ‘culture war’ and seeks to orient the conversation through the more productive lens of ‘reparative histories’. Attendees will have the chance to choose between parallel sessions that will occur in-between two plenary sessions.

Summer School 2022: Race, Class & Colonialism

Event date: 3 Aug 2022, 2 p.m.

On the 3rd and 4th of August Connected Sociologies will partner with BSix Sixth Form College in Hackney for a two-day in-person summer school exploring race, class and colonial legacies. Each day attendees will be able to choose to attend concurrent workshops held in three different rooms based on their interests. Sessions will explore approaches to teaching in the classroom (both university and school), Race & Class, Colonialism & The Making of the Modern World, Racism & Anti-Racism, and much more!

Sociologies of Extraction

Event date: 23 Jun 2022, 2 p.m.

This event examines how processes of extraction work through, and exacerbate, long-standing inequalities and modes of exploitation. More broadly, it will consider how critical approaches to climate change – specifically from postcolonial and decolonial positions – are needed to counter depoliticized and ahistorical accounts of our current environmental crisis. The speakers will focus on the production and sale of palm oil, and issues of pollution and extractivism.

Channel Crossings: Colonial Histories and Maritime Legacies

Event date: 3 May 2022, 2 p.m.

This event situates contemporary British responses to Channel Crossings within the context of colonial histories and maritime legacies. It aims to offer a historicized perspective on this phenomenon which seeks to respond to calls to embed colonial histories in analyses of the present.

Slavery, Indenture and the Plantation Economy

Event date: 7 Apr 2021, 2 p.m.

How were the transatlantic slave trade and circuits of indenture central to the establishment making of the modern world?

Colonialism, Race & Policing

Event date: 16 Feb 2021, 2 p.m.

What do the colonial origins of British policing mean for the police and also the populations they seek to discipline and control today?

What is the Colonial Global Economy?

Event date: 13 Jan 2021, 2 p.m.

This event examines the ways in which contemporary wealth inequalities and transfers are shaped by historical colonial relationships.

Equality and Rights in 21st Century Britain: From Trojan Horse to Grenfell

Event date: 8 Dec 2020, 2 p.m.

What can we learn about equality and rights in 21st century Britain as reflected through Grenfell, Windrush & the Trojan Horse affair?

Haiti and the Making of the Modern World

Event date: 14 Oct 2020, 2 p.m.

In this event, we examine the Haitian Revolution, which occurred around the same time as the French and American Revolutions, and discuss its contribution to the making of the modern world.