Future events:

Past events:

Connected Sociologies: From Culture Wars to Reparative Histories

Event date: March 31, 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: Aug. 3, 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: June 23, 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: May 3, 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: April 7, 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: Feb. 16, 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: Jan. 13, 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: Dec. 8, 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: Oct. 14, 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.