Sociology Seminar series


ANU School of Sociology
Sociology Seminar series

Sociological Impact in Extraordinary Times

The School of Sociology's Seminar Series engages diverse forms of presentation and topical discussion to contribute to contemporary academic and public debate. It aims to generate meaningful approaches to social problems and to inspire new ecologies of practice. While raising issues of contemporary and future relevance, the series is also attentive to our history. It aims to think through our debt to negated and appropriated ways of knowing and being, which have formed the conditions of social scientific knowledge.

With this in view, the series is broadly oriented to the theme of Decolonising. Throughout its diverse topics and modes of presentation, we aim to explore the ways in which habits of thought, language, culture and sociality are tied to the material work of colonisation and decolonisation.

All seminars will be delivered online until further notice.


If you wish to have a paper considered for the series, please send a title, abstract, brief biography and preferred presentation date to the seminar coordinator.

Past events

The Sociology of Trade Unions

3 Aug 2020

This seminar will be held via zoom Use password 795617 The sociology of trade unions...

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Indigenous Research Methodologies in Science

27 Jul 2020

This seminar was held via Zoom - visit here to watch the recording in full.     Indigenous Research Methodologies in science is a missing component in the...

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"Pandemic society" online seminar (2 of 2)

22 Jun 2020

This online seminar is the second of two panel sessions.  The first session was held on Monday 25 May 2020. Please register to receive the zoom link for this...

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Are Indonesian Girls Okay? Towards a New Framework of Girls’ Citizenship in Indonesia

15 Jun 2020

This seminar will be held via Zoom. Use the following link: Too often, girls from...

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"Pandemic society" online seminar

25 May 2020

This online seminar is the first of two panel sessions. The second session will be announced in the near future. You must register for this seminar in order...

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Online seminar by Dr Diane Smith: Indigenous Self-Determination and Self-Governance in the COVID-19 Pandemic.

4 May 2020

Indigenous Self-Determination and Self-Governance in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr Diane Smith (CAEPR, ANU) This seminar will be delivered online In this...

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Christine Hine (cancelled) - Self-calibration in a digital society (online delivery)

16 Apr 2020

Please note this seminar was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. A workshop in collaboration with the School of Sociology and the School of Politics and...

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Humanizing HIV Surveillance? Assoc Prof Martin French

28 Feb 2020

Dr. Martin French, Sociology & Anthropology, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. This workshop presents preliminary portions of an in-progress book...

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Types and Forms of Automation on Twitter - PD Dr Florian Muhle

17 Feb 2020

While previous approaches to the detection of social bots work with automated methods and only make binary differentiations between bots and humans, this paper...

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Understanding the online "Manosphere" -- Simon Copland

21 Nov 2019

In April 2018 Alek Minassian sped a van through Toronto, Canada, killing ten and injuring sixteen others. Minassian belonged to an online community called ‘...

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