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History as Sociology, Sociology as History: UCD 27 August 2014

Posted on by Stephen Mennell

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, Seán L’Estrange 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: ‘How 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 Seán L’Estrange and discussion
16.20 Steve Loyal: Closing Remarks