Church Politics, Sectarianism, and Judicial Terror: the Scottish Witch-Hunt, Steve Pfaff (SocSem, 01/11/2019)
Posted: 1/7/2019 (Local Events)
For many decades, the UW Sociology Department sponsored biweekly area seminars that offered graduate students and faculty an opportunity to present and discuss research (often in progress). In addition to improving the quality of our work, these seminars provided an important albeit informal setting for strengthening our bonds as a community, and as consequence, all across the country UW alums fondly recall Friday afternoons in the Dev Sem, the MACRO group, and IA. In recent years these seminars withered, victims perhaps of a restructured graduate program, new centers on campus, busy schedules, and increasingly challenging commutes.
And yet, many of us lament the loss of regular opportunities to learn about each other’s work, to think about sociological problems outside our narrow interests, and to just spend time with others in the department. Enter SocSem, a new biweekly seminar for the entire department. We’ll gather mid-afternoon on Fridays for research presentations and lively discussion. Following long-standing tradition, light refreshments will be provided. Please mark your calendars, and plan to join us.
Time: 2:30-4:00 PM
Location: Savery 409