Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty

Looking back at the ‘scary’ UK AIDS campaign 30 years on, November

Dr Adam Burgess is presenting this seminar in the journalism research seminar series at the University of Kent’s Medway campus.

Tavistock policy seminar, 17 November

What are the emotional demands of the child protection task, and how do we understand the powerful social forces unleashed in our society in response to some child deaths? What happens when these forces become a matter of politics and policy and assume life and death significance for politicians, policy makers – and social workers themselves?

Joanne Warner and Sharon Shoesmith have published important books examining these themes. In this seminar, they discuss their research, scholarship and lived experience of these processes.

Risk society and emergency management, November

Adam Burgess is a keynote speaker at a conference on ‘Risk Society and Emergency Management’ at Hunan University, China.

Risk and uncertainty in a comparative context, 27 – 29 October

We are currently organising a midterm conference of the risk and uncertainty group of the European Sociology Association at the Adnan Menderes University in Aydin, Turkey, in October 2016. The conference theme is a comparative national risk and Adam Burgess will be a keynote speaker. Details of the conference can be found on Adnan Menderes University’s website.

Global visions and local practices: Development research in a post-2015 world, 22 – 24 August

Dr Zhang is giving a paper at the ‘Global Visions and Local Practices: Development Research in a Post-2015 World’ conference in Stockholm this August on the social negotiation of “good food”/safe food in contemporary China. Full details can be found on Stockholm University’s website.

ISA forum of sociology, ISA conference, 10 – 14 July

Professor Burgess will be co-organising and speaking at the risk and uncertainty stream of the International Sociological Association conference in Vienna in July 2016. Full details can be found on the ISA website.

Fictions of threat symposium, cultures of risk: Management, speculation, symptom, 30 June – 2 July

Professor Burgess is an invited speaker at the Fictions of Threat Symposium, Cultures of Risk: Management, Speculation, Symptom hosted by the School of English and the Centre for American Studies at the University of Sussex in July 2016. The event is sponsored by the British Association for American Studies. Full details can be found on the BAAS website.