Griselda Pollock Announcement
United Kingdom
Subject Fields
Sociology, Cultural History / Studies

This symposium is organised by The Bauman Institute and the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CentreCATH) at the University of Leeds to mark the second anniversary of the death of the internationally renowned sociologist and cultural analyst Zygmunt Bauman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Leeds.

The free to attend but booking is essential as places are limited.

Please book here via Eventbrite:


Irena Bauman, Bauman Lyons Architects, Leeds
Dariusz Brzeziński Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences (Department of Theoretical Sociology), Warsaw.
Antony Bryant, Professor of Informatics, School of  Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering, Leeds Beckett University
Bryan Cheyette, Professor of English Literature, School of English Literature, University of Reading 
Mark Davis School of Sociology and Social Policy, Director Bauman Institute,University of Leeds
Aleksandra Kania, Professor Emerita of Sociology at the Institute of Sociology, Warsaw University. 
Jack Palmer, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, School of Sociology and Social Policy University of Leeds 
Griselda Pollock Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art, Director of CentreCATH, University of Leeds
Izabela Wagner-Saffra, Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw
Janet Wolff, Emerita Professor, English, American Studies and Creative Writing, University of Manchester

This symposium will explore the following issues:

  • What is the role of historical experience in biographical analysis of the shape and key concepts of Bauman’s cultural sociology?
  • How does the thinker register and theoretically transform lived historical experience of modernity and its catastrophes?
  • What is the public intellectual in changing modernities?
  • Who is the other, the stranger and the refugee in Bauman’s thought?
  • What are the conditions of precarity and work in liquid modernity?
  • What has Bauman to offer us in the analysis of liquid modern politics and activism?
  • How does cultural sociology speak to cultural analysis in the arts and humanities?
Contact Information

Professor of Social & Critical Histories of Art,
Director, Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History (CentreCATH)
School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies (FAHACS),
University of Leeds    Leeds LS2 9JT      UK


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