British academy

CONFERENCE

The History of British Sociology in the Twentieth Century

13-14 May 2004
The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1

A discussion of the history of Sociology in Britain took place by eight well-known sociologists who will reflect on the discipline and the history. Commentators from neighbouring disciplines and countries also provided their own perspective.

A conference jointly sponsored by the British Academy and the British Sociological Association


PROGRAMME

13 May 2004

10.00

Introduction
Lord Runciman, President, The British Academy

The View from Within

10.15

Sociology in twentieth-century Britain: Science, Literature and Society
Professor A H Halsey, FBA, University of Oxford

10.45

Coffee

11.15

The History of the British Sociological Association
Professor Jennifer Platt, University of Sussex

11.45

Commentary
Professor Martin Bulmer, University of Surrey

12.15

General discussion

12.45

Lunch

The View from Without

14.15

The View from Social History
Professor Roderick Floud, FBA, London Metropolitan University, and Professor Pat Thane, School of Advanced Studies, University of London

14.45

Discussion

15.00

The View from Social Anthropology
Professor John Peel, FBA, School of Oriental and African Studies

15.30

Discussion

15.45

Tea

16.15

The View from Economics and Demography
Professor John Ermisch, FBA, University of Essex

16.45

General discussion

14 May 2004

The View from Abroad

10.00

Professor Dominique Schnapper, Paris

10.30

Professor Robert Erikson, FBA, Stockholm

11.00

Coffee

11.30

Professor Colin Crouch, Florence

12.00

General discussion

12.30

Summary
Professor John Scott, President, The British Sociological Association

12.45

Lunch