“An Emerging Discipline in a Warring World: World War I & Social Sciences”

A Hybrid Event jointly with UWS and UofG, 7-8 September 2023

Panel 1: 7 September, 14:00-16:00 (UK Time), University of Glasgow, Seminar Room, Lilybank House

Zoom link to Panel 1 for those attending online: https://rb.gy/nbsx8

Guest speakers: Niall Bond (Université Lumière Lyon), Austin Harrington (University of Leeds), Thomas Kemple (University of British Columbia), Peter Kivisto (Augustana College)

Panel 2: 8 September, 11:00-13:00 (UK Time), University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, D134

Zoom link to Panel 2 for those attending online: https://rb.gy/uzk3v

Guest speakers:Marcel Fourier (Université de Montréal), Babak Amini (University of the West of Scotland), Simon Lafontaine (Technische Universität Berlin)

Many of the founding figures of social sciences, including sociology, anthropology, and criminology, were alive and active during the First World War. However, the impact of the war on their theoretical perspectives and their engagement with the war process have not been systematically examined. This two-day event brings together some of the most renowned scholars specializing on different aspects of the topic to examine their involvement in the war at personal and political levels; the implications of the war on their theories during and after the war; and the consequences of such historical re-examination on the conceptual foundation of social sciences. 

* Contact the main organizer, Dr Babak Amini (babak.amini@uws.ac.uk) for any additional information.