Events, My Dear Boy, Events
According to legend, when Harold Macmillan was asked what he feared most as Prime Minister, he replied ‘Events, my dear boy, events’. The importance of events in the study of social movements and collective protest is the subject of this talk. The first part considers events as data, in a tradition that began with the collection of strike statistics in the nineteenth century and was invigorated in the 1960s with compilation of events from newspapers. The second part of the talk considers methods for the analysis of events, including the event-history analysis of diffusion.
Date: 25 October 2021, 12:45 (Monday, 3rd week, Michaelmas 2021)
Venue: 42-43 Park End Street, 42-43 Park End Street OX1 1JD
Venue Details: This seminar will be online for all MSc, MPhil and DPhil students with surnames starting with N to Z - join by Microsoft Teams link in this week's Oxford Sociology News (or contact organizers). MSc, MPhil and DPhil students with surnames starting with A to M, as well as faculty and researchers can join in person. The talk will be preceded by a light lunch at 12.30 for those attending in person.
Speaker: Dr Michael Biggs (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Department of Sociology
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Part of: Department of Sociology Seminar
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Michael Biggs, Laura Montgomery Stringer