The local organising committee of the 14h European Sociological Association, taking place in Manchester, is chaired by PERU's Gary Pollock and members include PERU's Jessica Ozan and Aleks Szymczyk.

The theme of the 2019 conference, “Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging” invites analyses of the contemporary situation that Europe is in as well as thoughts about where it might be going. In an article for The European Sociologist Gary Pollock argues that bringing the conference to Manchester, one of the world’s first industrial cities and where Engels wrote The Condition of the Working Class and first met Marx, means that sociology is returning to one of its central roots.

PERU is proud to be a sponsor of the conference which takes place this August.

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Professor Chris Fox

Director of PERU