University of Leicester to host Norbert Elias Conference

Norbert EliasFrom Friday 20 to Sunday 22 June 2014, the University of Leicester will host “From the Past to the Present and towards Possible Futures: The Collected Works of Norbert Elias".

In 2014 the eighteenth and final volume of the Collected Works of eminent sociologist Norbert Elias in English will be published by University College Dublin Press. This mammoth undertaking, in association with the Norbert Elias Foundation, Amsterdam, and under the stewardship of Professor Stephen Mennell, has taken a decade to bring to fruition. It brings together the entire corpus of Elias’s works, featuring many writings previously unpublished or not hitherto translated into English, faithfully representing his core ideas and his overall sociological position.

The conference marking the completion of the whole project will appropriately be held at the University of Leicester, where Elias lived and taught from 1954 to 1977. It both honours Elias’s association with the University of Leicester, and recognises the widespread, international and interdisciplinary interest in his work, and its resurgence within the University and more generally within the human sciences.

The event is being organised by Centre member Professor John Goodwin and Professor Jason Hughes from the University of Leicester's Sociology department.

For more information about the conference or to book a place, please visit the conference web page.

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