Skip to Content

Event Listings

Moral Revolutions Workshop

PHOTO: 69 University St
November 29, 2023
School of SSESW, room 0G.007, 69-71 University Street, Belfast
09:30 - 16:00

PhD students, academics and research staff from any university are invited to register for our upcoming workshop on Moral Revolutions.

SSESW academic Lisa Smyth (Sociology) is working with Queen’s University colleagues Niamh Cullen and Clara Fischer on facilitating this interdisciplinary collaboration between Sociology, History, Politics and Philosophy.

The workshop will address key questions about the cause and extent of significant social change, focusing on changing understandings of what a good society might be. The conceptual and comparative dimensions of ‘moral revolutions’ are at the heart of this event, which will explore how specific populations, as well as whole societies, may undergo radical transformations in shared moral codes.

This event will take place in-person and online via Zoom.

Numbers for in-person attendance are very limited, so please book early at Moral Revolutions!

9:30 Coffee and Welcome

10:00 What is the concept of moral revolution, and why does it matter? (online)
Nigel Pleasants, Philosophy and Sociology, University of Exeter

11:00 Coffee

11:15 Demonizing liberalism: moral panics around gender in Poland (online)
Elżbieta Korolczuk, The School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Södertörn University.

12:15 Techno-Moral Revolutions. A philosophical investigation of the use of digital technology for decision-making and decision-support in the Danish Public Administration (in person)
Cecilie Eriksen, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark

1:15 Lunch

2:15 Contraception and birth control practices in Ireland c.1968-1993: a moral revolution? (in person)
Laura Kelly, History, University of Stratclyde.

3:15 Coffee

3:30 Round Table Thinking with the concept of ‘moral revolution’. (hybrid)
Cecilie Eriksen, Clara Fischer, Elżbieta Korolczuk, Laura Kelly, Lisa Smyth, Nigel Pleasants and Niamh Cullen

4:00 Close

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Add to calendar