Symbolic boundaries

10Jan2017 09:00 - 16:00


This workshop celebrates the honorary doctorate of Michèle Lamont, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. She is the author of a dozen books and edited volumes and close to one hundred articles and chapters on a range of topics including culture and inequality, racism and stigma, academia and knowledge, social change and successful societies, and qualitative methods.

Lamont is being recognised by the University of Amsterdam for her important theoretical and empirical contribution to the social sciences, particularly cultural sociology, and her important role in linking American and European social sciences. What is remarkable about her approach is that she regards culture as a set of repertoires. Culture, in this sense, is not a fixed structure or essence, but a flexible framework that allows for meaning and cooperation.

Her work is closely aligned to the central themes in the sociological research conducted by the UvA’s Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). 

(Guest) speakers

  • Michèle Lamont 
  • Vegard Jarness (U. of Bergen)
  • Marcel van den Haak (UvA)
  • Pauwke Berkers (EUR)
  • Olav Velthuis (UvA)
  • Kobe de Keere (UvA)
  • Don Weenink (UvA)
  • Josien Arts (UvA)
  • Thijs van Dooremalen (UvA)
  • Jeroen van der Waal (EUR)
  • Willem de Koster (EUR)
  • Yannick Coenders (UvA)
  • Olga Sezneva (UvA)
  • Anastasiya Halauniova (UvA)
  • The workshop will be chaired by Giselinde Kuipers (UvA) & Jan Willem Duyvendak (UvA).


If you want to join, please send an email to Lunch will be included.

Location: VOC Hall, Bushuis

  • Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis

    Kloveniersburgwal 48 | 1012 CX Amsterdam
    +31 (0)20 525 2258

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