Public talks

Big BookEnd Festival talk on Chapeltown

Chapeltown: where is it and what does it do? (7 June 2014)

Fiona Gell is the driving force behind the marvellous Big BookEnd festival of authors and books in Leeds and when she asked me to contribute a talk I jumped at the offer. I’m giving this talk on Saturday 7th June 2014 at the Leeds Central Library (2.30pm). Fiona’s an assiduous organiser and brilliant user of […]

Photography > Sensuous sociology

Photography > Sensuous sociology

Professor Ben Carrington invited me to Austin to give a lecture and a workshop on visual sociology at the University of Texas Sociology Department (in March 2014). Such a great experience. Preparing for the lecture made me read properly Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes and John Berger on photography. I also read Prof Les Back‘s great […]