News

Martha Lampland and Anna Szemere to join the department in Winter 2017/18

February 23, 2018

Martha Lampland (UC San Diego) and Anna Szemere (ELTE) will be joining our faculty as visitors throught the winter semester 2017/2018.

Victoria Fomina on sainthood and heroism in journal History and Anthropology

February 22, 2018

New paper was published by PhD student, Victoria Fomina titled "Between heroism and sainthood: New martyr Evgenii Rodionov as a moral model in contemporary Russia"

Balázs Vedres has been elected to be a member of the European Academy of Sociology

November 10, 2017

Prof. Balazs Vedres has been elected to be a member of the European Academy of Sociology during the 2017 annual meeting of the Academy.  

Vedres on creative success in Jazz--new publication

October 5, 2017

This article argues for the importance of forbidden triads – open triads with high-weight edges – in predicting success in creative fields. Forbidden triads had been treated as a residual category beyond closed and open triads, yet I argue that these structures provide opportunities to combine socially evolved styles in new ways.