Ron Eyerman Retrospective Conference

CCS Director Ron Eyerman will be retiring from Yale at the end of 2018. Ron’s CCS Co-Directors Jeff Alexander and Phil Smith are gathering a group of researchers who have worked with Ron on various projects over the course of his career to reflect on Ron’s scholarly contribution to Sociology. This day will also give Ron’s colleagues, students and friends an opportunity to thank him and celebrate his career. All are welcome to attend the conference and we welcome you to the reception at 4:30 to drink toasts to Ron.

Performing collegiality: A tribute to Ron Eyerman  - Lisa McCormick (University of Edinburgh)


Friday, April 27 - 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM
210 Prospect Street, Room 203

8:45 - 9:15 Continental Breakfast
9:15 - 9:45

Opening Remarks: Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University
Ron Eyerman as Engaged Intellectual

9:45 - 10:45

Nicolas Demertzis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
From Hegelian Marxism to Cultural Sociology. Ron Eyerman’s track record on social theorizing

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45

Donatella Della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy
Knowledge in Movement

11:45 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00

Lisa McCormick, University of Edinburgh, UK
The artful sociologist: Ron Eyerman and the move beyond production

2:00 - 2:15 Coffee Break
2:15 - 3:15

Eric Taylor Woods, University of East London, UK
Cultural Trauma: Ron Eyerman and the Founding of a New Research Agenda

3:15 - 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30

Kai Erikson, Yale University
A conversation with Ron Eyerman

4:30 - 6:00 Reception and Toasts to Ron