When Something Happens to Us. Introduction to Sociology of the Event

This course deals with the eventful approach in the social sciences that has been widely discussed during the last two decades. Within the course, we will consider various approaches to defining and theorizing events. We will read and discuss sociological, anthropological and historical works that are dedicated to various kinds of event: love, scientific discovery, revolution etc. We will consider different methods, both quantitative and qualitative that are used within the eventful approach. Finally, we will touch on the philosophy of the event as well as some other disciplines that deal with events.