There are a large number of electronic mailing lists (or listservs) that pertain to sociology and related topics available through the internet.

Several of the key sociology mailing lists are listed below. Choose them, and use them from this spot. Alternatively you can go to "Where to find more Mailing Lists?".

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A forum for discussion emerging from the ESRC seminar series, Activism, Volunteering and Citizenship.

A list that facilitates communications - about research and conferences etc. - between members of the British Sociological Association study group ‘Ageing, Body and Society’.

Announcements from the Association for Heterodox Economics (HetEcon).

NIC is a listserv for members and affiliates of the Artful Narrative Inquiry network (Ani-net) in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol. All NIC members and affiliates are committed to the development of narrative and other arts-based forms of Human inquiry.

Discussion of library issues among specialists in anthropology, sociology and related fields.

Dedicated to friendly and scholarly discussion of anything pertaining to anthropology and its study. Founded in 1985 and based at the University at Buffalo, New York, USA.

The AOAlist group was created at the end of 2002 by a group of researchers interested in the actor-oriented approach. This approach has been developed and worked by Norman Long and colleagues in the Agricultural University of Wageningen, in the Netherlands. Originally applied in the field of rural development, an important number of researches has extended its application to many areas of the analysis of processes of social change and development interventions. The list purpose is to facilitate the opinion’s interchange among the participants, and the organization of ‘virtual seminars’ through it.

A list is for discussion of issues and dissemination of information in relation to the promotion of cross disciplinary perspectives on understanding ‘antisocial personality disorder’ (and related diagnoses and categories).

Administrative Science Quarterley listserver. 
List managers: Will Mitchell and Brad Killaly (University of Michigan). You can also visit the ASQ Archive.


BACES - British Association of Centres of European Studies
Promotes the subject area of European Studies in Higher Education in Britain, on behalf of UK institutions.

BAKS - British Association for Korean Studies
Announcements and discussion list for the Korean Studies community in the United Kingdom.

Balkan women and friends
A list for exchanges of information between social scientists and others who conduct research women in the Balkans. It welcomes the participation of others concerned with the situation of women in Balkan societies. It circulates information about on-going and completed research, publications, journals of interest to list members, forthcoming conferences, calls for papers, jobs and scholarships, researchers seeking collaborators, other resources for researching women in the Balkans, requests for information, development agencies, international organisations and others seeking consultants on women and gender.

BASA was established in 1991 to encourage research in the history of Black and Asian peoples in Britain. BASA organises workshops for teachers, participates in education conferences, and campaigns on educational and institutional racism issues. In 1999, BASA established the Black and Asian Archives Working Party (now the BASA Research Resources Working Party): [email protected].

This list is intended as communication channel for students and scholars who share a research interest at the intersection of the Built Environment (BE) and Science and Technology Studies (STS). It is meant to stimulate knowledge sharing between and among UK researchers and their peers abroad.

The BISA Working Group on the International Studies of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia (ISMMEA) aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum in which to bring a diverse range of scholars and practitioners together.

An open list for social scientists interested in biographical methods.

Discussion of Pierre Bourdieu's sociology and philosophy.

Members of the Britain Nepal Academic Council (BNAC), and associated academic colleagues share information on conferences, workshops and other events in relation to Nepal studies.

The discussion list of Cities, InteracTion, mobilitIEs, Space (CITIES) of the British Sociological Association (BSA). The study group serves a point of contact and collaboration for those interested in urban sociology and mobilities research. Architecture and urban design, transport and planning, understanding and tackling crime and deviance, patterns of consumption and disposal, immigration and social mobility, sense of place and identity and urban citizenship all fall within the group’s research interests. The group also organises a stream at the BSA Annual conference and your participation in this stream is very much encouraged.

Discussion forum for the BSA Environment and Health special interest group of the BSA. The group addresses the interaction between environmental change and human health from a sociological perspective.

This British Sociological Association Study Group aims to connect those interested in the broad area of families, intimacy and personal relationships: it has postgraduate and staff members from across the career and disciplinary range.

Gender Study Group (GSG) of the BSA is a forum for academics, researchers and students, who are interested in exploring, discussing and/or actively researching the multifaceted, ambiguous and challenging nature of gender theory and research.

The email group of BSA Study Group Diaspora, Migration and Transnationalism (DMT). The study group and the email list aim to establish an intellectual home for the study of migration, diasporic groups and their transnational activities.

This list is used by the Race & Ethnicity Study Group and Race Forum of the British Sociological Association (BSA), to make announcements of forthcoming events and programmes.

This list is used by the BSA’s Theory Study Group to make announcements regarding the research community, conferences and events, programmes, publications, and projects.

This is the mailing list for the British Sociological Association’s Visual Sociology Study Group.

A list for all those interested in historical and comparative sociology. It is a list connected to the BSA Historical and Comparative Study Group but you do not need to be a member of the BSA to subscribe.

Discussion about popular culture & traditions of the Southern United States.

For business/organisation studies researchers/research groups seeking to network with academic peers and improve the quality of their research. The list is part of networking activities of UK academics working in departments with less than maximum RAE ranking.


List for obtaining information from stakeholders for the care questions study.

The International Celtic Studies Network was established in 2012 to support and promote cooperation and information sharing between those involved in any areas of research on histories, cultures, politics, and peoples historically named as Celtic. Celtic studies is not defined as a specific academic paradigm, but as an embracing term designed to facilitate exchange and information sharing and to promote cooperation between individuals and institutions with interests in any relevant discipline or field of study. Membership is open to scholars, professionals, and unaffiliated individuals with relevant academic or professional interests. The network is coordinated by an interdisciplinary team of academics based at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. Its core activities involve facilitating information exchange and networking through regular bulletins and a planned series of network meetings and symposia. This email list is a means of sharing information between network members.

A superlist for the group of moderated lists run by the ESRC/ISC Census Programme network, on behalf of members of the academic community interested in using census data.

Academic discussion list for the history, theory, analysis, and sociology of music in Central and Eastern Europe.

The list caters primarily the communication needs of the collaborative research network Centrifugal Europe: State, Sovereignty and the future of European integration, wider community of scholars of European Studies and scholars working on aspects of societal, national and European integration processes across the EU member-states. The mailing list facilitates exchange, communicate news and updates of research activities of the network.

A mailing list for the exchange of information about critical thinking, embodied in particular by Pierre Bourdieu.

An open discussion forum for those interested in research and policy relating to child poverty.

This list links researchers, practitioners, managers, policy makers, educators and others who have an interest in child welfare services as a site of unjust and avoidable social inequalities: the Child Welfare Inequalities Network. The purposes of the network are: to exchange information about developments in this field, and to discuss issues of policy, practice, methodology, evidence and theory. In time this may lead to joint research, joint authorship and joint action.

A forum for discussion on the social and material environments of young people. It brings together researchers and practictioners on issues of relevance to the lives of children and youth both in contemporary society and in historical context.

List for discussion of sociology and related disciplines from a christian perspective, the impact of culture and social factors on christian and other faiths, the sociology of religion and belief. The list is not intended for discussions of theology or for debates over christian doctrine.

The ‘Cities after Transition’ (CAT) list brings together researchers working on any aspect of transitional cities, but is particularly focused on cities in the socialist communist and post-socialist worlds. List members work on urbanisation and sub-urbanisation, urban processes and planning, urban cultures and so on within the context of post-socialist transition. The CAT network hosts international conferences.

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) use this list to provide updates on cohort study workshops and events, enhancements and additions to the data, and to promote discussions among researchers and policy makers. It covers the National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study.

The Conflict Management Division (CMD) of the Academy of Management (AOM).

A list for academics, students, faith organisations and activists working in the field of migration, refugees and the politics of belonging.

This list is in support of the project ‘Community Network Analysis and ICTs: Bridging and Building Community Ties’ (CNA) at the University of Brighton. This list has been retained 28.07.14. Existing subscribers may access archives, the list won’t accept any new posts or subscribers.

Practitioner,academic, community member research and knowledge exchange network

The list provides a forum for discussion and debate between academics studying forms of community asset and land ownership. This is a growing area of public policy and the list is aimed at academics engaged with community ownership and control of public services, housing, community facilities and cooperatives.

A list that supports communication between scholars exploring the complex nature of cities and the complex nature of urban planning. It is linked to the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) thematic group on Planning & Complexity.

Complicity is a longstanding feature of everyday moral experience, this list focuses on practical and theoretical examinations of complicity, including discussion, call for papers and research news.

Confidentiality and Privacy is a burgeoning cross-disciplinary research topic.

A forum for the exchange of information, ideas and research in the specific areas of advertising and consumption. As a newsletter, the list shall provide space for discussions of consumer and advertising theory, methodology, shopping, market-research, cultural and social change.

A discussion list that provides a virtual community of practice in bringing the topics of community engagement and peer support together, and in identifying and discussing their potential contribution to health literacy. The list facilitates collaboration with people who are experts in engaging communities and with community experts —key informants— with experience in promoting health literacy, to find out what works for different types of people in different situations.

News letter for Costs of Living, a blog for all people interested in the politics, economics and sociology of health and health care.

A list for announcements and discussions related to cultural production and consumption and the CP&C; Research Group of the University of Leicester, UK.

'Crim-Bcs-Users' is a discussion list for those intending to use the Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW), the Police Recorded Crime data and other criminal justice statistics statistics. It also serves as a forum to support the work of the Crime & Justice Statistics Network (CJSN), a user group that operates under the auspices of the British Society of Criminology (BSC). The network has also been co-opted to the Statistics User Forum of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS).

This list is for practitioners and academics wishing to build networks and discuss current criminal justice issues. Also a way for the department of Criminology & Criminal Justice (CCJS) of the University of Maryland to announce current activities of interest to the members.

Disseminates information about forthcoming events that will be of interest to those working in UK HE institutions who are interested in criminology, criminal justice and socio-legal studies.

Discussion and announcements related to the Forum for the Study of Crisis in the 21st Century (Crisis Forum).

This network adopts a post- structural philosophy that explores issues of race and ethnicity within research and practice. It draws on the critical perspectives of ‘Post’colonialism, critical race theory, post-structuralism, and feminism. The network is interdepartmental, interdisciplinary and cross- institutional which creates an open and critical platform for both qualitative and quantitative post graduate researchers to share their work and create collaborations.

A discussion forum for the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS). ACHS is a network of scholars working in the interdisciplinary field of heritage and museum studies. The Association works to promote dialogue and networking between researchers from different fields and disciplinary backgrounds and between researchers, practitioners and activists. This list is also used by the steering committee to make announcements regarding the biannual conference of the Association.

Supports critical discussion, reflection and research in the fields of business, management and organization studies. It aims to encourage and promote debate from a range of disciplines and perspectives in challenging orthodox approaches to management research and education.

A list is for the circulation of information about the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS) at the University of Sunderland. It includes announcements of events, research seminars, conferences and publications.

The Communication Research and Theory Network.

The mailing list of an international journal of theory, technology, and culture. Edited by Arthur and Marilouise Kroker.

An email list to facilitate discussion of the issues surrounding cultural diversity in museums, libraries and archives.

The members of this list share information on and discuss issues related to international cultural relations across disciplines. Keywords include: cultural relations/dialogue, arts/cultural policy, diplomacy, foreign policy, national identity, cultural/linguistic diversity, globalization, power, hegemony.

CUSSNET - Computer Users in the Social Sciences 
For issues of interest to social workers, counselors, and human service workers of all disciplines. CUSS is a nonprofit association of professionals interested in exchanging information & experiences on using computers in the human services (moderated).

A forum which will identify a network of academics who are interested in discussing the issue(s) of cybercrime. It will also engender discussion on the subject.

CYBER-SOC - The cyberspace society list
The CS was established to sustain the democratic mission and the universal right of the people to govern their own affairs, which are now being overrun by multinational corporations and leadership groups with whom the global people no longer closeley identify.

A moderated discussion list for those who are interested in the interdisciplinary and academic study of cyber society in all its manifestations.

A research and academic list relevant to social sciences and related disciplines. It will review, disseminate and report of advances in cyberspace, virtual environments and new cultural technologies. It encourages multi-disciplinary perspectives.

A list devoted to the discussion and exchange on networked performance practices and visions, that is, performances that employ the Internet and / or other networking technologies and techniques as media, but also as hybrid spaces - cybernetic stages. other than networked performance, the list has also an interest in diverse hybrids between theatre / performance and technology.


A list used by academics and other interested individuals involved in the study of dark tourism or thanatourism.

The research group Death, Commemoration and Memory (DCM) is based within the School of Arts, Culture and Environment at the University of Edinburgh. Founded in 2008, it provides a forum for postgraduates and staff whose research engages with any aspect of the Groups remit, attracting junior and senior scholars from a variety of academic disciplines. The list has been established to disseminate information on the group and provide a platform for discussion among the group’s members.

A list for scholars in the social and medical sciences and the humanities interested in the social context of death, dying and the disposal of the dead to raise issues for discussion, circulate information about current developments, and seek help with research (e.g. bibliographic inquiries).

Superlist for the defence group of mailing lists.

For academics and practitioners interested in the role of the media and communication in International Development. Research, teaching and practice.

A critical approach to the sociology of disability is timely given the challenges facing disabled people under the current coalition government in the UK. The Study Group aims to reclaim the alost sociology of disability.

A discussion list for all those interested in research as it affects disabled people. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and news, among researchers and others working primarily within a social interpretation of disability.

Discussion list of the section Diaspora, Migration and the Media of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

A discussion forum and information resource for those undertaking research in drug misuse. It can be used to anounce seminars etc. and to promote links between researchers.

A list for the research student members of the Development Studies Association (DSA). The DSA brings together practitioners and academics working in International Development.


East Asian Social Policy Research Network is run by EASP for all East Asian Social Policy specialists; academics, research students and all who are interested in East Asian Social Policies, for generating and developing discussion across the range of themes related to East Asian Social Policies.

To facilitate inter disciplinary co-operation and further discussion on the use of economic evaluation techniques in social welfare evaluation.

A newsletter on economic sociology.

Enables and supports debates and information exchanges amongst social scientists interested in Latin American politics within the ECPR. It aims to encourage research, as well as the regular gatherings of researchers working on that field, and the organisation of related workshops at the ECPR Joint Sessions and other ECPR events.


Mailing list for the Women’s Committee of the Economic History Society (EHS).

ELDIS - Electronic development information service
A discussion list on the implementation of the development information programme of the European Association of Development Institutes (EADI) Information Working Party.

A forum for continued exploratoin of the concepts offered in the work of Norbert Elias.

A list that encourages collaboration between scholars who are active in researching European Level Interest Representation, in order to develop, promote and advance theoretical, comparative and empirical understanding of the study field.

An inter-disciplinary group of researchers, teachers and trainers in HE who are interested in the theory and application of learning styles, and individual differences in human performance.

A list is for academics, practitioners and members of the public who are interested in the many ways in which we encounter and interact with the material remains of the dead in contemporary society. These encounters can be socio-economic, cultural, regulatory or political. The purpose of the list is to network anyone interested in the wide range of potential encounters — whether identity politics, medical, ethical, commodification eg. tourism, popular culture, faith-based.

An international network of researchers, practitioners and policy makers concerned with access to energy, fuel poverty, vulnerability and social justice in energy matters.

The European Research Group on Political Attitudes and Mentalities (EPAM) was founded in 2012 as a Research Group. The founding members are faculties and researchers from all over Europe interested in political attitudes modeling and simulation. Political Attitudes represent a complex issue of research not only for political and social scientists, but also for computer scientists, historians of political culture and religion. EPAM tries to aggregate both Eastern and Western European experts in an interdisciplinary research framework focused on the analysis and prediction of political attitudes. This interdisciplinary research framework includes a peer-review journal and annual workshop and conference. The EPAM organizes the annual International Workshop on the Simulation of Political Attitudes and Mentalities (SIMPAM), the annual European Conference on Political Attitudes and Mentalities (ECPAM). EPAM has created an online peer-review research journal, European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities (EQPAM).

Announces new issues of the academic online journal Ephemera and other ephemeral happenings.

A list for the discussion of the European Sociological Association (ESA). General announcements (job ads, calls for papers, queries etc.) should not be placed here but should go to the list european-sociologists.

European Sociological Association Research Network on Consumption (RN5). Bulletin board and newsletter concerning issues in the sociology of consumption.

European Sociological Working Group on Youth & Generation (RN30).

A list for those using and/or interested in the large-scale government datasets. List owned by ESDS government data service.

This list will inform users of news, data developments and forthcoming user and training events relating to the datasets supported under ESDS Longitudinal and to enable users to correspond with other longitudinal data users.

This is a research network for social science research on a range of global environmental issues. Formerly the list was set up as part of the ESRC funded Global Environmental Change Programme(GEC). Although GEC Programme ended in 2000, the research network remains active, and the list is now administered by the Centre for Social & Economic Research on the Global Environment (ESRC funded). We welcome any members who share our research interests.

The purpose of the Economic and Research Council DTCs Special Interest Group is to facilitate an exchange of information between individuals with a shared interest in this area. The group is being set up for Managers/Administrators who have specific responsibility for supporting the management and administration of ESRC DTCs.

A list for the weekly distribution of news and events announcements from the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex.

Discussion list for learning and teaching in ethics and social welfare

Encourages scholarly research and exchange between academics on issues related to (non-immigrant) ethnic minorities, minority rights, and the origin, development and settlement of ethnic conflicts.

List for those in charge of European Documentation Centres (EDC) or similar EU information relays for discussion of European Union documentation and information policy.

For academic criminologists in Britain principally those who are associated with the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control. For news about research initiatives; requests for collaborators or partners in proposed research initiatives; requests for information etc.

Deals with social policy and social welfare issues in Europe, including the EU. Of interest to academics in social policy, sociology,economics, political science, law, public administration and other fields, and also to others involved in policy debate.

Based upon the newsletter of the European Sociological Association (ESA). Discussion, announcements (e.g., conferences, new posts), and information (e.g., research groups) for sociologists and other social scientists working in Europe or on European topics.

This list is for all those researching aspects of European integration.

A discussion list for people willing to share their experience and expertise in handling EU information and/or who are seeking help with EU-related materials, websites etc. Previously restricted to members of the European Information Association, but from March 2012 open to anyone working with information provided by or about the European Union.

A cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral discussion list enables academics and others concerned with the use of evidence in public sector policy and practice to network, debate, share ideas and exchange information. It has been set up by the Research Unit for Research Utilisation (RURU) at St. Andrews University to facilitate national and international interchange in this field.

The European Working group On Drugs Oriented Research is the oldest of the European Communities drugs-related fora. EWODOR operates as a central exchange resource for researchers in the drug/alcohol field and hosts an annual symposium for members


Interdisciplinary list for those teaching or researching in areas concerning contemporary families and households.

FAVNET - Feminists Against Violence Networks
A moderated email list dedicated to ending domestic violence & violence against women through networking & direct action. For feminists & pro-feminists women & men within a feminist environment and based on a feminist perspective. Counselors, legal advocates, survivors, and all feminists & profeminist women & men who seek to redress violence against women are welcome.

Discussion on issues around the fear of crime — one of the fastest growing areas of academic and policy-related criminological research.

Aims to encourage greater exchange of information and to promote discussion on the problem of refugees and other victims of forced migration/involuntaru resettlement, including those of development projects which lead to their forcible uprooting.

Encourages the exchange of ideas and information on population displacements in twentieth century European history, and explores the inter-relationship of migration/settlement with nationalism, state formation and the construction of social identities.

Early critical theory.

The future of work and all that is associated with it.


A list is for all those working in the field of Galician Studies to make announcements and share information about research, teaching, and developments in Galician Studies.

A list used by the RGS (IBG) Geographies of Children, Youth and Families group to make announcements to education and research communities about the groups workshops, conferences and publications. It also provides a forum for discussion and debate of issues of interest to this group.

Provides a forum for the discussion of geographies of religions, beliefs, faith and spirituality. Discussions focus on research, teaching and associated issues of relevance to the intersection of faith and spirituality with place and community.

Gay and Lesbian Studies.

Official mailing list for the Graphic Justice Research Alliance, an international and interdisciplinary research network for the exploration of the interaction between all kinds of graphic fiction and the multiple dimensions of law and justice.

An international forum for those interested or involved in the research, theory of group analysis.

An online forum for postgraduate and early career members of the Global Studies Association (GSA). The forum will allow networking, exchange, information on events, funding and discussion on issues relevant to researchers conducting multi-disciplinary research.

A forum for researchers and policy experts in the field of Global Social Policy to share information and discuss about publications, research projects, policy initiatives, and upcoming events. Of interest to individuals working in the areas of Social Policy, Sociology, Politics, Economics, Development Studies and International Relations.

A list for scholars and research students who have an interest in the field of gender, sport and society. It provides a network for discussion on current issues, and posts updates on news, conferences and relevant research/publications.


A network on the study of animals in human culture. Promotes and supports the study of objects, buildings, sites, structures, landscapes and other material cultural productions as part of the visual record of life.

H-Net network on the history of sexuality.

H-Net network on Material Culture and Vernacular Landscapes and Artifact Preservation.

H-Net network on medical anthropology and issues of local, national and international health importance.

A network for scholars and professionals active in studies related to oral history. It is affiliated with the Oral History Association (OHA).

Encourages scholarly collaboration and discussion about popular, American and world cultures. This network, affiliated with The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCAACA), also serves as an invitation for scholars and graduate students to join the activities of these internationally recognized organizations.

H-Net network on the People’s Republic of China.

H-Net network for the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE).

Devoted to discussion of utopianism in all its forms, from literary expression to policy analysis to architectural criticism to activism. The focus is on the forms, contents and influence of utopian/dystopian thinking.

H-Net network for women’s history.

Supports research and collaboration around the areas of happiness and wellbeing for the members of the Happiness Study Group of the British Sociological Association

A list for sharing information related to historical sociology.

A forum for the discussion of intellectual history, the history of ideas and the sociology of knowledge. Particular emphasis will be placed upon theoretical and methodological issues within these disciplines.

Promotes exchange of academic and professional information on human resource management related topics.

Disseminates news and informaton to the membership of the Housing Studies Association (HSA) as well other mail users in related disciplines who wish to receive HSA notifications.

An interdisciplinary forum for the discussion, debate and exchange of ideas and information associated with the study of humour in all its forms. The list is devoted to academic (theoretical and empirical) study of humour and is not for the exchange of jokes or stories.


Information advice and guidance is on the cusp of significant change. Managers will have to grapple with new accountabilities and expectations in relation to all age guidance and financial resources will be squeezed. We will have to find new, innovative and more cost efficient ways of doing things.

Discussion forum of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC).

This list is for scholars researching religion and gender and linked to the International Association for the study of Religion & Gender (IARG).

Sociologists Against Sexual Harassment. The communiques typically include requests for information or resources for conducting research, developing policy statements, and for facilitating workshops about sexual harassment.

This list is used by the International and Comparative Social Policy Group of the Social Policy Association (SPA) to support its wider activities and to promote and facilitate discussion and networks between researchers and teachers in the fields of international and comparative Social Policy

Mailing list for discussion of social scientific study of ignorance

A forum for those researching in the area of the history of immigration to the UK to share information about their work, circulate information about forthcoming events and publications, and to promote discussion across this wide field.

A forum for academic discussion on industrial relations broadly conceived. It covers current research, methods, results and theories on employment relations, collective relationships, trade unions, HRM & employment law.

A team of Researchers in the UK have been sponsored by the ESRC to develop an integrative theory of Social Representations and Identities in the context of Innovation. This list discusses relevant theoretical and methodological issues.

A group of researchers in the field of investigative, security and police sciences

IRISS - Internet Research and Information for Social Scientists
Information about the IRISS conference and follow up discussion.


Jottings on Luhmann
A discussion mailing list on Luhmann. The primary goal is to encourage the discussion of and increase the visibility of Niklas Luhmann�s work outside of his native Germany, especially in the English-speaking world. The most exciting possibility is to have at our fingertips the best resource for people, interests and events. The academic fields may range from economics to physics to law to organizational systems to social sciences, and more.


To build and strengthen links among students, academics and policy-makers interested in the social policy of Latin American countries.

Provides a forum to discuss lesbian lives in the ethos of the Lesbian Lives conference. It’s an international social, cultural, political and artistic venue for sharing ideas and information of relevance to Lesbian Lives.

A list for communication and the sharing of good practice between those managing lesbian gay bisexual and trans staff networks within HE and FE institutions.

Disseminates information from the Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support(CeLSIUS) to UK academics with an interest in the ONS Longitudinal Study, and to enable discussion amongst these people.

A network that focuses on the theme of social movements, mobilization and contestation in the MENA.


Supports critical and scholarly discussion, reflection and research in the area of management and administrative history; and the development of historically informed analyses and explorations of management practices and of management philosophy and thought.

A forum for exchanging ideas relating to technology management processes.

This list supports critical and scholarly discussion, reflection and research in the area of management and administrative history; and the development of historically informed analyses and explorations of management practices and of management philosophy and thought. For discussion of issues related to management research, including its methodology & development, research training, networking and dissemination of research findings. To provide a forum for such issues to enhance the effectiveness of management research in Britain, Europe and internationally.

The list arises from a series of workshops on marketization that is defined as the introduction and intensification of price-based competition. The list aims to bring together researchers from various areas and disciplines and other interested public, who focus on structural and subjective effects of marketization on societies in Europe. It provides a space for sharing information and stimulating the discussions on changing markets and subjectivities within Europe and the ways we approach these issues theoretically, methodologically and in practice.

Announcement and discussion list for masculinity studies.

Bring together postgraduate students in Media, Communication, Film and Cultural Studies to form research, and teaching and learning networks and also ensure peer support.

A forum for policy debate and academic communication around issues of social justice and prosperity in the region of the Middle East and North Africa.

For discussion and debate on issues related to the economic analysis of mental health and mental health care services. The list is also intended to disseminate and exchange of information on current and forthcoming events, publications and other material of interest.

Offers a network to stimulate critical thinking and knowledge exchange on the processes that shape migrant mothers & cultural and caring work in enabling their children to occupy a place as future citizens.

A discussion list for scholars working in the field of millennialism/ apocalypse studies. It is moderated by the Centre for Millennialism Studies, Liverpool Hope University, UK.

A list of the team working on Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP); a research project funded by the EPSRC through the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Cross-Council Programme.

The mailing list of the Moral Panic Research Network at the Brunel University London. The purpose of the Network is to bring together: scholars from a variety of disciplines who share an interest in moral panics; media practitioners, including journalists; and anyone else with an interest in moral panics. The network is intended to be as open as possible, in order to stimulate discussion from a variety of perspectives; anyone who is interested in moral panics is very welcome to join the network.

The mozambique study group is intended to act as an informal network for all those interested in research and policy issues in Mozambique. It will discuss economic, social and political developments, communicate research results, and hold occasional meetings to discuss work in progress.

To examine issues relating to the development of friendly societies, co-operation, workers and consumers co-operatives, credit unions, building societies and other mutuals. To exchange information about their origins, their links, their activities and their future.

The list used by MYRDDIN: The Wales Network for the History and Social Study of Science, Technology and Medicine to keep members informed about forthcoming activities.


The purpose of this list is to examine the online group dynamics: the purpose is to examine the process itself of writing through listservers -- perceptions of the other participants, the dynamics of flame wars, power and persuasion, what is effective communication and why.

Supports, informs and generates discussion on the subject of Neighbourhood Renewal & Social Inclusion initiatives.

A group for researchers and practitioners interested in the study of networks in the context of crime. The list is intended to be used for announcements, discussion and the formation of research collaborations.

For discussion of comparative rural issues in Scotland and the Nordic countries. Includes issues relating to environment, economics, social, and cultural development. Includes research topics, management, and education for or about rural development.

Provides a collaborative opportunity for researchers of any discipline who wish to examine the nature of and culture around normal physiological birth. This includes the biological, emotional psychological, social and clinical processes and consequences involved.

Provides an electronic discussion forum for students and staff on the University of Nottingham’s Masters in Public Administration and Masters in Public Policy programmes on issues relating to public administration, public management and public policy. The list includes Staff/Practitioners/Policy-makers from other institutions.

Brings together people involved in or interested in evaluation, with a particular value on collaboration, reflexivity, diversity, participation and appropriate (mixed) methods. It aims to increase evaluation capability and advocate for good evaluation practice.


For announcements and discussion of any aspect of official statistics. It has links to the Official Statistic Committee of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS). The list welcomes contributions from the producers and users of official statistics as well as from members of the academic community.

Organization and Management Theory, Division of the Academy of Management.

Supports critical scholarly discussion, reflection and research in the areas of knowledge production in organizational research; of the institutional context of organizational studies; and of research policy and practice in this and related disciplines.


Facilitates the interchange between members of teams evaluating the NHS Pacesetters Programme to improve access to health services for members of socially disadvantaged groups, and those concerned to share good practice

The aim of PACSF is for researchers to critically explore the relationships between cultural studies and Pacific Asian issues.

In 2009 the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) funded NatCen to set up a Network for Methodological Innovation on the Use of Survey Paradata in UK Social Surveys. This network promotes the opportunities and benefits of using paradata for survey design, survey management, survey evaluation and methodological research.

The Parenting Research List has been established by the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) to facilitate discussion, development, collaboration and new research on parenting. It is open to academics, researchers in the public and voluntary sectors, and to agencies with an interest in parenting research from both public and voluntary sectors.

PIN - Policing the Internet
A list involved in ethical, moral and political responsibilities consequent upon the development of interactive multicast multimedia information and communication technologies in UK Higher Education.

An interdisciplinary list bringing together those engaged in research, including action research, on any aspect of policing and crime in post-socialist countries. Focus on discussion of theoretical and practical issues relevant to police reform and new approaches to tackling crime.

A forum for communication between members of the Policing Network of the British Society of Criminology (BSC). Anyone interested in joining the Network can do so by contacting the list owner.

Mailing list for announcements and academic exchange in the field of political discourse analysis

Official mailinglist of the Critical Political Economy Research Network (RN06) of the European Sociological Association (ESA).

This list is used by committee members of the Population Geography Research Group (PGRG) of the RGS-IBG to make announcements.

Concerned with research and teaching in population studies, both in demography and in other subjects such as geography, sociology, development, management, planning and public policy. Information on research, conference proposals and teaching resources welcomed.

Discussion group of the UK’s Association of Postdoctoral Researchers: for help, policy campaigning and the exchange of information about career opportunities, international research communities and research mobility.

This group focuses on merging theoretical approaches to poverty work alongside practitioners experience of front line work with families who are experiencing disdvantage or acute need. It is forum for debate, discussion, information sharing and mostly ideas of how we can ensure the delivery of appropriate services that work.

PSN - Progressive Sociologists Network 
A moderated list devoted to the examination of issues of theoretical and political importance to sociologists. PSN has an archive of working papers and published papers (with copyrights cleared by publishers), as well as a more comprehensive archive of papers and PSN discussions.

A group convened through the British and Irish Association for Practical Theology (BIAPT), which brings together academics, research students and researching professionals in the field of pastoral care, practical theology and Christian social ethics. This group facilitates networking amongst BIAPT members interested in developing issues in public theology, or the interaction between faith traditions and social policy, political economy and civil society.

The Public and Political Leadership network (PUPOL) provides a bridge between (European) academics conducting research on leadership in the public domain. The aim of the list is to further international collaboration between leadership researchers by providing a forum to post, for instance, research/methodology questions, queries to submit conference panels, notifications of new publications and conferences, and ideas for submitting grant proposals.

A list for discussions arising from the activities of the ESRC NCRM-funded network for Participatory Video in Research Methods.


Primarily intended for developers & users of measures of health-related quality of life, in UK centres of Higher Education & research. Such measures are of growing importance in shaping health policy, in clinical studies & in economic evaluation. Itœs a means of linking the rapidly growing expertise in this field.

The method of Qualitative Comparative Analysis arises both in historical and management research, and in sociological and health research. The aim of QCA is to systematically analyse the possible configurations as a stage of research that follows on from (but also iterates with) a stage of qualitative analysis of cases. In this approach, the ‘case’ is both the whole set of configurations — i.e. the world, really existing as an interlinked whole — and as a set of comparable ‘smaller’ objects, e.g. comparing clients, patients, enterprises, or countries. The list promotes discussion and debate about QCA and its related variants, such as fuzzy-set social science, realist evaluation, and triangulation.

An interdisciplinary list bringing together those engaged in qualitative research in the Former Soviet Union. Discussion of ethical and practical issues relevant to conducting field research in the region.

The CAQDAS Project was set up to increase awareness and debate about Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software. The project is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and has no commercial links to any software developer or supplier. It aims to disseminate an understanding of the practical skills needed to use software which has been designed to assist qualitative data analysis (e.g field research, ethnography, text analysis). The project also provides a variety of media where the debate surrounding associated methodological and epistemological issues, can take place. The e-mail discussion group seeks to create an instant forum for users and developers to air problems, offer opinions, argument & advice on the variety of packages in use. On the home page of CAQDAS you'll find more information on this project: a bibliography, short courses, software training courses, and advisory help-line.

UK and international academics discuss literature, and share information concerning LGBT and non-heterosexual forms of relationships, family, and kinship. Researchers and academics interested in non-normative intimacy, kinship, relationships, and broadly defined family, are invited to join in.


Radical Interpretations of Disasters and Radical Solutions

This group is used by academics and social researchers interested in discussing the theoretical, methodological and policy implications of realist biographical methods.

Liste de diffusion relations professionnelles/ Industrial relations mailing list.
A forum for academic discussion on industrial relations in France, and also, in a comparative perspective, in Europe and in other developed countries. The objective is to encourage a pluridisciplinary debate in the field of industrial relations, and to share information on activities, resources and existing initiatives amongst the academic community and practitioners of industrial relations.

The list is administered by the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). It is used to make announcements on matters related to the Association and its affiliated Sections. It facilitates the exchange of information and wider discussion, among members, on empirical, theoretical and applied issues of regional science, spatial economics and economic geography in Britain, Ireland and abroad.

An email list for an AHRC-funded network on law, time and regulation.

A list for the application of economics, social science and management to policy problems where risk is a central feature of the decision-making process.

The European Risk Communication Network (ECHA) provides a bridge between research and practice in the UK and Europe. This list supports the ongoing interaction between researchers and practitioners in the development of best practice for risk communication.

This mailing list serves members of the LGBTQ Study Group of the Royal Musical Association (RMA).

A list for people interested in information about meetings organised by the Royal Statistical Society’s Social Statistics Section (RSS).

Rural development practice and policy,

Rural development in central and eastern Europe


A discussion forum for members of the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI), readers of the Irish Journal of Sociology, (IJS) and all those interested in social policy in Ireland (North and South), Irish Studies and the systematic study of Irish society.

Satsunet is a list for sharing information and developing links across three key areas - the sociology of the biosciences, science policy and regulation, and social media/informatics. The list is managed by the Science & Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) at the University of York, which has a particular interest in the relationship between the social construction of policy and the social construction of innovation, with an emphasis on issues of practical importance, on subjects that are of relevance to policy debates and on questions of power and social exclusion.


An announcement and discussion list is for historians and others working within the broad remit of Scottish leisure history, inclusive of popular culture, sports, tourism, music, cinema, etc.

The list of the Scottish Sex, Sexuality & Gender Research Network encourages interdisciplinary co-operation in the field of sexualities research in Scotland and will detail events, programmes, publications and research of relevance.

A discussion list for the International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics (INSEP). It brings together and fosters dialogue, debate and engagement with issues of sexual ethics and politics across the globe.

Announcements, news and discussion related to the use of computer simulation in the social sciences, including approaches based on micro-simulation and multi-agent modelling.

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Community of Practice (SKECP) is a network of KE practitioners and researchers who share KE practices and experience, build peer relationships for information exchange and support, build KE capacity, advance knowledge of KE effectiveness, and share KE events and activities.

The official email list for the Scottish Media and Communication Association (SMCA). The list is open to members and non-members whose work bears some relevance to the interests of the Association.

A closed list intended for members of the Heads of Departments of Sociology Council (that is, all Heads of Department and Professors of Sociology at UK Universities) to discuss matters of common interest relating to the administration and management of sociological teaching and research.

A list open to anyone who teaches Sociology or Criminology within Higher Education.

A discussion list of how the social sciences can better understand data and build theories of data across the disciplines.

A list that focuses on the key research issues of Social Economy in the UK and across Europe. This includes discussions, potential collaboration between researchers, and dissemination of outputs on topics related to social enterprise, social value, mutual exchange networks, and alternative social economies. The list promotes projects carried out by the different Social Economy stakeholders and practitioners.

SOCIAL-POLICY - Social-Policy networks
Academics (teaching and researching in universities, colleges, schools and research bodies), policy makers and service providers, generating discussion across the range of social policy themes and services.

A network of Early Career Researchers (ECR) working in Social Policy.

A mailing list of the Executive Committee of the Indian Social Policy Association (Indian Social Policy Association). It aims to bring together individuals and organisations in the UK and India (not exclusively) whose work centres on emerging social policy issues in India and South Asia.

A list for people pursuing, or supervising those pursuing, higher degrees in the social policy field. In particular, it aims to serve the needs of postgraduate members of the Social Policy Association (SPA).

Promotes the innovation in learning, teaching and assessment in social policy. Collates and disseminates information on good practice. Shares information on pedagogical approaches and exchanges ideas on learning technologies.

Information list for researchers in analysis of social sequence data. Includes details of new applications, developments in methodology and events, particularly in the UK.

A forum for the discussion of social theory within the social sciences. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the relationship between psychology and sociology with special reference to the links between the individual and social processes.

A discussion list hosted by the Learning and Teaching Support Netwrok Subject Cenre for Social Policy and Social Work.

A list to facilitate ongoing discussion among participants at seminars in the ESRC Social Justice and Public Policy series.

A list for social work academics, practitioners and students who have an interest in learning more about alcohol and drugs.

To develop a greater understanding of the dangers of religious fundamentalisms and to develop strategies for challenging this

SOCINTRO - Introductory Sociology forum

A discussion forum on the social, economic, sociological & political issues of midwifery & maternity care: medicalization; professional competition; attitudes of pregnant women. It also aims to stimulate co-operation between researchers in Britain & elsewhere on cross-national comparative studies.

An open discussion and news list devoted to Sociology of Religion and is primarily for academics working in the field in (or about) the UK. The list grew out of discussions in the sociology of religion group of the British Sociological Association.

A German forum for sociological discussion, a starting point for further planning to use computer networks for sociological discourse.

Joint list of the Social Policy Association (SPA) and British Sociological Association (BSA) to share resources and ideas around teaching quantitative methods

A mailing list for a network that aims to promote research and teaching in the field of Social Policy and Environment in the UK. The mailing is linked to the homepages of the Social Policy Association (SPA) and the Social Policy and Environment Network.

To generate interdisciplinary social science discussion (sociology, cultural studies, geography, media studies etc.) on the social and cultural analysis of sport.

A list for the Sociology of Sport Study Group of the British Sociological Association (BSA). It facilitates the promotion of research and scholarship in the sociology of sport; represents the professional interests of those engaged in the sociology of sport; raises the profile of expertise in the sociology of sport in public debate and within appropriate user constituencies provides an opportunity for members of the sport study group to exchange and discuss research and communicate developments in appropriate national and international groups with complementary scholarly interests.

A list used by the members of the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union (SPORTANDEU), a research network of academics interested in the impact of European politics and policies on sport and vice-versa.

Covering a broad range of areas related to sport and its regulation, this list will be of use to legal academics and academics with interests in sports science/medicine/sociology/history.

Research information for people interested in disabled and chronically ill adults, older people and their carers issues only. From the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of York.

Research for people interested in disabled and chronically ill children and their families and carers issues only.

Research for people interested in both disabled and chronically ill adults, older people and their carers issues as well as disabled and chronically ill children, their families and carers' issues.

Research for people interested in social security, employment and welfare/poverty issues plus issues on disabled children, their families and carers. From the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of York.

Research reports for everyone who is interested in children in care, children on the edge of care or children in the youth justice system. As well as social care issues for ill/disabled children, their families and carers. From the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of York.

Research for people interested in social security, employment and welfare/poverty issues only. From the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of York.

Research for people interested in disabled and chronically ill adults, older people and their carers issues as well as social security, poverty and living standards.

Research reports for everyone who is interested in children in care, children on the edge of care or children in the youth justice system. Adoption and fostering social work issues from the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of York.

A a mailing list set up by the Social Policy Research Unit for individuals who wish to be kept informed of research published by the Unit.

The SSI-network will focus on socio-scientific issues as a challenge for science education for all. More specifically the common area of interest will be recent and current thinking on the epistemology of science and recent developments in science. Through discussion, a theoretical perspective on how this thinking impacts on society and environment will be elaborated and, thus, how it should impact on learning and teaching of science at all levels.

This list will be used by members of the BSA/SPA Study Group for the Sociology of Social and Public Policy to facilitate communication amongst the research community in this area.

Interdisciplinary discussion (within sociology, cultural studies, discourse analysis, geography) on the theory and empirical investigation of 'deviant' subcultural styles and related phenomena (clubcultures and coutercultures).

Facilitates policy makers, researchers and academics working in the field of substance misuses and child welfare to: - share research findings and discuss the implications for policy and practice - promote the evidence base informing policy and practice developments - develop ideas for new areas of research and enquiry - disseminate and discuss developments in policy and practice - network and develop working relationships across agency and professional boundaries

Supports interdisciplinary exchange, research and teaching around theories, histories, institutions and fictions of surveillance.

A list to connect South Wales counsellors, therapists, academics and students within the Social Sciences discipline.


Circulates news by The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work (TAG). TAG represents youth & community work educators academics and researchers in the higher education sector.

Distributes news and announcements related to Tangible Interaction. It supports interdisciplinary and international collaboration and discussion in this area of research and teaching.

A group for people who wish to explore and encourage the use of theatre and drama in qualitative research and teaching

With a growing, renewed, interest in community currencies generally, and banking specifically, this group seeks to form a network of researchers exploring uses of time banks. Time banking has led to new avenues for exploration which diverge from traditional community currency research. The focus on co-production and its similarity with the idea of a Big Society has led to time banks featuring in Labour and Coalition government strategy documents.


The list’s purpose is to encourage sharing of preliminary research information / announcements between academic and practitioner communities involved in socio-economic and policy research in the heritage sector (focusing on the historic and natural environment). A further aim of the list is to support and share knowledge creation in line with the common policy research framework developed by UKHRG (launched in October 2005).

The International Journal of Urban Labour and Leisure (IJULL) is intended for an interdisciplinary readership. It is a social science journal covering all aspects of Labour, leisure and urban life. The list will be used to encourage debate around the issues published in the journal & any threads that people wish to start.

The Uruguay Research Network (URN) aims to bring together students, academics and researchers from a variety of academic disciplines united by a common interest in Uruguay. The network wishes to draw together people working on Uruguay that may otherwise not know each other; in this way, the network aims facilitate debate and discussion, exchange information on relevant conferences and news on Uruguay, organise events and establish a forum for continued interaction and communication among scholars on Uruguay. The network is open to students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), academic staff and researchers. It is a UK based network but anyone is welcome to join. English and Spanish are the working languages of the network.

This list facilitates collaboration across the UK social work community. Every voice needs to be heard so that together we can make a difference.


This list is owned and maintained by the Violence Research Group at the Cardiff University, UK. The list will promote discussion by academics & practitioners active in the area of violence prevention. Discussion of the relationship between alcohol and violence will be encouraged.

Discussion of methodological problems and innovations associated with research into computer-mediated communication.

This list provides a forum for social scientists to discuss the use of visualisation tools —the graphics facilities of a range of computer software— in their teaching & research.

This list serves as a site for discussion and listings for the Visual Sociology Working Group of the International Sociological Association (WG03).

The voluntary sector studies network is used for discussion between researchers interested in the broad field of voluntary and nonprofit organisations and their work.

The Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives (CVSA) raises awareness of the importance of voluntary sector archives as strategic assets for governance, corporate identity, accountability and research. Archives are also important as part of the sector's wider public benefit responsibility. The Campaign brings together researchers, custodians, creators of records and others to share expertise and resources. We welcome the involvement of a broader range of stakeholders. The CVSA raises awareness of the importance of voluntary sector archives as strategic assets for governance, corporate identity, accountability and research. Archives are also important as part of the sector's wider public benefit responsibility.


Waste-for-Life is an international, cross-disciplinary research and development project focused on Engineering and Social Justice

Based at the University of Glasgow, this list is part of Policy Scotland’s Welfare Reform Network. We aim to share and develop ideas and evidence that can impact on decision-making and policy outcomes relating to welfare reform.

A list for the Board Member of the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD).

List is for members of the crime, public space and policing thematic group.

List is for members of the economic development and regeneration thematic group.

List is for members of the employment and training thematic group.

List is for members of the housing group.

List is for members of the health, wellbeing and social care thematic group.

Woman and social policy special interest group.

Women ecologists in academic or related institutions.

This list has been established to support the development of a working class studies in the UK, in parallel with an ESRC-sponsored seminar series.

An international forum for discussion of Women’s Studies teaching, research, and program administration. It also distributes Women’s Studies job and conference announcements and calls for papers.