State & Society

The State & Society network critically interrogates the assumption that state and society are a priori conceptual and empirical objects.

In doing so, it combines insights from the humanities and the social sciences. A particular focal point of the network is the nature and role of ‘imperial’ state structures, both during their existence and in the form of their real or imagined legacy in the nation-state. The network’s twin aims are to raise the level of theoretical reflection in the research practices of its members, and to contribute to theory on the basis of their empirical research.

Below, we list events organized by and/or relevant to the network.


16 April 2015:  State & Society drinks, 17.00, Pakhuis, Doelensteeg 
12-13 June 2014: Spring event My State & Society
16 April:  Social drink at the Faculty Club on Thursday at 17:00.
It will be an informal meeting where we can meet and discuss our research, while enjoying the signs of Spring 
 9 Oct 2014: Landscapes of Power: the Saishô shi tennô-in Imperial Residence and its poems

Individual staff members of the State & Society network

Last Modified: 14-04-2015