Edward O. Laumann, past provost, dean, department chair, director of the Ogburn center, chair of the NORC board, current trustee, editor of the AJS, and one of the pivotal figures in American sociology over the past fifty years, making reorienting contributions in political sociology, social networks, the sociology of law, and the sociology of sexuality, is planning on retiring at the end of academic year 2018-2019. 

To honor his phenomenal contributions, the University of Chicago Department of Sociology will host a conference on Laumannical themes.


Conference Information

This event will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 in the Social Science Research Building at the University of Chicago (1126 East 59thStreet). The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception at the Quadrangle Club (1155 East 57th Street) from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

The conference program can be found here.  Registration for the conference has closed.

We are committed to making this an inclusive event. Please email Meredith Clason at mclason@uchicago.edu with any accomodation requests or questions about the event.


This conference is generously supported by:

The Office of the Provost

The Division of the Social Sciences


The Department of Sociology