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Varieties of Social Knowledge

Varieties of Social Knowledge pulls together recent trends in social sciences to revisit classic epistemological questions such as whether knowledge of the social is fundamentally distinct from knowledge of the natural and whether there is a distinct method for investigating the social.

We are interested in the advent of machine learning and predictive analytics, modelling of cultural change, the growing importance of mixed methods, and the ways in which ethical and political values have a place in shaping social sciences.


  • European Research Council
  • Leverhulme Trust
  • CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge)