Research Culture Seminar: Ben Hirst - Tracing our Attachments

Join us for this week's Research Culture Seminar with Teaching Fellow Ben Hirst.

Chair: Ipek Demir, Associate Professor


Tracing our attachments: An outline of a study in the sociology of videogames with reference to the Dark Souls franchise


Using the video game series Dark Souls as a starting point, this presentation builds on the work of sociologist Antoine Hennion (in addition to literature in the area of game studies and the sociology of culture) to develop an outline for an empirical study on the formation of taste within videogame communities.


There is no need to register for this event; all are welcome - please just turn up on the day. Please note there is limited capacity in the seminar room and spaces will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Research Culture Seminar Series

These seminars, organised by the School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP), generally take place every Wednesday in term time, from 12 - 1.30pm (though we try to wrap up around 1pm) in Room 12.21/12.25 on Level 12 of the Social Sciences Building. Please check back on the website event listings for details of future seminars. Details are also emailed out to current postgraduate students and staff.

If you have any enquiries about this seminar series, please contact Tanisa at with the subject "Enquiry: Research Culture Seminar Series".