Last week, SAGE was delighted to host the 2012 Author Party at the LSO St Luke’s, Jerwood Hall. Held annually, the event recognizes and thanks our longstanding partners for their continued involvement and support. Coinciding (finally) with the start of the British Summer, the reception was attended by many of our authors, editors and societies, who were serenaded by a string quartet and had their taste buds tantalized by a range of interesting canapés.
At a time when social sciences is very much in the media, with the recent announcement in the US, that Representative Jeff Flake has persuaded a House majority (218-208) to vote to block the National Science Foundation from funding political science research, it is becoming even more so apparent that social science and the dissemination of key research is a bigger priority and not a smaller one (See Ziyad Marar’s recent blog post).
Social sciences enrich our daily lives, whether it is through analysis of a cultural phenomenon like crime, or a major international concern such as how climate change leads to changing lifestyles or inequality. Yet, despite the clear and widespread relevance that social scientists have in helping us to understand cultures and behaviours, they often have trouble getting their messages heard. SAGE values our longstanding partnerships with our author and society partners and passionately believes that engaged scholarship is at the heart of any healthy society. As a leading independent academic and professional publisher we are committed to ensuring that key research is disseminated to the widest audience.
Speaking about the event Ziyad Marar said: “SAGE are extremely privileged to be working with some of the leading authors and society partners in their respective fields, to ensure that this research reaches the widest audience. This event, is in part, a small way to demonstrate our thanks to them and to celebrate the diverse and leading nature of their respective subject fields’.
Check out the pictures from the event on our Facebook page!