Following our ‘Health in Crisis’ conference, which took place on 19th April 2012 in the Humanities Institute UCD we would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this a successful event with many varied and insightful papers.
Here is just a selection of presentations from speakers on the day – now available on You Tube – with more to come:
Welcome to the Critical Issues in Irish Society website.
This network is open to PhDs and early stage researchers across the island of Ireland (and beyond!) who wish to connect and create a dialogue around issues of critical importance in Irish society.
It was founded in 2010 by PhDs in the School of Sociology UCD and mostly consists of students from human science, arts and humanities. But we’re open to researchers and students from all disciplines wishing to contribute to the issues raised by the group.
From Jan to May 2011 the CIISN network hosted a series of seminars on topics ranging from the labour market to health. You can browse the working papers, listen to the podcasts or download the PowerPoint presentations here.
Upcoming events for 2011/12 will be posted on this site, so please check back for updates. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, you can join our google group for regular news and discussion by clicking here.
All the best,
The Critical Issues in Irish Society Network
The Critical Issues in Irish Society network is proud to present:
Health in Crisis?
A PhD Seminar Series
Fri 29th of April 2011
Room F308, Newman Building, Belfield, University College Dublin
Click here for map (Building 36, Grid ref D8)
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society” Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 – 1986)
***Abstracts available here***
We are pleased to invite you to the final seminar in our series on Friday 29th April where we will conclude our discussion on the theme of “Ireland in Crisis” by examining Health on this occasion. A selection of speakers will discuss various aspects of this topic: from power within the medical profession; to barriers posed by social class in managing illness; to how chronic illness shapes self-identity. We are delighted to be joined by Dr Jo Murphy-Lawless (TCD) as a guest speaker who will look at the denial of health as a core human need.