Seminar Series – Ireland in Crisis?

The Critical Issues in Irish Society Network (CIISN) is pleased to announce the foundation of a new seminar series with the purpose of providing a platform for PhD students and early stage researchers in the human sciences across the island of Ireland.

Our aim is to connect and develop a vibrant community of human science researchers across universities, offering participants an excellent chance to engage with other students as well as expert academics in a dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment.

Seminars will be held on a monthly basis in University College Dublin commencing January 2011. This series will focus on the theme ‘Ireland in Crisis’. While there has been considerable ongoing debate on the economic dimensions of the crisis, there has been a notable paucity of discussion highlighting its wider social, cultural and moral implications. Researchers in the human sciences, through the lens of their own particular field of study, are uniquely placed to examine these critical issues and offer an alternative perspective. Seminar organisers would welcome contributions from a broad range of research areas including; health, education, religion, governance, media, civil society, globalisation, public policy, migration, identity and the environment. Please visit our site at for further information.

If you would like to participate in this event, please send abstracts of no more than 350 words to by 5 pm on the 5th of November 2010.

The Critical Issues in Irish Society Network is supported by the Social Science Research Centre and the School of Sociology, University College Dublin.

All the best,

Susie Donnelly
Shane O’Donnell
Sinead Pembroke
Carol Ellis


About Critical Issues in Irish Society Network

A group of PhDs from the School of Sociology in University College Dublin, Ireland have decided to take action and connect with other PhDs and early stage researchers across the human sciences in Ireland. Our intention is to establish a series of seminars in which we can exchange ideas, connect with others, encourage collaboration and develop our community. More details to come... Email:
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4 Responses to Seminar Series – Ireland in Crisis?

  1. Eoin says:

    I too will submit an abstract before the deadline. A really good initiative. I am looking forward to these but one thing: would a city centre location enhance their appeal? UCD’s got lots of lovely buildings in the city!

    • susie donnelly says:

      Thanks for the support Eoin! Good idea about holding it outside of Belfield, will see if that’s an option. We’re starting with UCD, but it would be good to have other depts in other universities host it in the future as well. Lots to look forward to!

  2. Aidan R says:


    This is a great idea. If you are looking for people to get involved and help with the event please let me know. I am doing a PhD in Public Policy, primarily based in the School of Politics but my research is more political economy/economic sociology. Looking forward to the event, and will certainly submit a paper.


    • Aidan, Thanks so much for your offer of help! Great to hear from people outside of sociology. Please do submit an abstract.
      We have plans to try and extend the organisation/current panel beyond sociology so we’ll be in touch and can have a chat at some stage soon.

      All the best,


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