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 https://ciisn.wordpress.com/ for further information.
If you would like to participate in this event, please send abstracts of no more than 350 words to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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