- 09 Feb 2017
Looking Ahead: Brexit, Borders and Belongings
Friday 10th March 2017, 9.00am-1.00pm
University College Cork
Welcome to the ISS21 website.
ISS21 is an interdisciplinary research institute of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, the College of Business and Law and the College of Medicine and Health.
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Strengthen the capacity of the university to effect change for equality including gender equality by establishing a multidimensional equality office at the heart of the university led by a vice-president for equality.
On Friday 23rd September 2016 a forum was held on 'Muslim Immigration in Europe: Masculinity, Politics and Law' organised by Study of Religions in collaboration with ISS21 Migration/Integration Cluster, Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) and Women’s Studies.
The ISS21 Disability and Mental Health Research Cluster held a seminar, supported by ISS21 and the CACSSS Research Fund, on the theme of dance and acquired brain injury on 25th February 2016. The key contributors were Inma Pavon (UCC), Paula Larkin (Headway) and contributing dancers on the Connections project.
The ISS21 Civil Society Cluster presents a Conference on
O’Rahilly Building, Room ORB_G27, University College Cork
Videos of presentations from the Irish Research Council-funded event 'Anti-Racist Social Justice Praxis across Education Sites in Ireland' are now available online:
The EU and the southern Mediterranean
A two-panel workshop, 3-4 July 2014
Panel 1: ‘Disposable People’ - The Crisis in the Mediterranean
Panel 2: EU Cultural Policies and the Southern Mediterranean
Thursday 14th May 2015, 9.30am-4.30pm
CACSSS Seminar Room, O’Rahilly Building, UCC
ISS21’s Family, Gender, Sexualities Research Cluster is pleased to host a public symposium that will explore some of the key legal, social and political implications of the recently passed Children and Family Relationships Bill (2015) and the soon to be held referendum on same sex marriage (which will be held on May 22nd 2015).
Transforming Commitment into Action - towards gender equality for academic and research excellence
This is the theme of the GENOVATE Annual Convention to be held in UCC in March 2015. GENOVATE partners will come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of transforming commitment to gender equality into practice in our universities.
A symposium and learning market will be held on March 11th (2.00-5.00pm). All are welcome.
Speakers include Advisor to the European Commission on gender and research Professor Ines Sanchez de Madariaga, Mr. Muiris O'Connor (Higher Education Authority, Ireland) and Professor Uduak Archibong (GENOVATE International Director).
ISS21 Seminar and Book Launch on Thursday 11th September, 3-5pm, CACSSS Seminar Room, O'Rahilly Building
A new working group interested in social scientific perspectives on issues of mental health and disability has been developed within ISS21.
Researchers based in twelve different countries will converge on UCC next Tuesday, September 2nd, to map some of the key ways that economic, social and political crises in Europe have changed people’s migration patterns and life chances. The conference, titled ‘Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration’ will run until lunchtime on September 4th.
Congratulations to the Emigre team for winning the runner-up prize at the recent Pfizer-UCC Innovation through Teamwork awards.
The GENOVATE UCC team was represented by Aifric O Grada and Caitriona Ni Laoire recently at the GENOVATE Annual Convention held in Trnava University in Slovakia.
The ISS21 Migration and Integration Research Cluster will host a major international conference exploring the theme of Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration on 2-4th September 2014.
The ISS21 Children and Young People Research Cluster looks forward to welcoming visiting researchers from the Childhood and Youth Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University and from Child Studies at Linkoping University to UCC in late November 2013. Disa Bergnehr (Linkoping University) and Darren Sharpe and Carlo Perrotta (Anglia Ruskin) will meet with cluster members to explore potential future collaborations and will present their research at the seminars detailed below. This visit forms part of a knowledge exchange initiative funded by the UCC Strategic Research Fund.
All are welcome to come along to the seminars - see 'Read More'.
A forthcoming ISS21 seminar will present new research data and perspectives on the experience of working in the public sector in Ireland.
CACSSS Seminar Room, G27 O’Rahilly Building, 1.30-3.00PM, Wednesday 13th November 2013
We look forward to welcoming Professor Allison James and Professor Penny Curtis (Directors of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at Sheffield University) who will visit the ISS21 Children and Young People Research Cluster on the 3rd and 4th October 2013. Their visit is supported by the UCC Strategic Research Fund. During their visit they will participate in a number of research activities including the events below:
In recent years, Ireland has experienced a marked increase in emigration. The University College Cork project ‘Current Irish Emigration and Return’ (referred to as ‘Emigre’) aimed to discover why people are emigrating from Ireland today and discover what impact recent emigration is having on the Irish abroad and on the families and communities they have left behind them. The project was carried out at the Department of Geography and in the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) at University College Cork and is funded by the Irish Research Council. Some of the project results will be launched at an international conference on Emigration at a Time of Austerity to be held in UCC on 27th September.
The ISS21 Children and Young People cluster in association with the Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland (CRNINI) recently hosted a workshop on ethics, consent and participation in research with children and young people. The event explored some of the complex ethical issues involved in conducting research with children and young people, from the perspectives of researchers, children, families and service-providers. Over 50 people from across the country attended this half-day workshop in UCC on June 14th.
Deirdre Horgan (School of Applied Social Studies) and Helen Lynch (Department of Occupational Therapy) recently visited the Centre for Study of Childhood and Youth (Sheffield University) on behalf of the ISS21 Children and Young People Research Cluster.
Professor Peadar Kirby (Professor Emeritus, University of Limerick) provides some reflections on 'What We Leave in Our Wake' in advance of the screening on March 20th.
On Wednesday March 20th, the ISS21 Civil Society Research Cluster, in cooperation with the Centre for Cooperative Studies, hosts a special screening of the film 'What We Leave in Our Wake', with commentary by film director Pat Collins and by Professor Peadar Kirby.