Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century

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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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Emigre team wins runner-up Pfizer-UCC Innovation through Teamwork award

Emigre team wins runner-up Pfizer-UCC Innovation through Teamwork award

  • 31 Mar 2014

Congratulations to the Emigre team for winning the runner-up prize at the recent Pfizer-UCC Innovation through Teamwork awards.

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GENOVATE Annual Convention held at Trnava University

GENOVATE Annual Convention held at Trnava University

  • 31 Mar 2014

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.

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Minister Sean Sherlock visits ISS21

Minister Sean Sherlock visits ISS21

  • 15 Feb 2014

Minister of State for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock TD visited ISS21 on 10th February 2014.

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International Conference on Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration

International Conference on Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration

  • 30 Jan 2014

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.

 

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Children and Young People Research Seminars

Children and Young People Research Seminars

  • 06 Nov 2013

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.

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Forthcoming Seminar: Emerging Research on Public Sector Work

Forthcoming Seminar: Emerging Research on Public Sector Work

  • 31 Oct 2013

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

 

 

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Emigre research team visits Aras an Uachtarain

Emigre research team visits Aras an Uachtarain

  • 08 Oct 2013

The Emigre research team visited Aras an Uachtarain recently to present a copy of their recent report to President Michael D Higgins.

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Visiting ISS21 Scholar Dr Nollaig Frost

Visiting ISS21 Scholar Dr Nollaig Frost

  • 30 Sep 2013

ISS21 is very pleased to welcome Dr Nollaig Frost as Visiting Scholar at the Institute during Autumn 2013.

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Sheffield academics to visit ISS21

Sheffield academics to visit ISS21

  • 20 Sep 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:

 

 

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International Conference on Emigration at a Time of Austerity

International Conference on Emigration at a Time of Austerity

  • 17 Sep 2013

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.

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ISS21 Children and Young People cluster co-hosts national workshop

ISS21 Children and Young People cluster co-hosts national workshop

  • 01 Jul 2013

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.

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ISS21 visit to Sheffield Centre for Study of Childhood and Youth

ISS21 visit to Sheffield Centre for Study of Childhood and Youth

  • 29 May 2013

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.

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Professor Peadar Kirby's reflections on 'What We Leave in Our Wake'

Professor Peadar Kirby's reflections on 'What We Leave in Our Wake'

  • 19 Mar 2013

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.

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Screening of 'What we Leave in Our Wake'

Screening of 'What we Leave in Our Wake'

  • 19 Mar 2013

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. 

 

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