- 09 Jun 2016
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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GENOVATE to welcome Professor Pat O'Connor, member of the HEA Expert Group on Gender Equality, to give a Guest Seminar at UCC on September 27, 2016. »
Creating Organisational Change: The Recommendations of the HEA Expert Group On Gender Equality in Higher Education
- 10 Mar 2016
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.
- 09 Oct 2015
Play Matters – exploring children’s play worlds
A one-day conference to mark the 30th anniversary of Wallaroo Playschool, Cork
In collaboration with the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century – Children and Young People Research Cluster
13 November 2015 @ UCC
- 30 Sep 2015
The ISS21 Civil Society Cluster presents a Conference on
The Changing Landscape of Local and Community Development in Ireland: Policy and Practice
Wednesday, 21st October 2015
O’Rahilly Building, Room ORB_G27, University College Cork
- 28 May 2015
Videos of presentations from the Irish Research Council-funded event 'Anti-Racist Social Justice Praxis across Education Sites in Ireland' are now available online:
- 28 May 2015
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
- 30 Apr 2015
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).
- 06 Feb 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).
Prof Smadar Lavie to speak on 'Mizrahi Mothers, Wrapped in the Flag: Ultra-Nationalism, Apartheid, and the Divinity of Bureaucracy in Israel'
- 08 Sep 2014
ISS21 Seminar and Book Launch on Thursday 11th September, 3-5pm, CACSSS Seminar Room, O'Rahilly Building
- 01 Sep 2014
A new working group interested in social scientific perspectives on issues of mental health and disability has been developed within ISS21.
- 31 Aug 2014
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.
- 31 Mar 2014
Congratulations to the Emigre team for winning the runner-up prize at the recent Pfizer-UCC Innovation through Teamwork awards.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
All are welcome to come along to the seminars - see 'Read More'.
- 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
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.