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  • Bringing the voice of the elderly onstage: an ethnodrama on everyday lived experience of living in a nursing home

    01 Oct 2019
    Bringing the voice of the elderly onstage: an ethnodrama on everyday lived experience  of living in a nursing home

    In this seminar Dr Catharina Von Koskull looked at how participatory approaches and creative methodologies such as ethnodrama and ethnography can assist in representing participant experiences and voice to positively impact policy makers, socio-education of social care and eldercare professionals and the general public.

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  • Challenges in Current Ageing Research

    10 Apr 2019
    Challenges in Current Ageing Research

    Road to the Irish Gerontology Society Meeting 2019: Challenges in Current Ageing Research

    The 67th Annual Irish Gerontological Society Meeting will be held on September 26-28th 2019 in Cork. In advance of the meeting, the ISS21 Ageing Research Cluster organised a half-day workshop to discuss current themes in ageing research in Ireland, showcase UCC research, and foster networking and participation in the IGS from researchers interested in different aspects of ageing.

    Key note speeches were delivered by Seán Moynihan (CEO, ALONE) and Cathal McCrory (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, TILDA). This was followed by a series of short presentations from researchers and PhD students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including psychology, biochemistry, public health and music. 

    Abstracts for IGS close on 1st May. Information can be found at https://www.irishgerontology.com/events/67th-annual-scientific-meeting-irish-gerontological-society 

    Anyone interested in joining ISS21 UCC Ageing Cluster can contact Annalisa Setti a.setti@ucc.ie or Edel Walsh e.walsh@ucc.ie

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  • ISS21 REACT Cluster Research Slam

    18 Apr 2019
    ISS21 REACT Cluster Research Slam

    On 18 April, the ISS21 Research for Civil Society and Social Action (REACT) cluster hosted a research slam, at which six cluster members gave short presentations on their current, completed or new research (details below), followed by a lively Q&A session. 

    The ISS21 REACT cluster aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines with an interest in civil society research, to undertake interdisciplinary research and activity in the broad area of civil society, and to encourage engagement and dissemination of knowledge between researchers and civil society. Further information on the cluster can be found at:  Research for Civil Society and Social Action (REACT)

    Those wishing to join the REACT cluster should contact the ISS21 Research Coordinator, Margaret Scanlon (m.scanlon@ucc.ie).

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  • Evidence Amalgamation Workshop

    10 May 2019
    Evidence Amalgamation Workshop

    On 10 May the Society, Health and Political Economy (SHAPE) research cluster hosted a full-day workshop on evidence amalgamation, with Irish and international presenters. The event was organised by Eluska Fernandez (School of Applied Social Studies) and Katherine Furman (Department of Philosophy) and funded by the CACSSS interdisciplinary award.

    Context for Workshop

    Criticisms against randomised controlled trials as the most important source of evidence for policy are now well-established. But now that it is permissible to make use of many different types of evidence, how do we combine them to make policy? This was one of the key issues addressed in the course of the workshop.

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  • Contested Spaces of Belonging: asylum, direct provision and beyond

    06 Sep 2019
    Contested Spaces of Belonging: asylum, direct provision and beyond

    On 6th September the Migration and Integration research cluster hosted a symposium on ‘asylum’ and contested spaces of belonging, centering on current research exploring issues relating to integration, belonging/not-belonging and place for asylum-seekers and refugees.

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  • ‘Community, Urban Futures and Faith Belonging in Children's Art’

    11 Jun 2019
    ‘Community, Urban Futures and Faith Belonging in Children's Art’

    On the 11 June 2019 the ISS21 Children and Young People Research cluster hosted a seminar on interfaith childhoods with Anna Hickey-Moody, Professor of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Australia.

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  • Reflections on Institutionalising Gender Equality

    15 Nov 2019
    Reflections on Institutionalising Gender Equality

    On 15 November ISS21, with EC funded project GendeResearchIreland, hosted a seminar with Professor Uduak Archibong on the theme of institutionalising gender equality in higher education.  

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