Critical Issues in Irish Society is a fascinating new initiative which aims to connect research students in Ireland. Started in early 2011 by a number of PhD students in the School of Sociology at the University of Dublin, it aims to improve the links in the Irish postgraduate community and provide a forum within which engagement can take place on the crucial issues facing Irish society.
They are hosting a successful seminar series on “Ireland in Crisis” looking at critical issues from a range of disciplines and perspectives – from the labour market to health. The website also features podcasts, working papers, abstracts and photos from the sessions.
Hopefully some Irish readers of Sociological Imagination might want to get involved. Even for those in the rest of the world, it’s a great idea and an illuminating example of the new kinds of connectivity which social media affords academic researchers.
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