Independent Media Centre Ireland     http://www.indymedia.ie
National - Event Notice
Tuesday April 21 2015
05:00 PM

Seminar: Social Movements and Collective Agency

category national | education | event notice author Wednesday March 25, 2015 09:05author by Laurence Cox - MA Community Education, Equality and Social Activism

Presentations of two remarkable research projects on social movements in Ireland and beyond

This seminar showcases the social movements research of two recent PhD graduates in the Dept of Sociology, Maynooth.

Dr Terry Dunne will be speaking on his research on collective agency and economic change in early-nineteenth-century Ireland, the impact of social conflict within the agricultural sector on social structure, and the associated cultural formation of a sense of agency.

Dr Ania Szolucha will be speaking on her research on direct democracy in the Occupy movement in Ireland and the United States, its social relevance in the context of the history of democracy, and her new project about grassroots renewable energy initiatives.

Both speakers will also offer some insight into the final processes of PhD study which may be useful to others about to be in a similar situation.

As Ania is leaving to take up a research fellowship at the University of Bergen, Norway, we will be having post-seminar farewell drinks.

Where: Iontas conference room, Iontas Building, North Campus, Maynooth (https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/campus-life/campus-map)

When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday the 21st of April.

All welcome.


http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105329

Indymedia Ireland is a media collective. We are independent volunteer citizen journalists producing and distributing the authentic voices of the people. Indymedia Ireland is an open news project where anyone can post their own news, comment, videos or photos about Ireland or related matters.