Economy and Society Summer School

Blackwater Castle, Co. Cork, Ireland. 8-12th of May 2017


A week-long doctoral symposium bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines to discuss fresh perspectives on ‘economic’ themes; the market, the state, production, consumption, value, money, work, commodities, poverty, inequality.

How can we re-think these concepts amid contemporary transformations?

11/05/2015. FREE TO USE IMAGE. President Michael D. Higgins opens the Economy & Society Summer school in Blackwater Castle Co. Cork. Pictured with President Michael D. Higgins is the WIT President Willie Donnelly and students with the lecturers. Picture: Patrick Browne President Michael D. Higgins opens the Economy & Society Summer school Monday, 11 May 2015: Over 30 PhD business and humanities scholars from around the world gathered in Blackwater Castle in Cork today where the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins delivered an address to open officially the 2015 Economy and Society Summer school organised by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in conjuntion with University College Cork (UCC). Throughout the week long summer school, the Irish and International scholars from economics, sociology and beyond will explore contemporary issues and ethical values that are necessary to create a flourishing economy and just society. At the opening, Prof Willie Donnelly, President of WIT said that “Education is a liberating force in society. It’s important that we learn the lessons of the tiger economy years. As the economy recovers we need to focus on balancing the social, economic and cultural evolution of society. Broadening investment in education from Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) to incorporate Humanities and Business is crucial to creating that balance. European Framework programme H2020 places humanities and social science at the heart of European Innovation. “Two of the largest schools in WIT are Humanities and Business. The institute has a strong PhD education programme in these disciplines and it’s very encouraging to see the Institute taking the lead and to see such quality researchers from across Ireland, the US, Canada, Europe and the middle east travelling to Ireland to be part of it.” The summer school, which is organised by the Centre for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Economy and Society run jointly by WIT and UCC, w

President Michael D. Higgins opening the 2015 Summer School with staff and students.


Apply now to: info.easss[@]gmail.com

Organised by the UCC/WIT:( http://moraleconomy.eu/ )

Centre for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Economy & Society:

School Directors: Tom Boland & Ray Griffin.