Programme

 Programme

The summer school is offered to post-graduate students in anthropology, economics, geography, history, organisation studies, management and marketing, politics and sociology. It is specifically tailored to the academic development of doctoral candidates. Participants are invited to contact the organisers with a brief outline of their post-graduate research, with a letter of support from their supervisor. In order to ensure the quality of the experience, the number of participants is limited to 30. Accommodation is offered in the grounds of the castle, and all meals are provided.
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  •             The programme of the summer school is composed of academic presentations which address the economy empirically, theoretically, and provide directions and challenges for students. Panel groups will also discuss key issues, this year Precarity and Public Sociology. Furthermore, a core aspect of the summer school will be small group work, where staff will present key contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches, and students can discuss their own research-in-progress. Key readings will be distributed electronically one month in advance.
  •             After the first day of the school, the schedule will be composed of reading groups, parallel sessions and plenary lectures. Dinner is at 7pm, followed by our informal ‘salons’ with more informal discussions led by visiting staff or presentations of new research in progress.

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Venue: The School will be held in Blackwater Castle in the village of Castletownroche, Co Cork. The Castle is a 12th centurybuilding on a site rich with archaeology and history. Stone Age tools from the Early Mesolithic period (approx. 6,500BC); Bronze Age artefacts dating from 1500 to 500 BC; Fulachtaí Fia (cooking pits) and remnants of the Iron Age fort of Dun Cruadha have all been found in the locality. The Castle is also home to a Sheela na Gig, an ancient Celtic symbol of feminine fertility, and also to an ancient Holy Well.