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 40. Accommodation is offered nearby, and all meals are provided.
- 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, for instance, populism, the culture wars and sustainability. 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.
Venue: The School will be held in Kilkenny Castle; 1hr from Dublin airport, Rosslare Harbour, 2hrs from Cork/Shannon airport.