Discuss fresh perspectives on ‘the economy’ in a ruminative academy Formerly hosted in Blackwater Castle

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

After-ThoughtsThis is a time for reflection and rumination. Each session will present key ideas and paradigms, with speakers asked for their ‘after-thoughts’ on key works and contemplate what’s coming in the approaching ‘after-math’: in markets, work, organisations, welfare, politics, critique, media, migration and much more.

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Events and Activities

ESSS '21

DateTime (GMT)Event / TopicSpeakersEventbrite Link
February 16th10:00Introductory meeting with core staffAll core staffEventbrite
February 23rd16:00Ideas Lying AroundNidesh Lawtoo & Lynne LaytonEventbrite
March 4th16:00The Great ReversalElizabeth AndersonEventbrite
March 9th10:00Economic Theology: MarketsStefan SchwarzkopfEventbrite
March 11th10:00Economic Theology and GovernanceMitchell DeanEventbrite
March 16th16:00Jobseeking & the Labour MarketIlana GershonEventbrite
March 23rd 10:00Welfare and ReformationRay Griffin & Tom Boland Eventbrite
March 25th10:00Justifying WelfareMagnus P. Hansen., Fiona Dukelow, Michael McgannEventbrite
April 13th10:00PrecarityTheresa O'Keefe, Aline Courtois & Teresa CrewEventbrite
April 15th16:00Datafication of WelfareLina Dencik & Ray Griffin & HecatEventbrite
April 20th16:00Street Level WelfareEvelyn Brodkin, Mary Murphy, Joe Whelan
April 22nd10:00Fairground CapitalismArpad SzakolczaiEventbrite
April 27th10:00Work & Gig EconomyAlex WoodEventbrite
April 29th10:00Rationalities and Moral Economies in Illicit Drug Markets Angus BancroftEventbrite
May 6th10:00MigrationMaggie O'NeillEventbrite
May 11th 10:00The Leviathan of RationalityDamian O'DohertyEventbrite

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Events and Activities

Times Monday 13thTuesday 14thWednesday 15thThursday 16thFriday 17th
9:30 -11 am Arrivals and Orientation: Conveneat at 11:30 in our AulaReading groups Reading groups Reading groups Solitary Reflections
Mid Morning Break Mid Morning Break Mid Morning Break Mid Morning Break Mid Morning Break Mid Morning Break
11:30 - 1pm Introduction: Economy & Society 2019 Maggie O'Neill UCCNisha Kapoor
Damian O'Doherty Manchester Kieran KeohaneStudent Presentation s
Lunch sitting at 1pmLunch sitting at 1pmLunch sitting at 1pmLunch sitting at 1pmLunch sitting at 1pmLunch sitting at 1pm
Afternoon sessions with breaksRene Ten Bos Radbound

Victoria Grace Canterbury NZ
Tom Boland WIT

Jill O'Mahoney WIT & James Cuffe UCC

Carmen Kuhling UL & Tina Kinsella IADT
Walk to Bridgetown Abbey

Abbey lecture:
Maggie O'Neill UCC
Ray Griffin WIT & Colette Kirwan WIT

James Fairhead

Professorial: Mary Daly Interview
Michael Cronin TCD

Closing Roundtable
Dinner sitting at 7pmDinner sitting at 7pmDinner sitting at 7pmDinner sitting at 7pmDinner sitting at 7pmDinner sitting at 7pm
Evening time: Dinner at 7ish, Reconvene at 8ish Bonfire of the Vanities
Salon: Paul Clogher WITSalon: Triona Ni Shiocahin UCCSalon: Ger Mullally UCC Parting Glass Celebration (departures Sat AM)


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Location of event

Hosted entire online for the first time in 2021. Previously hosted at Blackwater Castle, Connaberry, Castletownroche, Co. Cork