Dr. Carol Coulter, Director of the Child Care Law Reporting Project will facilitate a seminar titled ‘Lessons from the Child Care Courts for Social Scientists’ on Tuesday 07 May 2019 from 1 to 2pm in Room RD005, Rathdown House, TU Dublin City Campus (Grangegorman). The event takes place as part of the TU Dublin Social Sciences Research Seminar Series. Light lunch will be provided. All welcome. To register, click on the link below:
Dr. Sean Redmond and Eoin O’Meara-Daly from the University of Limerick will host a seminar titled ‘The Greentown Programme - an Irish evidence informed response to reducing the influence of criminal networks on children’ on Tuesday April 30th between 1 and 2pm in RD005, Rathdown House, TU Dublin City Campus, Grangegorman, Dublin D07 H6K8. The event is part of the monthly TU Dublin Social Sciences Research Series. All welcome, light lunch will be provided. To register, click on the link below:
Angela Feeney, National Research Officer with Tusla will host a seminar on the topic ‘Developing a research function and culture within Tusla The Child and Family Agency' on Tuesday February 5th 2019 from 1 to 2pm in RD005, Rathdown House, TU Dublin City Campus, Grangegorman, Dublin D07 H6K8. All welcome, light lunch will be provided. Admission is free but prior registration is required. To register, click on the link below:
Shireen Shortt will facilitate a seminar on ‘Speaking Back to Stigma: Participatory Media Practice with Young People in Dublin’s North-Inner City’ on Tuesday November 27th from 1 to 2pm in RD006, Rathdown House, DIT Grangegorman campus. The seminar is part of the monthly DIT Social Sciences Research Seminar Series. Light lunch will be provided. To register, click on the link below:
Shireen Shortt is a participatory media practitioner based in Dublin. Having studied film and broadcasting, then pursuing a career in that industry, she gravitated instead towards developing a more democratic media practice, prioritising self-representation. She began this work through practice-based doctoral study in the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice in the DIT, locating her work in two youth services in Dublin's north-inner city. She has continued to work in this capacity, developing her practice in the youth work sector.
Angela Feeney, National Research Officer with Tusla will facilitate a seminar on the topic ‘Developing a research function and culture within Tusla The Child and Family Agency’ on Tuesday October 16th from 1 to 2pm in RD006, Rathdown House, DIT Grangegorman campus. The seminar is part of the monthly DIT Social Sciences Research Seminar Series. Light lunch will be provided. To register, click on the link below:
Dr Deirdre McGowan, Head of Law, appeared in the RTE Documentaries No Country for Women broadcast on 19th and 20th June 2018. These documentaries traced the history of women's rights since independence and featured individual women's stories interspersed with expert analysis. The documentaries can be viewed on the RTE Player https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/no-country-for-women-30005310/
DIT Grangegorman was a fitting venue for the 2018 Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) its annual conference entitled ‘Legacies Matter’ on 18 th and 19 th May. The conference was organised locally by outgoing SAI Vice-President, Dr Matt Bowden. Papers were presented by colleagues including Dr Paddy Dolan, Dr Carmel Gallagher and Anne Fitzpatrick. One hundred delegates attended over the two days. A keynote address was given by Associate Professor at TCD, Dr Damien Brennan on the Legacy of Institutional Confinement. Dr Brennan is subject leader for sociology at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin and a former practicing mental health nurse who trained at St. Brendan’s Hospital, Grangegorman.
Pictured (left to right): Dr Damien Brennan, Trinity College Dublin; Dr Matt Bowden, Dublin Institute of Technology; Dr Lucy Michael, Ulster University and President of the Sociological Association of Ireland.
Annie Buckley, Founder and Director of Community-based Art / Prison Arts Collective and Associate Professor of Visual Studies at California State University will present a lunchtime seminar titled ‘Prison Arts Collective: Bridging the University, Community, and Institution’ from 1 to 2pm on Thursday 12 April in RD004, Rathdown House, DIT Grangegorman campus. Light lunch will be provided. All welcome.
Admission is free but prior registration is required:
Carmel Gallagher and Anne Fitzpatrick presented a paper entitled ‘Developing intergenerational learning partnerships involving older people and children’ - The Together Old and Young (TOY) Project at the 2nd Age - Friendly Universities (AFU) conference ‘Engaging Ageing 2018. New Frontiers of Ageing: Research, Policy and Practice’ on March 13/14th, 2018.
Another member from the TOY consortium, Vicki Titterington from Linking Generations Northern Ireland (LGNI) presented a paper entitled ‘Age together not apart - Connecting care homes and schools in building an age –friendly, age-connected Northern Ireland’ at the same conference.
The conference was hosted by Dublin City University Age-Friendly University Global Network and was attended by participants from Europe, USA, South America, Canada. The Irish members of the AFU include DCU, Trinity College, NUI Galway, Athlone Institute of Technology and the National College of Ireland.
The keynote address was given by Professor Alexandre Kalache, a former Director of the World Health Organisation’s global Ageing and Life Course Programme who was involved in the development of the Age-Friendly Cities initiatives.
Dr. Amy Healy (Postdoctoral Research, European Social Survey Round 8), Mary Immaculate College at the University of Limerick will present on ‘Using the European Social Survey for Teaching and Research’ on Tuesday 20th March 2018 from 1 to 2pm in RD005 Rathdown House, DIT Grangegorman. See link for further details: https://europeansocialsurvey.eventbrite.ie
Speakers were from various backgrounds and they included Finbarr Bradley, risk management professor in UCD, Tony Donohoe from IBEC, Dr Lorna Carson, professor in Applied Linguistics in TCD and Barbara Nolan, Head of the European Commission's Representation in Ireland. They all emphasised the crucial need for languages to become an integral part of our education, society and economy.
A special thanks to Susanna Nocchi, our colleague who is also Secretary for the One Voice for Languages group and co-organiser of a very successful and well attended launch.
The next seminar in the Social Sciences Roundtable Series takes place on Tuesday 20th February 2018 in RD005 Rathdown House, Grangegorman Campus. Dr. Muireann O'Keefe from the LTTC will present her research on developing your scholarly identity on social media.
Social media, such as Twitter, are increasingly part of work practices in higher education providing opportunities for promoting academic work and research while offering prospects for networking and learning. However, alongside opportunities, social media presents challenges about how to engage and represent oneself as a scholar and academic online.This seminar will present recent research into using social media for scholarly purposes and highlights the nuances and challenges that exist as we begin to engage in social media spaces. The seminar will initiate a discussion on how best to develop a scholarly identity on social media to effectively share and promote research.