Cork, Ireland

Economy & Society Summer School

when 8 May 2017 - 12 May 2017
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 300

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?

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 Blackwater castle, and all meals are provided.

Course leader

Tom Boland & Ray Griffin (WIT), Kieran Keohane, (UCC)

Target group

Doctoral students in social sciences and business subjects.

Course aim

This Economy & Society summer school has been developed under the auspices of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative, an attempt to address recent and on-going crises, to understand and criticise the thinking which put these processes in train. Furthermore, we have the ambition to re-imagine alternatives to the present, where ethics would temper economic processes, and moral foundations to society are acknowledged.

Therefore, this summer school addresses the multiple and complex intersections of economy and society. Moving beyond the dichotomy of ‘economics versus social science’, this forum explores a multitude of alternative paradigms, methods and concepts, drawing from anthropology, cultural studies, governmentality, history, critical management studies, marketing and organisation studies. It is tailor-made for doctoral students, whether in exploratory stages, interpreting data or writing-up. Drawing together two dozen academic staff from Ireland and internationally, the summer school is a convivial, supportive and inspiring forum.

Credits info

5 EC
5 extra credits for term paper submitted to UCC module: Economy + Society Summer School 7041

Fee info

EUR 300: Covering Accommodation, food and refreshments from May 7th to May 12th