Social Sciences Research Centre | 2022 AGM
Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at 4pm in Room 333 and via Zoom
This year’s SSRC AGM will take place in-person (Room 333, 2nd Floor, Aras Moyola Building) and via Zoom on Thursday 15th December 2022 at 4pm and all past, present and prospective members are very welcome to attend and have their say!
Prof Ricca Edmondson-Wörner's Memorial Colloquium
Monday, 23rd May 2022
It was with great sadness that we awoke last year to the very sad news of the passing of our very dear colleague Prof Ricca Edmondson, who left us on the 28th June 2021. Ricca was an esteemed colleague and long-time member of the Social Science Research Centre and her work profoundly and positively shaped the growth and expansion of Irish and European Sociology over many years.
The School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland Galway will hold a Colloquium in honour of Ricca on the 23rd May 2022 in THB-G010 of the Hardiman Building and if you are not in a position to attend in-person you can follow proceedings on the day via Zoom.
Topic: Prof Ricca Edmondson-Wörner's Memorial Colloquium
Time: May 23, 2022 09:00 AM Dublin
Join Zoom Meeting: CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 960 3043 7888
Developing Rural Ireland in the Twentieth Century
Thursday, February 16th, 2022 at 4pm via Zoom
Teagasc and the Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC) at NUI, Galway are hosting an online event on Thursday 17 February at 4pm. The event will showcase the recent landmark publication on Irish agricultural and rural history, Developing Rural Ireland,
and will also feature a panel discussion between five pre-eminent researchers and writers in the area of Irish agricultural and rural history which include:
Dr Tony Varley – SSRC - Chairperson
Dr Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh – SSRC and Dublin Business School, author of Developing Rural Ireland
Professor Mary E. Daly – Royal Irish Academy and University College Dublin
Dr Peter Moser – Archives of Rural History, Bern
Dr Declan O’Brien – Senior News Correspondent with the Irish Farmers’ Journal
Dr Áine Macken-Walsh – Senior Research Officer at Teagasc’s Rural Economy and Development Programme.
The agricultural and rural history of Ireland has been of central importance to the Irish story and Teagasc and the SSRC are delighted to host this event as a platform to promote both new understanding of this history and to demonstrate how an understanding of this history is crucial to making the right decisions in contemporary policy-making.
“Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh’s pioneering new book on the Irish agricultural advisory services – and their impact on agriculture and the rural economy and society – is a major contribution to our understanding of agricultural and rural change during a period spanning more than a century” stated Dr Tony Varley of the SSRC.
To register for this event CLICK HERE
Social Sciences Research Centre | 2020 AGM
Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 at 4pm via Zoom
This year’s SSRC AGM will take place virtually on Tuesday 15th December 2020 at 4pm and all past, present and prospective members are very welcome to attend and have their say!
Social Sciences Research Centre | 2019 AGM
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 4pm in Room 333, Áras Moyola
This year’s SSRC AGM will take place on Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 4pm in Room 333, 2nd Floor, Áras Moyola and all past, present and prospective members are very welcome to attend and have their say!
'In conversation with...' Galway's Mayor Mike Cubbard, Friday 25th Oct at 2pm
As part of BSc (Applied Social Sciences) Programme career seminar series for third year BASS students, and in conjunction with the Social Science Research Centre (SSRC), we will be holding a talk and questions & answers session with Galway’s First Citizen, Mayor Mike Cubbard, on Friday, 25th October, in the main lecture hall on the ground floor of Áras Moyola (MY243) at 2pm. You are all very welcome to attend and participate, and if you feel that this would also benefit to your students please do invite them along!
Whitaker Institute Ideas Forum Seminar, Wednesday 20th February 2019
On Wednesday 20th February 2019 at 1pm Dr Lorraine D'Arcy (Fitzsimons) of the School of Civil and Structural Engineering Dublin Institute of Technology and member of the SSRC will give a talk titled; 'Spatial Planning, Urban Design, Transport & Human Health: "much more than footpaths and cycleways" in CA110 Cairnes Building as part of the Whitaker Institute Ideas Forum Seminar Series on behalf of the SSRC, and all are welcome to attend.
Social Sciences Research Centre | 2018 AGM
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 3pm in Room 333, Áras Moyola
This year’s SSRC AGM will take place on Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 3pm in Room 333, 2nd Floor, Áras Moyola and all past, present and prospective members are very welcome to attend and have their say!
SSRC Energy Symposium, Friday 30th November 2018 at 2pm in Room 333, 2nd Floor, Áras Moyola
On 30th November the Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC) is hosting an energy symposium led by Dr Amanda Slevin of Queen's University Belfast titled the ‘The socio-ecological, political and economic implications of a neo-liberal approach to hydro-carbon extraction in an Irish context’. This symposium will take place on Friday 30th November 2018 at 2pm in Room 333, 2nd Floor, Áras Moyola and all are very welcome to attend.
Placemaking Symposium and Workshops | Connecting with the Future through Placemaking
Part of the 'Architecture at the Edge Festival' | O’ Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway, Friday, October 26th, 2018 10am until 5pm
This year’s Placemaking Symposium and Workshops will focus on the regeneration of Nun’s Island, led by NUI Galway with support from the urban design team at BDP, and the recent announcement of Galway City Council’s own Public Realm strategy. These two important initiatives will have a profound influence on the shaping and the future of Galway. Join us for presentations and discussion in the morning followed by an afternoon of workshops on Nun’s Island, Galway’s Public Realm Strategy, and Placemaking in Towns and Villages (led by Simon Wall, town architect of Westport).
All are welcome to attend and participate! It is free but please register on the
Architecture at the Edge Website
SSRC Visiting Fellow Lecture, Friday 19th October 2018 at 1pm in Room 333, 2nd Floor, Áras Moyola
On 19 October The Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC) is hosting a talk by Bruno Esperante Paramos titled the ‘Agrarian Fascism Innovation Paradigm in Spain between 1939 -1955’. The talk will consider the main agrarian policies of Francoist Spain in war and peace, focusing especially on policies aimed at motorizing agriculture via the introduction of tractors. All are welcome.
About the Author: Bruno Esperante Paramos is a visiting research fellow at the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities. He is about to complete his PhD thesis on innovation and technological change in Galician agriculture (1890-2000) at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia-Spain), where he has also been a member of HISTAGRA Research Group since 2015. His main research interests include: Rural History, Agrarian History, History of Technology, Innovation and Technological Change in agriculture.
Social Sciences Research Centre | 2017 AGM
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 12 noon in Room 333, Áras Moyola
This year’s SSRC AGM will take place on Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 12 noon in Room 333, 2nd Floor, Áras Moyola and all past, present and prospective members are very welcome to attend and have their say!
To mark the fiftieth (50th) anniversary of the founding of the Social Sciences Research Centre (SSRC) a conference will take place on 20th October in the ILAS Centre at NUI Galway. The theme of the conference will be; 'Galway: Today and Tommorrow'. It is anticipated that this conference will provide an excellent opportunity for the University, through the work of the SSRC, to reach out to the general public in Galway City and the surrounding rural regions. The conference will provide a crucial forum for a broad range of public actors and representatives, relevant key decision-makers, NGOs, community organisations and activists, and civic society groups to share ideas relating to the future direction of Galway. For more on this event check out the Conference Webpage
This innovative research project seeks to capture people’s opinions and understanding of transport, mobility and liveability in Galway City, Ireland. Data collection is being carried out by researchers and undergraduate students from the School of Political Science & Sociology at the National University of Ireland Galway over the summer months. Results and findings from this project will be disseminated to academics, policy designers, interested individuals and groups, and to the wider public.