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 2018 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.