Limerick Workshop (24-27 November 2015)
‘The Crisis and Academia (or) The Crisis in Academia’
Organised by Lee Monaghan and Micheal O’Flynn
(Co-organised by Irish Research Council (IRC) funded project ‘Equality of Opportunity in Practice: Studies in Working, Learning and Caring'
Day 1 – 24 November -- Health Sciences Building, HSG021
10.00-1.00: Session 1: 'Interpreting the Crisis' - Chair: Suman Gupta
Terrence McDonough: Orthodox Economics and the Crisis.
Julien Mercille: What Role for the Social Sciences in Public Debates?
Tao Papaioannou: The changing media politics of dissent: Representations of anti-austerity protests in national and international public service media.
Mike HajiMichael: Power of Words
Lunch break 1.00 -2.00
2.00 - 5.00: Session 2: 'Corporate control of higher-education' - Chair: TBA
Claire O'Hagan & Pat O'Connor: Academic career practices: embedding gendered academic capitalism cross nationally.
Carmel Hannan: Playing the Academic Game and the role of Public Sociology.
Mariya Ivancheva & Kathryn Keating: Precarious Employment in Higher Education.
Kathleen Lynch: On the Market: the egalitarian implications of commercialisation in higher education.
7.00 Meal in Copper & Spice, plus music in Herbert’s (pub)
Day 2 – 25 November – UL (Room CG054)
10:00-1:00: Session 3: 'Academia Under Austerity' - Chair Mariya Ivancheva
Dobrinka Parusheva: 'Crisis 2.0: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in times of austerity'
Mike Hajimichael: 'Graduate unemployment in post-haircut Cyprus - where have all the students gone?'
Eleni Andriakaina: 'Planning Modernization, Designing An Ideal Kingdom in the East, Building a Utopia. Some thoughts on the relationship between Social Sciences and Social Engineering.
Theodoros A. Spyros: 'Intellectuals, class elitism and post-democratic governance: the euro-reformistic narrative in Crisis-ridden Greece'
Lunch break 1.00 - 2.00
2.30 – 3.30 Day trip to regeneration area in Limerick city (tour guide Cathal McCarthy).
4.00 – 6.00 Visit to Limerick Mechanics Institute.
Session 4: 'Scholarship and Activism'
7.00 Dinner Cornstore (bus 10.45 @ Brown Thomas on O’Connell Street)
Day 3 – 26 November – UL (Room P1005)
10.00 – 12.00: Session 5: (In)equality within and without academia
Suman Gupta: Rationalising Teaching.
Karim Murji: Race Critical Public Scholarship.
Helen Yanacopulos: Academics Stand Against Poverty.
Lunch break: 12.00 – 1.00
1.00 – 3.00: Session 6: Roundtable: Solutions? What now?
Workshop Questions: (a) What have been the main issues/problems raised over the last three days? (b) Are these issues/problems resolvable? (c) What are the obstacles? Are there worthwhile strategies?
5.00 (Bus from Kilmurray) Bunratty Castle & Banquet
Day 4 - 27 November – UL (CG054)
10.00 – 1.00 Organising meeting for Bulgarian and Greek workshops (with break: 11.30)