Now in its second year, the Economy and Society Summer School brought together 50 scholars – around 20 faculty and 30 business and social sciences PhD researchers – for an intensive and convivial residential course dealing with theories, concepts and methods of inquiry.
The summer school is tailored to the needs of doctoral students in Business and Social Sciences, and aspires to help early stage researchers strengthen and widen their theoretical basis in ways that allows them to position their work amongst broader discourses, extend and sharpen their understanding of their theoretical and empirical practices and to contribute to their formation as independently-minded researchers. The school is of particular interest to PhD researchers from sociology, politics, anthropology, geography and history on the one hand, and organisation studies, management, marketing, finance and economics on the other.
The School is a rich mix of conventional presentations, small group work, student-led seminars & discussions, peer-group presentations & feedback sessions; all arranged to promote discussion and argument around your research and how it fits into the broader themes of the economy and society.
Waterford Institute of Technology and University College Cork jointly organise the school. The event is inspired by and organised under the auspices of ‘The President of Ireland’s Initiative’. President Michael D. Higgins opened the summer school on Monday, May 11.