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ESA RN 14 mid-term Conference

Sep 2012

Leading researchers from across Europe discussed findings from the latest research into aspects of gender and employment at a conference held at NUI Galway.

The conference, jointly hosted by the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology and Global Women’s Studies on 6thand 7thSeptember, highlighted the advantages of analysing gender and work issues across an individual’s entire life time. Entitled Gender and Employment in Europe across the Lifecourse, the event was an interim conference of Research Network 14 of the European Sociological Association (ESA).

Book Launch "From exclusion to inclusion in old age"

Jul 2012

Book launch

Pictured at the launch, from left to right: Thomas Scharf, Policy Press Director Alison Shaw and Norah Keating

Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway, launches new report series

Jul 2012

The 2011 Census shows that more than two out of every five people aged 65 and over lives in a rural community. Surprisingly, relatively little is known about the situation of this important demographic group. The Rural Ageing Observatory at NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Social Gerontology is seeking to fill some of the gaps in knowledge on rural ageing. This week it launched the first two reports in a series that, in time, will provide vital information about the ageing population in rural Ireland.

DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY September 2012 - PLACES AVAILABLE

Jun 2012

The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology is pleased to announce places are available for the upcoming intake of students who wish to study Social Gerontology commencing in September.

Consider applying for this course if you want to:

Family a 'shock absorber' in recession

Apr 2012

THE FAMILY is proving to be a significant “shock absorber” for those affected by the recession, with “strong solidarity” between younger and older generations, according to preliminary results of new research due to be published today.

International Experts Meet at the ICSG

Apr 2012

As a part of the activities of the international working group on operationalising age-related social exclusion, funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, a team of international experts met at the ICSG to discuss issues around conceptualisation and measurement of excluded older people. Working group members include colleagues from such countries as Canada, North America, Australia, the UK, the Netherlands and Finland and are drawn from the disciplines of social gerontology, rural ageing and rural development.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS MEET TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF MODERN DEMOCRACY

Mar 2012

Is modern democracy still democratic? That is the question that was explored last week at a symposium being held at the National University of Ireland in Dublin. The symposium, entitled‘Beyond the Ballot’: forms of citizen engagement between democratic elections is the initiative of the participatory and deliberative democracy specialist group of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, led by Dr Clodagh Harris from Department of Government, UCC and Dr Gemma Carney from the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology at NUI Galway.  

11 people complete a new pilot programme at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology

Mar 2012

Eleven people completed a new pilot programme at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology entitled "Making Sense of Social Research". The programme is designed specifically for older people and aims to:

1.    Give participants an opportunity to understand better the key issues involved in doing social research.

2.    Familiarise participants with the research process, giving them the confidence and skills they need to develop   their own research ideas.

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