Monday, 18 February 2013

Regeneration Seminar Series 2013

Following on last years success, UL's Department of Sociology Seminar Series, 'Critical Perspectives on Youth, Community and Urban Regeneration' returns this February with an impressive line-up of speakers. Advance booking is required, contact

Wednesday 20th February @ 1pm: Kicking the Seminar off is Dr. Cliona Barnes with 'Exploring Community Safety in Limerick Regeneration Communities'. This will be of particular interest to residents of Ballinacurra Weston and Southill as the talk will focus on the Feeling Safe in Our Community report, the research for which was conducted by Dr. Barnes and Dr. Martin Power. The report was commissioned by the Regeneration Agency in 2011 and the recommendations of the report were largely ignored.

Wednesday 27th February @ 1pm: Dr. Mimi Doran:  'Does News Matter? Media Literacy, News Making & Social Activism - Participatory Research with St Michael’s Estate Regeneration Team'.

Wednesday 6th March @ 1pm: Leslie Holmes: 'Salford Lads Club: Teenagers on Coronation Street, 1903 - 2013'.

Wednesday 20th March @ 1pm: Dr. Colm O’ Doherty: 'Regenerating Family Support and Community 
Development in Ireland: Opportunities and Strategies'.

Wednesday 27th March @ 1pm: Dr. Gary Graham & Dr. Anita Greenhill: 'University engagement with local communities'.

Wednesday 10th April @ 1pm: Rita Fagan: 'Family Resource centres: The impact of Austerity'. Residents from Limerick regeneration areas that attend the Community Action Network and Tenants First  will be  familiar with the good work of Rita Fagan.

Wednesday 1st May @ 1pm: Dr. Imogen Tyler: Revolting Subjects: Eviction and Occupation in Neoliberal Britain.