New Perspectives on Family Change in Ireland

Keynote speaker: Prof Simon Duncan, Professor of Comparative Social Policy at the University of Bradford

Renehan Hall, South Campus, NUI Maynooth 09:00 :: 11th December 2012

Over the course of the two days contributions will be made from a national assembly of experts from sociology, education, family research, social science research, social work and social policy, addressing aspects of the Irish family. SPEAKER PROFILES:

Topics include;

Tuesday, 11th December 2012
• Trends in family change in Ireland over the last century
• Life-course perspectives on the family including contributions on childhood, young adulthood, parenthood and grandparenthood
• Keynote speech from Prof Simon Duncan on family change from an international perspective

Wednesday 12th December 2012
• Current research projects that are using Irish archival data to explore aspects the family
• Introduction to two national archives, the Irish Qualitative Data Archive at NUI Maynooth, and the Irish Social Science Data Archive at UCD.

Who should attend:
Postgraduate students, academics, researchers, staff from statutory and voluntary bodies and all those interested in research on the family and the reuse of archived data.

You may attend on both days or one day only.
Places are limited so please register early. The closing date for registration is Friday 30th November 2012.
Please register at or call 01 7086171.

There is no fee to attend this event. This workshop is funded by Irish Research Council as part of the Family Rhythms project at the Irish Qualitative Data Archive.

Two-Day GREP Module:
The two-day event incorporates a postgraduate GREP module, taken over four days from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th December. Credits are available through NUI Maynooth for attendance at all four days of the event. For more information on how to register as a postgraduate student on this module follow this link:

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