News & Events
‘Baby, it’s cold outside’: the Humanities and the Post- Credit Crunch Economy. 2nd of December, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, in IADT
‘Baby, it’s cold outside’: the Humanities and the Post- Credit Crunch Economy.
As part of its on-going commitment to the project of ‘Enabling Dissent: the Creation of a Civil Society’, The Centre for Public Culture Studies, IADT, is hosting a special event on the 2nd of December 2009. We invite you to presentations from our guest panel, followed by discussion and input from the audience:
- Professor Stefano Harney, Chair of Strategy, Culture and Society, at the Queen Mary school of Business, University of London,
- Dr. Stephen Shapiro, Associate Professor in American studies, Department of English, Warwick University,
- Professor Michael Cronin, Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and the Social Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland.
Following the Credit crunch crisis, Stefano Harney called on academics to ‘develop a duty of care to those most vulnerable in the economy – workers’. This event proposes to ask Humanities academics to reflect on what role they have had in this crisis, and what role they can have in the kinds of societies which are emerging in its wake?
We invite all workers in the field of Humanities to participate in the discussion, to bring along or email questions, and/or brief discourses on the topic. We also propose to expand the discussions on the political economy of the Humanities in a special edition of the Journal, Social Text.
Date: Wednesday, the 2nd of December, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, in A019, Atrium, at IADT.
Chair in Strategy, Culture, and Society, Queen Mary, London
Stefano Harney joined Queen Mary in September 2006. He teaches the Strategy course in the undergraduate programme, and is Director of Global Learning for the School. He holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University, an MA in American Studies from New York University, and a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard University. He has previously taught at the University of Leicester in the Management Centre, at City University of New York in Sociology, and at Pace University in Anthropology and Sociology. Stefano has held a number of visiting positions including in Sociology at Gadja Mada University in Indonesia, in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and in the Centre for Labour Studies at State University of New York. Dr. Stephen Shapiro
Stephen Shapiro is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Theory at Warwick University. Series co-editor of How to Read Theory (Pluto), he has published The Culture and Commerce of the Early American Novel: Reading the Atlantic World-System (Penn State); How to Read Marx's Capital (Pluto), and co-edited critical editions of Charles Brockden Brown (Hackett), including Edgar Huntly; or Memoirs of a Sleep-walker (1797), a tale of Irish diasporic and homoerotic radicalism.Professor Michael Cronin teaches in the Faculty of Humanities and the Social Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland. He is author of Translating Ireland: Translation, Languages, Identities (Cork University Press, 1996); Across the Lines: Travel, Language and Translation (Cork University Press, 2000), Translation and Globalization (Routledge, 2003); Time Tracks: Scenes from the Irish Everyday (New Island 2003); Irish in the New Century/An Ghaeilge san Aois Nua (Cois Life, 2005), Translation and Identity (Routledge, 2006) The Barrytown Trilogy (Cork University Press, 2007) and Translation Goes to the Movies (Routledge, 2009). He is co-editor of Tourism in Ireland: A Critical Analysis (Cork University Press, 1993), Nouvelles d’Irlande (Québec, L’Instant Même, 1997), Unity in Diversity: Current Trends in Translation Studies (St. Jerome 1998) Reinventing Ireland: Culture, Society and the Global Economy (Pluto Press, 2002), The Languages of Ireland (Four Courts Press, 2003) Irish Tourism: Image, Culture, Identity (Channel View, 2003) and Transforming Ireland (Manchester University Press, 2009). He is co-editor of The Irish Review and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.Location of Event:
The Institute of Art, Design & Technology campus is located two miles from the large coastal town of Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin near Deansgrange and Bakers Corner. Dún Laoghaire is 11km South of Dublin city centre and is easily accessed by rail using the DART http://www.dart.ie/ and by road using Dublin Bus http://www.dublinbus.ie/. From the city centre the campus is accessible via the 46A and 746 buses which stop at Bakers corner situated across the road from the campus. All South bound Dart services from the North side of Dublin and the city centre stations of Connolly, Tara St. and Pearse St. stations stop at Dún Laoghaire rail station. From outside the station the 46a, 746 and 17 Bus services pass by the IADT campus.