Call for papers: annual conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland

The 2015 annual conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland will take place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November 2015 at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.

Submissions can be on any areas of business, economic, financial and social history, but submissions addressing the conference theme ‘Exploring Everyday Lives’ are particularly encouraged.

Submission deadline is 15 October 2015.

Download the call for papers here.

 

The society’s web site is www.eshsi.org

Fishamble’s “Guaranteed!” by Colin Murphy on national tour

via Gavin Kostick in comments, earlier

Fishamble’s production of ‘Guaranteed!’ by Colin Murphy is back on national tour, starting at Kilkenomics this Friday. First panel discussion includes Bill Black and Dan Ariely.

http://fishamble.com/guaranteed

Annual Conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Nov 22nd/23rd 2013

The Annual Conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland is being held in NUI Galway on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of November, convened by Niall Ó Ciosáin and Caitríona Clear.

Registration/booking information and the conference programe are available at:

http://eshsigalway2013.wordpress.com/

The Society’s main web page is here.

Call for papers: Economic and Social History Society of Ireland conference 2013

The annual Conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland 2013 will take place in NUI Galway, on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November. Cormac Ó Gráda will give the Connell Memorial Lecture. The deadline for paper proposals is 31st July.

Details of the call for papers downloadable from www.eshsi.org

Irish Quantitative History Workshop 2013

The annual Irish Quantitative History group meeting will take place in TCD, in the IIIS seminar room, 6th Floor, Arts Building, on Friday 25th January 2013, 2pm-6 pm.

  • Peter Solar (Free University Brussels), ‘Market Integration between Ireland and Britain: Timing, Causes and Consequences’

  • Frank Barry (Trinity College Dublin), ‘A Firm-Level Database on Manufacturing Industry in Protectionist-Era Ireland’

  • Richard McMahon (University of Edinburgh), ‘Homicide and Irish migration in late nineteenth-century San Francisco’

  • Aidan Kane (NUI Galway), ‘Exploring 17th century credit networks in the Irish Staple database’

  • Charles Read (University of Cambridge), ‘The Repeal Year: A Quantitative Reassessment’

  • As numbers are limited, please email iqhistory@gmail.com if you intend to go along, and/or if you wish to be added to the IQH group mailing list. The workshop page (hosted by the Centre for Economic History at QUB) is here. The convenor of IQH is Eoin McLaughlin (University of Edinburgh).

    New issue of Administration

    A new issue of the journal Administration is now available. Full details here. Some of the articles are available to non-subscribers:

    New issue/re-launch of journal Administration available

    A new issue of the journal Administration is out today.

    To mark the journal’s ‘re-launch’, this issue is available in full for free online here.

    As many readers will know, Administration is published by the Institute of Public Administration, and has been a key locus for research-led debate on economic development, and of course on wider developments in the public sector and society, since 1953.

    The current issue includes prefatory articles from the incoming editor Muiris MacCarthaigh, who `sets out his stall’, and from Tony McNamara, who has edited Administration since 1989. These will be of interest no doubt to a wide readership and to various contributor bases, (e.g., from academic, practitioner and civil society perspectives).

    As the contents indicate, the focus of this issue is on public sector reform, with an opening piece by Brendan Howlin TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. I guess that Ministers historically have been uneven in how or whether they contribute to debate at this level; perhaps this is a good cue to them, and to politicians more generally, to get their quills out.

    Contents
    Notes from the Editors:

    • “Renewing public administration research and practice” by Muiris MacCarthaigh
    • “A final word” by Tony McNamara

    Articles:


    • “Reform of the public service” by Brendan Howlin, TD
    • “Progress and pitfalls in public service reform and performance management in Ireland” by Mary Lee Rhodes & Richard Boyle
    • “Regulating everything: From mega- to meta-regulation” by Colin Scott
    • “Trust and public administration” by Geert Bouckaert
    • “The reform of public administration in Northern Ireland: a squandered opportunity?” by Colin Knox

    Reviews:

    • Third report of the Organisational Review Programme
    • The challenge of change: Putting patients before providers

    www.ipa.ie/administration