We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the first Critical Welfare State Studies Conference. Attendance at the conference is free and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Delegates are encouraged to register for and attend the full conference. However, it is also possible to register for the plenary session only.

If you wish to attend either the full day or the plenary session only, please follow the relevant Eventbrite link below and enter your details as prompted.

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Location Information

Cork’s rich political, cultural and social history makes it an excellent place for social scientists and other scholars of welfare. Cork is easily reached by air from most European hubs and for those who do not fly, there are regular ferry connections. For more information on Cork, see the Cork Places to Visit website.

The conference will be held in the historic grounds of University College Cork. Set on 42 acres of wooded ground, only a 10 minute walk from Cork City Centre, the university was established in 1845 after a long campaign for a higher education institution in Munster.

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Registration opens on the 12/08/2019 and closes on the 13/09/2019. Early registration is encouraged as spaces are limited.

Please note that those presenting at the conference also need to register.


For further information and general queries please click on the ‘contact’ tab on this website or contact the organising committee at the following email address: