9 - Nov/2017
Welcome to the November edition of the ARK newsletter. As the negotiations and debate about Brexit intensify, in this newsletter we highlight our resources relating to this important topic. And as usual, you can find out about past and future events and publications.
Update on ARK team
The ARK team would like to recognise the tremendous input that Lizanne Dowds contributed to the establishment of ARK back in 2000 and to its strategic development to date. Working primarily as a consultant to ARK, Lizanne worked with the team on strategic planning, proposal development and on the Northern Ireland Life and Times survey.
Lizanne has now decided it is time for a change. We know that many of you who worked with her on ARK projects will join with us in wishing her well in the future.
Focus on Brexit
Since the referendum in June 2016, Brexit has been a major topic in the media and in our homes. It is likely that the UK will leave the EU at 11pm on Friday 29 March, 2019. ARK's resources on Brexit
Questions on Brexit have been included in our current surveys, and results will be available in summer 2018.
Textile Language of Conflicts International Colloquium
and Conflict Textiles
recently facilitated a five-day programme at Ulster University which incorporated:
- Textile Language of Conflicts exhibition at Magee Campus
- ESRC Festival of Social Science Interactive workshop for students in the exhibition space
- A two-day International Colloquium
17 delegates participated in the Colloquium from Colombia, Spain, France, Chile, Japan, Germany, USA, Venezuela, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England. The Colloquium included a fieldtrip to the Ulster Museum. A total of 140 people engaged in the exhibition and interactive workshop for students.
Find out more
ARK produces a range of publications, including Research Updates and fact sheets, most of which are available on our website. The most recent publications are:
The ARK team also publishes articles in academic journals. For example, Grace Kelly, Paula Devine and Martina McKnight published a paper in the October 2017 edition of the International Journal of Care and Caring
. This paper 'Lost in translation? The challenges of measuring informal care among children and young people', was based on issues raised within the Kids' Life and Times Survey
For a full list of ARK publications, as well as links, visit our Publications page
ARK seminars online
ARK holds many workshops, seminars and launches. Where possible, we video the main presentations and make these available online
, along with presentation slides and relevant publications. These are viewed extensively by people who cannot attend the events, and also for teaching purposes.
The videos and slides from our two most recent events are now online:
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ARK is a joint initiative between Queen's University and Ulster University, and began in 2000. Our mission is to make social science knowledge on Northern Ireland easily accessible to the widest possible audience. Most of our dissemination is via our website at www.ark.ac.uk
, which is divided into four main areas:
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