School of Education host the 3rd international seminar : 'Valuing the Past - Sustaining the Future' 

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Pictured against the stunning backdrop of Skellig Michael at Cill Rialaig famine village, Professor Dympna Devine and Aoife Crummy welcomed their international research colleagues to Southwest Kerry this September. Over two days the 3rd international annual seminar was hosted in the historic Royal Valentia hotel, Valentia Island. The setting couldn’t have been more fitting to showcase the Irish context of the research collaboration entitled: ‘Valuing the Past, Sustaining the Future: education, knowledge and identity across three generations in coastal communities; a comparative approach.’ The project is being funded by the Research Council of Norway and led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Dympna and Aoife are focusing on the particular role of both formal education and migration patterns, within intergenerational change in Irish coastal communities. It was an honour to welcome the rest of the research team hailing from 4 other participating countries; Norway, Cyprus, the Faroe Islands and Australia. After two days of successful seminars and entertainment through traditional storytelling and Irish music, the group continued to the 2nd annual conference of ‘Society and the Sea’ in the University of Greenwich, London. Here the group presented 9 papers across two conference sessions. The research team are excited about the possibilities which have emerged through connections made in London and plans for future publications. More information about this extensive project can be found here https://www.ntnu.edu/oceans/havlandet-norge, and a link to the annual Society and the Sea conference can be accessed here http://www.gre.ac.uk/society-and-the-sea