History of Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI)
The Sociological Association of Ireland debuted in 1973, originally known as Cumann Socheolaiochta na hEireann in Irish. In 2008, the SAI was established as an Irish CLG with no share capital.
The mission of Sociological Association of Ireland
- The SAI seeks to advocate the interests of sociology in Ireland by submitting proposals on behalf of its members to national-level academic organizations.
- By upholding high standards of scholarship and accountability in research, SAI seeks to advance sociology in Ireland.
- In addition to acting like a professional organization with an interdisciplinary approach, SAI encourages publishing, discussion, and debate on topics of relevance to the field of sociology.
Activities of SAI
- The SAI is a resource for media workers seeking sociological knowledge and maintains a media bank.
- The Association works to promote social researchers’ work and raise its recognition.
- For sociologists who wish to remain informed on sociological happenings in Ireland, the Association’s webpage is an effective instrument.
There are two types of SAI membership: full membership, which is reserved for full-time income earners, and reduced rate membership, which is reserved for students and part-timers.
Sociological Association of Ireland Journal
Every year, the Association collaborates with Manchester University Press to print a two-issue edition of the Irish Journal of Sociology, which is distributed online by EBSCO.
The inaugural edition of Irish Society, a podcast produced by the SAI and titled “The Gift of Sociology,” features a discussion by NUIG sociologist Anne Byrne.
Sociological Association of Ireland Conference
Annual Conference of SAI
An annual conference is organized by SAI and rotates in different Ireland provinces every year. The yearly conferences bring sociologists in Ireland up to date on their publications, social concerns, and research endeavors.
Annual Postgraduate Conference of SAI
Student researchers present their work at the SAI’s annual postgraduate conference and get an evaluation from peers.
This forum enables postgraduate sociologists to participate in critical debates, strengthen their research and present abilities, and advance sociological studies in Ireland.
National and International outreach of SAI
SAI submits proposals to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and other academic organizations at the national level. The Sociological Association of Ireland has gained European Sociological Association and International Sociological Association membership.