The Department of Geography has run a seminar series for many years now. We pride ourselves on always trying to invite a diverse range of people, including scholars, researchers, artists, journalists, and writers. This academic year our focus has been on researchers. We invited geographers working at the interface of remote sensing and GIS; geoscientists […]

Ballet Ireland’s creative re-working of Gautier’s nineteenth Century Classic is currently touring Ireland http://projectartscentre.ie/event/giselle/ having had its premiere in Project Arts Centre this week. Here I had the pleasure of watching bodies flesh out before me, a story that was all- too familiar. My first engagement with Giselle began twenty- two years prior, when my […]

  13 April 2017. Maynooth University Alistair Fraser has been working with various groups (Afri, Food Sovereignty Ireland, etc.) to develop this exciting event. All welcome but please confirm attendance at foodsovmaynooth@gmail.com Creating Alternative Food Futures: Food Sovereignty in Ireland and Beyond 10am to 3.30pm April 13, 2017 —– April 17 is International Day of Peasant […]

The conference of the American Association of Geographers is the largest gathering of academic geographers in the English-speaking world and this year in Boston USA (5-9 April) it: [W]ill feature over 6,900 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. (AAG, About the Meeting) This time there are ten of us going […]

The QS World University Rankings for individual subjects were released today. As reported in the Irish Examiner, University College Dublin did particularly well at bringing subjects into the top 100 (now has 13) and Trinity College Dublin did particularly poorly (now has 2).   The overall ranking of universities is based on six indicators, four […]

I’ve been thinking a bit about what I have loosely referred to as ‘climate terrorism’ – which chimes with what Paul Krugman has said recently: ‘Terrorism,’ he says, ‘can’t and won’t destroy our civilization, but global warming could and might.’ Yeah. And then there’s the term ‘climate delinquent,’ which Irish politician Eamon Ryan has been […]

What is the impact of Trump’s election on Irish politics? Could we see an Irish Trump or new right-wing party elected into the Dáil or even lead a new government? This potential nightmare scenario is possible given the economic crisis and distrust in political parties and government in Ireland. However, this means that there is also an […]