Monthly Archives: November 2014

Drains of Paris … and tales from underground

Paris – a city of civilisation, food and wine,  the Folies Bergère, Arc de Triomphe, Musée du Louvre and Mona Lisa, the Avenue des Champs–Élysées, not to mention the bridges of Paris down by the Seine – a wealth of cultural experiences in an urban landscape. A lot of interesting urban geography is subterranean however. […]

HIV/AIDS and Sexuality: International and Local Perspectives

Monday 1 December 2014, World AIDS day Rocque Lab, Rhetoric Building, South Campus, Maynooth University, 1-4 pm Organised by Professor Gerry Kearns (Geography), Dr Paul Ryan (Sociology) and Dr Thomas Strong (Anthropology) Sponsored by Department of Geography, Global and Community Health Research Cluster, Space & Place Research Collaborative, Maynooth Students Union Welfare and Equality Office, […]

The Artist and the Citizen

Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance celebrated its twentieth anniversary with three days of dance music and discussion, Academy20 Convocation. The event finished with a panel discussion on the Artist as Citizen, chaired by Vincent Wood and comprising director and author, Helena Enright, dancer and a PhD student in our own Department, […]

My year studying abroad in Sweden

Note: This is a guest post written by Joe Penny, a third year Geography student who has just returned from a year studying abroad in Sweden. I stayed in Lund University in Sweden for a year under the Erasmus programme. Since returning I’m frequently asked: ‘What was it like? You must know. Where to go, […]

A Parable of the Passenger Pigeon

Recently (4th Oct) in referring to a WWF report on the dramatic collapse in the numbers of our fellow creatures on earth, an Irish Times editorial talked about biodiversity loss and our consumerist culture: ‘the human family appears intent on spending down its natural resources to the last fish and the last tree’. Plus ça […]