Monthly Archives: September 2015

How to deal with the ‘track changes hellstorm’

Anyone who has shared their written work recently will probably have received back a document with comments and edits inserted using the ‘track changes’ function embedded in word processors. This can be hell on earth. A hellstorm. The first time I saw it was in 2005 when I returned from doing fieldwork in South Africa. […]

Questioning Racism: Bodies and Landscape

In this blog post, PhD student, Ambra Gatto Bergamasco, who is completing a PhD in NIRSA, describes her new project that uses dance as a vehicle for exploring issues about bodies, places and racism. She recently won an Artist in the Community Research and Development award from Create (the National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts). The award […]

Geography and Elections – Studying voter turnout levels at the 2015 Marriage Equality Referendum

Adrian Kavanagh, 15th September 2015 Some of you may be aware that I am mainly an electoral geographer. What makes me different from political scientists? Well my main focus in studying electoral trends and behaviour is on studying how trends and behaviours differ between areas, or places, and as a result my main unit of […]

Our Seminar Series, 2015-16

We always run an exciting seminar series. It’s often an excellent opportunity to learn from others, meet others, and generally feel a part of a living, breathing, vibrant academic community. This year our series looks great. We have speakers from Canada, Chile, and Singapore, as well as a bunch of scholars from our own department […]