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 and Frank McDonald, the former Irish Times environment correspondent, will come to give a talk in November.

Here is the full schedule (also, in case you’d rather print it off, as a pdf: 2015 Geography Seminar Series):

September 12-27: Dr. Silvia Loeffler, Maynooth Geography IRC Postdoc. Exhibition: ‘Glas Journal 2015: A deep mapping of Dún Laoghaire Harbour’, Maritime Museum, Dún Laoghaire.

September 24: Professor Chris Brunsdon, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth. “Geocomputation: A series of consummations devoutly to be wished“. (Joint seminar with NCG.)

October 5 (6.30pm): Dr. Mary Gilmartin, Dept of Geography, Maynooth. Book Launch: Ireland and Migration in the Twenty-First Century (Manchester Univ. Press). The Chocolate Factory, Dublin.

October 8: Professor Laura Rodriguez, Department of Architecture and Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Universidad Austral de Chile. ‘Urban Design and Sense of Place: Concepción’s insubordinate identity’.

October 15: Dr. William Jenkins, History and Geography, York University, Canada. ‘Stigmas of Place and People: Reassessing the experiences of Irish migrants in New World cities during the famine era’.

October 21 (6-8pm): Dr. Gabrielle Coleman, Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, McGill University. ‘Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The many faces of Anonymous’. Anthropology Seminar Room, Rowan House. (Joint seminar with Anthropology; followed by wine reception.)

November 6&7:The Geographical Turn: Artists and Geographers explore space, place & environment’, with Ambra Bergamasco, Prof. Gerry Kearns, Dr. Silvia Loeffler, Dr. Cian O’Callaghan, Fearghus O’Conchuir, Dr. Zoe O’Reilly, Dr. Karen Till (Maynooth), and artists Michelle Browne, Anthony Haughey, Larry Kirwan, Louise Lowe (ANU), and Rionach ni Neill. Details tba.

November 12: Frank McDonald, Retired Irish Times Environment Correspondent. ‘Paris Climate Summit: Will the world make a deal to save the planet?’

November 19: Dr. Lidia Manzo, Dept of Geography, Maynooth. ‘Community Institutions and Class Inequality in Super Gentrification: A field and historical study of Park Slope, Brooklyn’.

November 26: Assoc. Professor Elaine Ho, Department of Geography, National University Singapore. ‘Incongruent Migration Categorisations and Competing Citizenship Claims: ‘Return’ and hypermigration in transnational migration circuits’. (Joint seminar with NIRSA, Anthropology, and Globalisation & Migration Cluster.)

December 3: Dr. Shelagh Waddington, Dept of Geography, Maynooth. ‘Will they go or will they stay? A study of the factors which affect student life in Maynooth University’.

December 10: Dr. Ronan Foley, Dept of Geography, Maynooth. “‘I’m not a loller’: Emotional and embodied geographies of swimming’.

December 17: Dr. Alistair Fraser, Dept of Geography, Maynooth. ‘Sugar Wars’.

Note: All lectures are from 4-5.30pm in the Rocque Lab, Rhetoric House unless otherwise indicated.

All are welcome.


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