Author Archives: nuimgeography

‘In Johannesburg, on my own, without any luggage, wondering what the heck I have done’: Some Reflections on Doing Fieldwork

‘In Johannesburg, on my own, without any luggage, wondering what the heck I have done’ Thus begins the first entry in my journal after arriving in South Africa, to conduct research for my PhD, which explores the legal geographies of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer people in southern Africa.  My luggage turned up a […]

The Celtic Voyager, a reseearch vessel, at dock

Celtic Voyager, 5 days in the life…

A day in the life on the Celtic Voyager is not something you can describe. Changing weather requires highly adaptable plans. This is something that has been considered carefully by Dr. Kieran Craven of Maynooth University, chief scientist of the MARA 2 Project, currently underway on the Malin Shelf. The MARA 2 project uses existing […]

Maynooth Geography @ EGU 2018

In addition to the absence of folk at the American Association of Geographers this week, other Maynooth Geographers are in Vienna for the European Geosciences Union meeting. Here are the papers and posters that we are involved in. Good luck to you all Conor Murphy Session NH1.8/AS4.26 Media Extreme heat events: processes, impacts and adaptation […]

MU Geography @ the AAG 2018

With apologies if I have missed anyone – and please let me know so that I can correct this post – here is the list of papers by Maynooth Geographers at this year’s Annual Conference of the American Association of Geographers. In New Orleans this time, so enjoy the conference everyone and good luck in […]

Maynooth University’s Festival of Food Sovereignty, April 14 2018 

  Festival of what? Food sovereignty. Oh right, what’s that then? Well, food sovereignty is a contested concept. I think it’s about trying to build democratic control over the global food system. Others say it’s about ensuring local people have access to land or food; or that food sovereignty is about ensuring food isn’t used […]

QS Rankings 2018: A briefer commentary this time

The QS World University Rankings were published earlier this week. Maynooth has two subjects in the top 200 worldwide: English and Geography (both in the range 151-200). I have explained in an earlier blog how difficult it is for subjects at smaller and newer universities to receive recognition in this listings so this is a […]

Emotional Mapping at the Iveragh Learning Landscapes Workshop, October 2017

Introduction In the spring of 2017, I  was fortunate enough to be invited to attend and give a workshop, at the Second Iveragh Learning Landscapes Workshop, organised and run by Lucy Hunt from the Sea Synergy Centre in Waterville, County Kerry. The event took place from October 6th to 8th and involved a wide range […]