Author Archives: nuimgeography

Maynooth Geographers @CIG 2019

15-18 May 2019, NUI Galway Wednesday May 15th 2019 13:45 – 15:15 Gerald Mills, Rowan Fealy, Katherine Burton; Tine Ningal, Exploring the climate of cities using remotely sensed data: A Dublin case study – Venue: Bailey Allen Hall Louise Sarsfield Collins, Troubling Narratives of Here and There: a critique of the annual ILGA Sexual Orientation […]

Tips for finishing a PhD

As I (Rachel Mc Ardle) have recently finished my PhD, I thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect on some tips which helped me survive the last few months and weeks of my PhD:   Mental health/ well-being tips: There is light at the end of the tunnel, even when it often feels […]

A decade of this blog

Happy 10th birthday Eye on the World. Ten years ago, with some encouragement from colleagues and a bit of help from others, I put the finishing touches together and launched this blog (with an anonymous post, which is how we rolled back then). There was no strategic plan (or much strategy). It was a shot in the […]

History of Geomatics in Geography at Maynooth University

1980s: First GIS research/teaching in Ireland by Dennis Pringle. 1991: Introduction of Year 3 undergraduate option ‘Environmental Remote Sensing’ taught by Paul Gibson. This is the first and longest running such course in Ireland. Has run every year between 1991 and 2017-8. 1997: Introduction of first national Higher Diploma/Masters Postgraduate Course in GIS & Applied […]

Launch of SCSI-RICS Accreditation for Geography Department’s MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing.

On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018, there was an official Accreditation Event held in the Department of Geography. The event was to celebrate the accreditation of the Department’s long-running MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing under the Geomatics Surveying Professional Group of the Society for Chartered Surveyors Ireland and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The course […]

Maynooth Geographers @ the RGS/IBG. Cardifff

Wednesday 29 August 2018 Session 1 (09:00 – 10:40) Rachel McArdle, Apollo House, and #mynameis, Activist responses to ‘fast’ policy in Ireland, Main Building – Wallace Lecture Theatre Rob Kitchin, Data-driven urbanism, citizenship and justice, Main Building – Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre Session 2 (11:10 – 12:50) Georgina Perryman, Walking The Path to Change? Political […]

‘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 […]