Category Human geography

Active Witnessing: Learning from the Asylum Archive

This essay by Karen E. Till is the second in a series of posts written by allies of MASI, the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland. MASI will be hosting their first national conference, ‘Towards a More Human Asylum Process‘ in Liberty Hall 5 October 2019. This essay is reprinted, with permission of author, from: […]

On Asylum Archive

This post by Anne Mulhall is the first in a series written by allies of MASI, the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, who will be hosting their first national conference, ‘Towards a More Human Asylum Process; (https://www.facebook.com/events/2207316606062087/) in Liberty Hall 5 October 2019. This essay is reprinted, with permission of author, from: Vukasin Nedelkovij, […]

Thinking geographically about Joyce’s ‘An Encounter’

Published in 1914, ‘An Encounter’ is a short story in Joyce’s Dubliners. An unnamed narrator remembers a day from his past when he and two young school friends long for freedom and escape; they “hunger for wild sensations,” driven by tales of the Wild West, cowboys and Indians. They make a plan to mitch from […]

Great Irish Times Op-Ed by new Maynooth geographer

An important article written by Dr. Patrick Bresnihan, newly appointed to the department, and Patrick Brodie, PhD candidate in Concordia University, Montreal, was published in last week’s Irish Times. The article describes how the environmental & infrastructural footprint of Ireland’s data centres is enabled by state planning and the investment and tax system. Tech companies […]

New post on understanding Cherrywood

Michael Murphy, a PhD candidate here in the Dept of Geography, has published an excellent blog post on our BFF blog, Ireland After Nama. The post discusses some of the developments emerging in Cherrywood, in the south of Dublin. Cherrywood is one of the largest urban development projects in Ireland; an ambitious project raising numerous questions […]

‘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 […]

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 […]