Category Maynooth geography

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Landscape of Angers and the River Loire

Maynooth Health Geographers on the Global Stage, Angers July 2017

From the 5th to the 9th of July 2017 the XVIIIth version of the International Symposium in Medical/Health Geography was held at the University of Angers in France, along the banks of the River Loire (Figure 1). This bi-annual conference brings together around 200 of the world’s leading medical/health geographers and in keeping with the […]

Citations, references, exhaustion

I don’t exactly dream of a day when all academic outlets agree on one referencing format, but I certainly wish we might get there. I know there are academics who use referencing software – you well-organized (smug?) types – who probably find immense (geeky?) pleasure in quickly putting together a bibliography or tweaking citations. But […]

Reflections on writing an undergraduate thesis by Charlie Thiesen

This is the third and final guest post by students who have recently completed First Class undergraduate theses. Throughout the three years of my geography degree, and of all the classes taken, writing my thesis in final year was by far the most enjoyable and rewarding experience. I learned so many lessons, not only about […]