Category Student resources

#FreeIbrahim

The Law, Geography, Business, MHS, Media, and Anthropology Societies are calling YOU to take action! Ibrahim Halawa, is an Irish student, who is being illegally detained in an Eygyptian prison, after being caught up in a riot which broke out following a peaceful protest three years ago. We are asking you to stop by the […]

Exploring the Power of Parks in Maynooth

 For Geography Awareness Week this year, we’ve been invited to consider the power of parks, to explore them and appreciate them for their worth. Getting to know the places we are from and the places beyond, we are exploring and discovering; our awareness is nurtured and we explore progressively further in time and space. Journeying […]

A Pin on the Map: Identifying Healthy Places at Maynooth University

  Walking down a path lined with greens and browns of trees and leaves; sitting in a comfy seat, snug and cozy in our space; or sitting in a crowded room feeling uncomfortable, distracted, or alone. These experiences and others revolve around the feelings of places–how we come to love some places, feel an attachment […]

Feminist Activism: connecting the local and the global

As the elections approach next week, Lorna O’Hara, who is studying for her PhD in Maynooth’s Department of Geography, reflects on her involvement in reproductive rights activism in Ireland and in Germany. From a personal perspective, this blog discusses the history of feminist activism in Dublin, some of the challenges of being an activist researcher […]

Geographical science: Where technology comes down to Earth

The Irish Times asked for material about the cutting-edge, technology-based postgraduate programmes we offer. Here is what we told them: The Department of Geography at the National University of Ireland Maynooth is at the forefront of science-technology relations in the fields of Climate Change, Geographic Information Science, and Spatial Analysis.

Ten resources for studying the ‘global foodscape’

Geographers interested in the ‘foodscape’ (or, more plainly, the geography – – or geographies?! – – of food) have lots of online options when it comes to finding data and information, gleaning insights about recent changes, or keeping track of what’s going on right now. Below are ten of the best options – – I’m […]

Ten resources for studying globalization

Following on from last week’s post on the top ten sites for studying the historical geography of Ireland, here is the top ten online resources (not necessarily in any order) for studying the geography of globalization. 1. UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) have a pretty decent data bank and library located here. An […]