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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 […]

RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF A DUBLIN NEIGHBOURHOOD. LOWER SHERIFF STREET, 2. Demography and Economy 1911

Introduction This is the second of a series of three blogs about doing research with Masters students on the social geography of the Lower Sheriff Street area within Dublin. The first of the blogs was on the use of maps to study urban topography. This blog is about the use of historical sources to reconstruct […]

Researching the History of a Dublin Neighbourhood. Lower Sheriff Street, 1. Topography

Introduction This is the first of a series of blogs about researching a Dublin neighbourhood, Lower Sheriff Street. This area is one in which several of the classes of the Maynooth MA in Geography are currently working. Field work and participatory research (see this blog by Louise Sarsfield Collins, one of our graduate students) are central […]

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Walking in Derry: Encounters with the Unmastered Past

” ‘Past! A stupid word… There, it’s past! What’s to read in it?’” -Goethe, Faust, Part II. 11494-11600-3 Derry-time; Derry-place                 If an event is scheduled at half-seven, Derry wans will ring the taxi at half-seven. Arriving at least 20-30 minutes “late,” they’ll stand for a bit in the hall gabbing, ach Stephen, what about ye, […]