Building Ireland - Geography on TV!
This summer on RTÉ One, Dr Susan Hegarty (Geography, SPD) joins two colleagues (Tim Joyce, OPW and Orla Murphy, Architecture, UCD) as they explore some of the finest examples of Ireland’s building and engineering heritage. Supported by the Geographical Society of Ireland, the series looks at how geography has influenced, and been influenced by, major engineering and architectural feats of the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
This six part documentary series from Esras Films in association with Brian Gray was produced for RTÉ One with Sound and Vision funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Programme One looked at The Cork to Bandon Railway. Engineer Tim Joyce investigates how you bore an 800 metre tunnel through Goggins Hill and build a viaduct across Laune valley at the dawn of Ireland’s railway age. Architect Orla Murphy explores the relationship of gunpowder with tunnel construction and Geographer Susan Hegarty discovers the markets and industries fuelling the railways.
Future programmes will look at the banking halls of Dublin, the quay and port of Waterford, Limerick's St John's Cathedral, the Boyne viaduct at Drogheda and the town of Westport and its linen trade.
Next episode on Tuesday 15 July 7pm RTE One - Catch up on the RTE Player here
Call for Papers
Call for Papers - GIS Research UK 2015
Date: 15-17 April 2015
Location: University of Leeds
The GISRUK conference series is the UK’s national GIS research conference, established in 1993. GISRUK conferences attract delegates from all parts of the UK, together with the European Union and North America and from disciplines including Geography, Computer Science, Planning, Archaeology, Geology, Geomatics and Engineering.
Extended abstracts (up to 1500 words) are now invited. All abstracts will be peer reviewed; accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and some will have the opportunity to be written up as full papers and submitted to a special issue of Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy.
More information - including how to submit an abstract
Deadline: 7 November 2014
Upcoming in 2014/2015
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Conference of Irish Geographers 2015
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