GSI News and Past Events
IGC2024 for Dublin!
The Geographical Society of Ireland is delighted to be the hosts designate for the International Geographical Congress 2024.
GSI Special Publication
The GSI is pleased to announce the publication of the Proceedings of the IGU Urban Commission Annual Meeting 2015 as GSI Special Publication 14. More....
The GSI Committee offers our congratulations to one of the keynote speakers at this year's CIG, Dr. Harriet Hawkins.
Harriet was honoured by the RGS-IBG with the the Gill Memorial Award, which recognises outstanding contributions by early career researchers.
More information about Harriet's work can be found here
Supporting Women in Geography
On Friday the 6th of May 2016, the first meeting of SWIG Ireland, took place at the conference of Irish Geographers 2016. SWIG stands for Supporting Women in Geography, and grew out of a women’s networking group based in Maynooth University. In contrast, SWIG Ireland will be nationwide and across numerous institutions.
At the event Dr. Lorraine Dowler, Associate Professor of Geography and Women's Studies at Penn State University, explained how SWIG works in her university. As an established group, SWIG at Penn State works towards improving conditions for female academics across the faculty, with a strong graduate membership. Lorraine kindly offered to put us in touch with the organisers of SWIG at Penn State, and was on her way to Glasgow to talk about SWIG, another potential connection.
The main focus, at present, for SWIG Ireland is to set everything up. There are three 2nd year PhD students as the leaders (for now): Rachel Mc Ardle, Aoife Delaney and Lorna O’Hara. They have also received tremendous amounts of help from Dr. Karen Till, a senior lecturer at Maynooth University.
At the event they created a mailing list, and will be in touch in due course about an event in September. If anybody is interested or wants to know more, please email:firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow on twitter: @SWIGIreland.
Lecture and Master Class
The Burns Sisters* Lecture and Master Class 2016 - “The Anthropocene and the Crisis of Civilization: Climate Change and Capitalism” by John Bellamy Foster, University of Oregon
Thursday May 5th, 2016 at 6pm
Venue: Albert Theatre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St. Stephen’s Green (entrance off York Street).
Public lecture on "A Half Century of Weather Forecasting in Ireland" by Gerald Fleming
on Tues. Sept. 5th in the National Botanic Gardens. It's free to attend and there's an optional guided tour of the gardens beforehand (small fee for this part).
GSI Member Dr. Susan Hegarty, DCU featured in this 6 part series which explored how Ireland's great building and engineering achievements came to be.
GSI Lifetime Contribution Award
The GSI was delighted to honour Denis Pringle with a Lifetime Contribution to the GSI Award on the 15th of September last in Maynooth.
Conference 2016 Malaga
The 2016 EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference will be organised in conjunction with the Real Sociedad Geographica, the Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles and the Geography Department at Malaga University in September 2016.
Geoweek Prize Giving
We were delighted to visit St. Kevins College in Finglas last week to give them the prize for best represented school in the GeoWeek competition and also third place prize to Dylan Campbell.
A sincere thanks to Billy at Terraform and Maynooth University Kilkenny Campus for sponsoring the respective prizes.
The winning entries will be on display at this years CIG along with pictures of the winners
Special 'Art and Geography' Exhibition at the 2016 CIG
The GSI is delighted to launch a special art exhibition in coordination with the 'Art and Geography' sessions to be held at the annual Conference of Irish Geographers. Irish and international artists include: Laura Donkers, Beatrice Jarvis, Silvia Loeffler, EL Putnam, and Dorothy Smith and Kathy Herbert. The exhibition includes visual works, artist's books, sound and visual installations, and videos resulting from their individual and collaborative artistic practices and will be on display in the Cregan Library. All conference delegates and visitors to St. Pat's Cregan Library are welcome to visit the exhibition during the conference breaks.
The program for this year conference has been announced and can be found here
We are very pleased to announce the keynote speakers for CIG2016. We very much look forward to welcoming Nigel Roulet (McGill) and Harriet Hawkins (Royal Holloway) to Drumcondra in May. Further details will be found on the website.
Geographies of 1916 panel:
As part of the conference, on the morning of Thursday May 5th, we will have a plenary session on the Geographies of 1916. At this, an invited panel will present on geographical aspects of the events of 1916, and their resonance today. We very much look forward to this contribution to the year of commemoration.
GSI Book of the Year Award:
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IGU E - Newsletter latest Edition
The July edition of the International Geographical Union's quarterly newsletter is available here
Spatial Justice, Housing and Financial Crisis
23rd April, 2013
The Royal Irish Academy & the GSI held a one day conference following an Academy Discourse on Spatial Justice, Housing and Financial Crisis on Tuesday 23rd April. Professor Danny Dorling gave the Academy Discourse, which was followed by presentations from a host of leading Geographers.
Obama versus Romney 2012: Domestic and international perspectives on the US Presidential race
Renehan Hall, South Campus, NUI Maynooth, Friday, October 5th 2012
Prof. Charles Pattie, Department of Geography, Sheffield University: Playing on a level field? Electoral bias and the Electoral College at the 2012 US presidential elections
Dr Adrian Kavanagh, NUI Maynooth: Red states, blue states, purple states: Why the where” matters in US presidential elections
Prof. Phil Abbott, Wayne State University: Obama, Romney and the Outsider Strategy
Harry Browne, DIT: The US Paradox: strong partisan cleavage in politics, narrow bipartisan consensus in government
Prof. Gary Murphy, DCU: How the Republicans became Democrats and vice versa
Sponsored by: Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, the Geographical Society of Ireland, National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) and Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP)