Welcome to the 52nd Conference of Irish Geographers

Welcome from the Chair and on behalf of the organising committee of the 2020 Conference of Irish Geographers/CIG.


On behalf of all in Geography at Trinity College Dublin, we wish to extend a very warm welcome to you all to the 52nd Conference of Irish Geographers. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Dublin in May.


The theme of CIG2020 is Geographies of Responsibility: Rethinking Boundaries and Borders in a Turbulent World. We are currently living through a period of turbulence, where we must reflect on and confront a world of growing upheaval. On the one hand, divisions and fragmentation are evident through new political and ideological borders. On the other hand, the scale of societal challenges including climate change can only be met by approaches that move beyond such divisions and think of the world as relational and interconnected. Geography, as a synthesis discipline as well as a tool for thinking through and with responsibility to and for other places, is uniquely positioned to respond to these challenges.

Cian O'Callaghan

Conference Chair

Email: info@conferenceofirishgeographers.ie


Conference Location:

Museum Building

Trinity College Dublin


Registration and themed session submission for CIG 2020 are now open!



Themed sessions proposal deadline:

28 February 2020


Abstract submission deadline:

30 March 2020




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