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Themed sessions

Themed session submissions are closed for CIG 2021. 

A full list of proposed sessions, in alphabetical order, is below. Delegates can opt to submit an abstract for a specific themed session or submit a general abstract which we will do our best to accommodate with appropriate timetabling. The abstract submission form is available here.


Please contact the session organisers directly if you would like to submit an abstract to a themed session. Once the session organiser has confirmed your participation, you will need to submit your abstract for inclusion in the conference programme using the abstract submission form.

Please note, you will need to be registered for the conference in order to complete the abstract submission form.

Anthropogenic impact on Wetlands

Trinity Wetland Group, Trinity College Dublin.

Art and Geography 1: An Irish Anthropocene

Karen Till, Maynooth University; Nessa Cronin, NUI Galway; Gerry Kearns, Maynooth University.

Art and Geography 2 & 3: Community Mappings: Making Histories and Landscapes Visible

Karen Till & Rachel McArdle, Maynooth University; Nessa Cronin, NUI Galway; Gerry Kearns, Maynooth University.

Author Meets Critics: Zoë O'Reilly's 'The In-Between Spaces of Asylum and Migration: A Participatory Visual Approach' (2020)

Mary Gilmartin & Karen Till, Maynooth University.

Charting our Environmental History

Rhonda McGovern, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities.

Communicating the palaeoenvironmental archive for utilisation in heritage, future land management and climate planning

Helen Shaw, Carla Ferreira & Ro Charlton, Maynooth University, ICARUS/Department of Geography.

Contextualising borders and boundaries – historical geography perspectives

Jonathan Cherry, Dublin City University; Arlene Crampsie, University College Dublin; Ruth McManus, Dublin City University.

Critical geographies of confinement in the Irish State: From Magdalene Laundries to Direct Provision... and back again

Deirdre Conlon, University of Leeds, Sasha Brown & Joseph S. Robinson, Maynooth University.

Critical Physical Geography - Panel Discussion (Joint Irish Geomorphology Group & CIG)

Rory Rowan & Mary Bourke, Trinity College Dublin.

Dialogues on planning policy and practice in a changing Ireland

Carla Maria Kayanan, Liam Heaphy, Karen Keaveney & Niamh Moore-Cherry, University College Dublin.

Feminist Methodological Practices in Geography

Debangana Bose, Malene H. Jacobsen & Rachel Mc Ardle, Maynooth University.

From Climate Change Adaptation Planning to Implementation: Addressing the Knowledge Gaps

Barry O'Dwyer & Stephen Flood, MaREI, ERI, University College Cork.

Geographical Society of Ireland Postgraduate & Early Career Network Poster Competition

Geographical Society of Ireland Postgraduate and Early Career Network.

Geographies of Recent Elections (2019/2020)

Adrian Kavanagh, Maynooth University.

Geography and the Commercial Determinants of Health

Niamh Shortt, University of Edinburgh & Frank Houghton, HEALR Research Group, Limerick Institute of Technology.

Geomorphology research in Ireland (Irish Geomorphology Group)

Eugene Farrell, NUI Galway & Mary Bourke, Trinity College Dublin.

GIS and Photogrammetry: Application in Geography and Environmental Science (Irish Geomorphology Group)

Ankit Verma, Trinity College Dublin & Insight Centre for Data Analytics at Dublin City University; Mary Bourke, Trinity College Dublin.

Harnessing the power of public engagement: tools and strategies for transitioning to community-led management

Emily Rick & Kate Flood, NUI Galway.

Historical Geographies of Responsibility: Precedent, Practice, and Possibility

Adrian Mulligan, Bucknell University. 

How Soon is Now? Opportunities and Challenges for a Post-pandemic Housing Transformation

Dáithí Downey, Dublin City Council & Mel Nowicki, Oxford Brookes University.

IGC 2024 - Celebrating a World of Difference

Niamh Moore-Cherry, University College Dublin; Frances Fahy, NUI Galway; Gerald Mills, University College Dublin.

Lightning Talks - Snapshots in geographical research

Geographical Society of Ireland Postgraduate and Early Career Network.

Neglected coastlines (Irish Geomorphology Group)

Mary Bourke, Trinity College Dublin & Niamh Cullen, School of History and Geography, Dublin City University

New Geographies of Responsibility? Critical Perspectives on Coastal and Marine Governance

Cormac Walsh, Independent Researcher & Consultant; Daniel Tubridy, University College Dublin & Liam Carr, NUI Galway.

Protecting and enhancing the discipline of Geography in Ireland: Inaugural session

Eugene Farrell, NUI Galway; Anna Davies, Trinity College Dublin; Kathy Reilly, NUI Galway.

Pushing boundaries: turbulence, activism, and change in post-crash Ireland

Maedhbh Nic Lochlainn, Tommy Gavin & Cian O'Callaghan, Trinity College Dublin.

Reframing Temporality in the Urban

Debangana Bose & Rachel Mc Ardle, Maynooth University.

Responsibility: Places of Memory, Legacies and Centennial Commemorations – in an Age of Insecurities and Globalization

Gerry O’Reilly, Dublin City University; Ruth McManus, Dublin City University; Jonathan Cherry, Dublin City University.

Responsible Smart Cities

Federico Cugurullo, Trinity College Dublin; Paolo Cardullo, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Rob Kitchin, Maynooth University. 

Rethinking the land-sea boundary: Geographical contributions to living with and understanding coastal risk in the spectrum of research, climate, people and policy (Irish Geomorphology Group)

Iris Möller, Trinity College Dublin; Eugene Farrell, NUI Galway; Mary Bourke, Trinity College Dublin. 

Rivers: Form, Process and Management (Irish Geomorphology Group)

Jacky Croke & Jonathan Turner, University College Dublin.

Rural Futures: Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities in support of just transitions and territorial cohesion

David Meredith, Teagasc & Jim Walsh, Maynooth University.

Social Theory and Health Geographies

Gerry Kearns, Maynooth University.

Some of us are looking at the stars: Author meets critics roundtable on Jen Jack Gieseking's A Queer New York

Gerry Kearns, Maynooth University & Kath Browne, University College Dublin.

Spatial Ireland: Future of Irish Cities

Paul Kilgarriff, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research.

Sustainable City Futures: COVID & Beyond

Monika Rut, Louise Michelle Fitzgerald, Jane Feeney, Trinity College Dublin.

Toward more resilient tourism futures

Bernadette Quinn & Ana Maria Vieira Fernandes, TU Dublin.

Undoing the entrepreneurial city; rethinking urban space, property, and vacancy

Kathleen Stokes & Cian O'Callaghan, Trinity College Dublin. 

Workshop on Early Career Precariousness in Irish Geography

Geographical Society of Ireland Postgraduate and Early Career Network.

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