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List of themed sessions

There are over 40 proposed themed sessions for the 2018 Conference of Irish Geographers. A full list of proposed sessions, in alphabetical order, is below, or you can click on the tabs to the right to see sessions associated with particular themes. Please contact the session organisers directly if you would like to submit an abstract to a themed session.

50 Questions for Irish Geography research to help secure the Earth as our Home – workshop discussion

Helen Shaw, Ro Charlton, Maynooth University; Philip Lawton, Trinity College Dublin; Irene Morris Cadogan, Geographical Society of Ireland

Anne Buttimer and the Practice of Geography

Philip Lawton, Trinity College, Dublin; Mary Gilmartin, Maynooth University

Art and Geography: The Earth as our Home

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

Between Nature and Culture, Land and Sea: Spatial Practices at the Coast

Cormac Walsh, University of Hamburg; Ruth Brennan, Trinity College Dublin

Book Prize

Gerry Kearns, Maynooth University

Climate Change Impacts on the Coast (Irish Geomorphology Group: Coasts)

Eugene Farrell, Siddhi Joshi, and Alex Smith, NUI Galway


Climate modeling & analysis: minimizing our impact on Earth as our home

Ciaran Broderick, ICARUS, Maynooth University; Priscilla Mooney, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway

Compensatory Homemaking in Times of Crisis and “Crisis-Ordinary”

Katherine Brickell and Ella Harris, Royal Holloway, University of London; Mel Nowicki, Oxford Brookes University

Confronting the commodification of housing

Sinéad Kelly and Lidia Manzo, Maynooth University

Contemporary Trends in Irish Social Enterprise Sector

Shane O'Sullivan, Limerick Institute of Technology

CPD workshop: what would a geography podcast series look like?

Eoin O'Mahony, UCD

Creating Spaces for Cooperation: Crossing Borders and Boundaries before and after Brexit

Cormac Walsh, University of Hamburg and ICLRD; Gavan Rafferty, Ulster University and ICLRD

Dance and Geography: Art and Geography 1

Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Project Arts Centre and Maynooth University

Earth Observation: Applications in environmental mapping and monitoring (Irish Geomorphology Group: EO)

Daithí Maguire, NUI Galway; Conor Cahalane, DIT; Gema Casal, Maynooth University

Ecosystem and biodiversity change and conservation

Helen Shaw, Maynooth University

Embodied Geographies of the Nation: Art, Geography and Irish Studies (part of the Art and Geography series)

Space&Place Research Collaborative, Maynooth University; Ómós Áite Space/Place Research Group, NUI Galway

Energy and everyday life: Exploring the lived experience of energy systems change

Mary Greene, NUI Galway; Anne Schiffer, Leeds Beckett University

Evolving Geographies, Evolving Methodologies

Dean Phelan and Aoife Kavanagh, Maynooth University

FOSS4G in research and teaching

Eoin O'Mahony, UCD; Sasha Brown, Maynooth University

Geographies of Elections: Culture, Place and Politics

Adrian Kavanagh, Maynooth University

Geographies of (non-) reproduction

Kath Browne, Maynooth University; Sydney Calkin, Durham University

Geography and the Irish Statistical System

Paul Alexander, Central Statistics Office

Geography, Gender and Science

Nuala Johnson, Queens University Belfast​

Historical Climatology: Data Rescue, Documentary Evidence, Management, Quality Assurance and Reconstruction

Simon Noone and Conor Murphy, ICARUS, Maynooth University

Legalities and Liveabilities: Making Sense of the Implementation of laws/policy and Lived Experiences of LGBTIQ/sexual and gender non-conforming people
Louise Sarsfield Collins and Kath Browne, Maynooth University 

Lightning Talk Challenge - Snapshots in geographical research

GSI Postgraduate & Early Career Network Committee (PECN)

Living with risk and hazard in our common home

Jim Jeffers, Bath Spa University; Eoin O'Neill, University College Dublin

Local approaches to enhance and appreciate biodiversity - a walk and talk session around our Green Campus

Jim Carolan, Gail Maher and Helen Shaw, Maynooth University

Making space for publics: a challenge for cities on the path to being smart

Aoife Delaney and Caspar Menkman, Maynooth University (The Programmable City)

Marine Spatial Planning

Liam Carr, NUI Galway

Meta-narrating the City: Circulating urban spatial stories from above and below

Mark Boyle, University of Liverpool; Andrew McClelland and Joseph Robinson, Maynooth University

New Directions in Irish Historical Geographies

Arlene Crampsie, UCD; Ruth McManus, DCU

Placing geography beyond the campus

Irene Cadogan

Planning for Regional Development in Ireland – 50 years after the Buchanan Report

Jim Walsh and Proinnsias Breathnach, Maynooth University

Poster Competition (GSI-PECN)

GSI Postgraduate & Early Career Network Committee (PECN)

Regional Climates

Rowan Fealy, Maynooth University; Gerald Mills, UCD

Regional development and the creative economy

Aisling Murtagh and Pat Collins, NUI Galway

Rising Powers and New Geographies of Development

Rory Horner, University of Manchester; Padraig Carmody, TCD

Rurality as choice: myth or reality?

Karen Keaveney, Tomás Russell, UCD

The Irish Quaternary: Exploring Landscape Change Over The Last 2.6 Million Years

Martha Coleman, Maynooth University; Alwynne McGeever, Trinity College Dublin

Understanding metropolitan governance and government: City-regional politics at the intersection of local, regional, national and international processes

Niamh Moore-Cherry, UCD; John Tomaney, UCL

Urban Policy and Politics

Brid Quinn, University of Limerick

‘Women in Geography’ roundtable

SWIG Ireland

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