Public Geographies and Activism workshop with Don Mitchell

On Friday 8th of March, PECN and Maynooth University welcomed Professor Don Mitchell for a workshop on public geographies and activism. Don Mitchell is Professor of Cultural Geography at Uppsala University since 2017 and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography in the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. Professor Mitchell is one of the most influential contemporary cultural … Continue reading Public Geographies and Activism workshop with Don Mitchell

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Letter in support of Youth Climate Strike

As representatives of the Geographical Society of Ireland’s Postgraduate and Early Career Network, we want to express our support for the ‘Friday’s for Future’ protests and in particular for the Irish students who are taking part in it. Students’ demand to put climate change at the top of the political agenda demonstrates leadership that has … Continue reading Letter in support of Youth Climate Strike

Public Geographies and Activism

Join us for our upcoming workshop on public geographies and activism with Prof. Don Mitchell in partnership with the Department of Geography, Maynooth University. Don Mitchell is one of the most influential contemporary cultural geographers and has long been at the forefront of scholarship on intersections of capital, nature and labour. His interests in geography are … Continue reading Public Geographies and Activism

Researching the experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Third-Level Students

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin will be collaborating with TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) to help improve the inclusion of gender minorities within third-level education. A survey will be opened to all transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students and recent graduates of third-level institutions in Ireland; including universities, technical colleges, and … Continue reading Researching the experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Third-Level Students

2019 Call for Blog Posts

In 2018, through the Geography Dialogue Series, students and researchers from the PECN community discussed diverse themes in geography, from migration and gentrification to water and climate change, engaging with the most read articles in Progress in Human Geography from the previous year. We also shared details of events and current research in Irish geography. … Continue reading 2019 Call for Blog Posts

Communicating Research Workshop Report

Postgraduates and early career researchers from across the country gathered in Trinity College Dublin on Friday 7 December for our ‘Communicating Research’ Workshop.  The day started with a series of ice-breaker buzz groups where participants had the opportunity to chat, discuss what they hoped to learn during the day, and also what skills or knowledge … Continue reading Communicating Research Workshop Report

Dr. Joanne Ahern and Sasha Brown review Jonathan Darling (2017) “Forced migration and the city: Irregularity, informality, and the politics of presence”

Next up in our series of article reactions, Dr. Joanne Ahern and Sasha Brown review Jonathan Darling (2017) “Forced migration and the city: Irregularity, informality, and the politics of presence” Progress in Human Geography Vol 41(2):178-198. Joanne and Sasha believe that their collaboration is one outcome that this paper suggests; a collaboration of an urban … Continue reading Dr. Joanne Ahern and Sasha Brown review Jonathan Darling (2017) “Forced migration and the city: Irregularity, informality, and the politics of presence”