There will be tens of thousands of words written this week about Donald Trump’s first year as President of the United States. His first 12 months has been characterised by a gummed-up domestic policy and letting the military apparatus do what it wants elsewhere in the world. In Europe, we may look askance and turn … More Trump’s first year – a post for Ireland After NAMA
Earlier this week, I was at the launch of a book by Aileen O’Carroll and Don Bennett on Dublin’s dockers. Their work culture, community history and geographies are now hidden from most who live in the city. Much of that poetry and prose is lost in the labour-denying use of the word ‘infrastructure’, as if … More Alexandra Mary
A pair of events I attended recently have sparked some interest in me about what being a geographer in public means. They are not meant to sit at either end of a spectrum but each in turn told me things about what geography can be ‘for’, beyond educational settings. In late August, the Irish Modern … More Two recent events
The end of summer 2017 brings some good news: UCD’s School of Geography has hired me as a Teaching Fellow for two years. After about 30 months adjuncting across the Dublin region, three job interviews for other posts and about 25 applications I am in steady and salaried employment until August 2019. I was in … More Terra incognita, here be dragons
My book review of Rowley’s essential book on Dublin’s architecture is now available as a PDF here and online at the Irish Geography website (subscription). I am really looking forward to how the other volumes are worked through in the coming time.