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The geography of fate & the challenge of migration

In the summer of 2015 Europe was in turmoil as thousands of refugees seemed to suddenly descend upon various crossing points in the Mediterranean in a perilous attempt to escape conflict in Syria or the social, economic and political strife of their home countries in predominantly Africa and the Middle East. 841 more words

Geography In The News

It's not the winning, it's the taking part that counts.

By Kieran Phelan, University of Nottingham

It is remarkable that this summer marked four years since London played host to the world’s Olympians and Paralympians. ‘London 2012’ was arguably one of the most exciting opportunities in London’s recent history, to showcase to the world the very best of competitive sport. 838 more words

Political Geography

Political Geography Blog Assignment #1 - 2016

Here is the first Political Geography Assignment. We will be talking about geopolitics and the concept of Lebensraum in class, please discuss these images from WWII Operation Barbarossa in the context of that class material. 11 more words

Making Art and Making Place: Reflecting on the story of the Carlow Sugar Factory

This post discusses ‘Ex-Machina’, a film by Frances Hegarty and Andrew Stones, and ‘Carlow Sugar Factory’, a collection of photography by P.L. Curran, both of which are currently being exhibited at VISUAL Centre for the Contemporary Arts in Carlow until 22 October 2016. 2,524 more words

Human Geography

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games: A Geographical Perspective on Medal Win Levels

Adrian Kavanagh(An updated version of this blog post may be viewed on Adrian Kavanagh’s blog site.)

The 2016 (Summer) Olympic Games concluded last night in Rio de Janeiro. 1,816 more words

Political Geography

A Geographical Overview of (Summer) Olympic Game medal win levels (1896-2012)

Adrian Kavanagh (An updated version of this post may be viewed on Adrian Kavanagh blog site.)

The (modern) Olympic Games have been in existence since 1896, with the Summer Games having been held every four years since then with the notable exceptions of 1916, 1940 and 1944, when the Games had to be cancelled due to World Wars I and II. 1,831 more words

Adrian Kavanagh

Maser’s ‘Repeal the 8th’ mural: Street art, abortion access and the battle over public space in Ireland

After the removal of Irish street artist Maser’s ‘Repeal the 8th’ mural from Temple bar this week, Lorna O’Hara – an IRC-funded PhD student in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University – reflects on the battle over public space that has characterised the debate over abortion access in Ireland in recent years. 1,787 more words

Human Geography