Thursday 19 April
Willie Smyth, 'Scientific and Cultural Reflections after Work upon the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (Cork University Press)'
15.00-17.00. NIRSA Seminar Room
Willie Smyth was professor of Geography at National University of Ireland Maynooth before he went to University College Cork in 1977. He is now Emeritus Professor of Geography at Cork. His magisterial Map-Making, Landscapes and Memory: A Geography of Colonial and Early Modern Ireland c.1530-1750 (Cork University Press, 2006) was awarded, by the American Conference for Irish Studies, the James S Donnelly Snr Prize for books on History and Social Sciences. For this summer we are promised a 500-page Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (edited jointly with John Crowley; Cork University Press). Now Willie comes back to Maynooth to share reflections prompted by his work on that Atlas.
This event is part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Department of Geography. The support of the Vice President for Research is warmly acknowledged.