Conference of Irish Geographers, 16-18 May 2013

Welcome to the website of the 45th Conference of Irish Geographers

Transformative Geographies: Critical Reflections on Environment, Sustainability and Governmentality

16th-18th May 2013, National University of Ireland, Galway






Keynote speakers

Geography at NUI Galway is delighted to welcome two of the world’s most prolific geographers to present at this year’s CIG:

Prof David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Prof Douglas Sherman, Professor and Chair of the Geography Department, at the University of Alabama


45th Conference of Irish Geographers

The 2013 Conference marks the 45th CIG and it will take place during the 50th anniversary of Geography at NUI Galway. Within Geography at NUIG there are four active research clusters focusing on:

Environmental Change

Geopolitics and Justice

Planning and Sustainability, and

Rural Studies.


In addition to a call for general papers, authors are encouraged to submit papers which address this year’s conference theme - Transformative Geographies: Critical Reflections on Environment, Sustainability and Governmentality.


If you would like to propose a paper (in English or Irish), please submit your title and an abstract of 250 words accompanied by a short biographical sketch as a PDF document. In addition to the presentation of papers we invite contributions to alternative forms of debate and discussion: e.g. proposals for themed sessions, poster sessions etc. Abstracts are invited from the policy and practice community, as well as the academic community.

Deadline for submission of proposals and abstracts: 14th March 2013.

Conference Organiser: Dr Frances Fahy

email or phone +353 (0) 91 492315


Key dates and deadlines

14 Jan 2013  

Conference website online, general call for papers released, abstract submission and registration open

14  March 2013

Deadline for submission of individual abstracts 

5th April 2013

Early registration closes

Mid April 2013

Conference organisers publish the online conference programme

16 -18 May 2013

Conference of Irish Geographers held in NUI Galway

With thanks to the Irish Environmental Protection Agency, the Geographical Society of Ireland and NUI Galway’s Millennium Fund for their support.