A Public Seminar on Community Mapping
with the X-PO Mapping Group
and Nessa Cronin
on Monday 1st Oct…. 8 – 10pm.
In the Gallery
Dr. Nessa Cronin, Lecturer and Co-Director, MA in Irish Studies
In 2003 Nessa Cronin did her doctoral research in Irish Studies at NUI Galway. Her doctoral thesis, The Eye of History: Spatiality and Colonial Cartography in Ireland (2007), focuses on the visual and linguistic construction of the modern Irish map through a critical examination of four key moments in Irish cartographic history.
My work is concerned with the interdisciplinary study of issues relating to the social, cultural and political production of space and place in Irish society. Research from my doctoral work centred on the visual and linguistic construction of the modern Irish map, through a critical examination of four key moments in Irish cartographic history. My current research project on Irish Literary Geographies is embedded within the Ómós Áite and Mapping Spectral Traces research networks and seeks to critically examine the role and importance of place and regionalism in contemporary Irish culture and society. This engages with questions as to how individual and national identities, cultures and communities, ground themselves and construct their sense of place in a world that is becoming increasingly globalised, contested, and is sometimes perceived as being ‘placeless’.
The seminar will take place in the Gallery where the Exhibition ‘The Full Story? Is currently showing.
Nessa Cronin Selected Publications
‘Ireland after Tara?: National Legacies and Changing Landscapes of Celtic Tiger Ireland’, in Ireland: Myth and Reality, edited by Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Reimagining Ireland Series (forthcoming, Berlin: Peter Lang, 2012).
‘Geographies of Hunger: Colonialism and the Political Economy of An Gorta Mór’, Dialogues in Human Geography (forthcoming, 2012).
‘Lived and Learned Geographies: Literary Landscapes and the Irish Topographical Tradition’, in Irish Contemporary Landscapes in Literature and the Arts, pp. 106-118 edited by Marie Mianowski (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
‘“The Sea of Orality”: An Introduction to Orality and Modern Irish Culture’, Nessa Cronin, Seán Crosson, John Eastlake, Anáil an Bhéil Bheo: Orality and Modern Irish Culture, edited by Nessa Cronin, Seán Crosson and John Eastlake (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009), pp. 3-14.
‘Gaining Ground and Mapping Time: A Cartographic Response to William J. Smyth’s, Map-making, Landscapes and Memory: A Geography of Colonial and Early Modern Ireland’, Journal of Historical Geography, 2008, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 148-52.
“Disciplinary Ghettoes”: Irish Studies and Interdisciplinary Negotiations’, Journal of Nordic Irish Studies Network, 2007, Vol. 6, pp. 1-16.