Temporalities and spatialities of the problematic impact of oil: the case of Dixcove, a fishing community in the Western Region of Ghana. By Pius Siakwah

The problematic impact of natural resources on development, often referred to as the ‘resource curse’ has been the focus of much research and development policy. It has generated a great deal of research since the 1970s as natural resource rich countries in the developing world seem to perform poorly economically and on development indicators compared to resource […]

Historical Geography: A Call to Arms

Recently, I was privileged to attend the Sowing the Seeds Workshop at the University of Cambridge. The Workshop was focused on the Economic History of Medieval Europe. While attending, I was struck by the strong level of scholarship of the presenters and panelists. It was a truly informative and inspiring experience. However, I also noticed […]

Trinity Monday: Celebrating new Fellow Dr Mary Bourke

Trinity Week began today with the announcement of the Honorary Fellows, new Fellows and Scholars of the College. The ceremony is one of the oldest, most colourful and traditional at Trinity College. As with tradition, at 10 am today the announcement was made by the Provost, along with members of the Board of College, on the steps […]

The Museum Building revealed

The Museum Building is home to the Geography Department, along with our colleagues in Geology and Civil Engineering. The building is often described as the most striking on Trinity College campus with its fine architecture and rich history. Last year, Dr Patrick Wyse Jackson, Associate Professor of Geology and Curator of the Geological Museum, Trinity College, Dublin […]

Paper Clips:Globalization, Land Grabbing, and the Present-Day Colonial State in Uganda: Ecolonization and Its Impacts

A new publication from the Department of Geography, TCD: Carmody, P. & Taylor D.  (2016) Globalization, Land Grabbing, and the Present-Day Colonial State in Uganda: Ecolonization and Its Impacts. Journal of Environment and Development 25(1): 100-126. doi: 10.1177/1070496515622017 Much has been written recently about the nature, drivers, and impacts of large-scale land acquisitions or “grabbing” in Africa. We argue […]