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Each panellist will present a fifteen-minute talk on maps and map-making during different time periods. This will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Professor Keith Lilley, Queen’s University Belfast.


Dr Arnold Horner, Author of Mapping Laois and Mapping South Kerry

Making south-west Ireland English: Mapping and mappers in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries

Dr Catherine Porter, Co-Principle Investigator on the OS200 Project

OS200: Digitally Re-Mapping Ireland’s Ordnance Survey Heritage

Dr Joseph Brady, Author of Dublin: Mapping the City

Some glimpses of Dublin as captured by maps

Dr Rachel McArdle, Postdoctoral Researcher SFI-funded CONUNDRUM (Co-Creating sustainable and shared community mobility) project

CONUNDRUM: Participatory community map making for societal good

From 17:30-18:00 attendees will also have the opportunity to view the OS200 Exhibition outside of its regular opening hours and to peruse material from the Irish and wider European Historic Towns Atlas series which will be on display.

This event, sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland Sustainable Communities National Challenge funding, is a collaboration between the Royal Irish Academy’s Geography and Geosciences Committee, Royal Irish Academy Library, and the International Geographical Congress.



Please note

We ask that you arrive at the venue no later than 17:50 so that we can ensure everyone is seated before the event begins at 18:00.


If you have queries relating to this event, please email Fionnuala Parfrey, RIA Programme Manager (Sciences).

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