EXPERT WORKSHOP: Environmental History - A West Cork Case Study

10 May 19 to 10 May 19


Date: Friday 10th of May

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Venue: The Military Archives, Cathal Brugha Barracks


Dr Rachel Murphy examines human responses to marine resources, linking present-day attitudes and values with those of the past through historical, literary and visual sources.

Taking the West Cork coast as a case study, she will show how humanities scholars have engaged with scientists in order to come to a deeper understanding of perceptions towards and relationships with the Irish coastline.

Based on research conducted on the Irish Research Council-funded Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures project at University College Cork, the presentation will explore the biological, cultural and historical context of the south west coast of Ireland from 1700 to 1920.


Dr Rachel Murphy works at the University of Limerick. She was a postdoctoral researcher on the Irish Research Council-funded project Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures based in University College Cork. Rachel’s research interests include the history of family, local history, landed estates and environmental history. She is interested in the spatial humanities and interdisciplinary approaches to research. Rachel employs both traditional research methods and digital tools in her work. She is a member of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas digital working group.


Tickets are free but must be booked on Eventbrite. Be advised, this workshop will take place at The Military Archives, Cathal Brugha Barracks.

The Expert workshops are curated by Fiona Fitzsimons, of the Irish Family History Centre (Eneclann).




What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available on the Barracks if you book with Eventbrite.

Cathal Brugha Barracks is on Military Road, Rathmines. Buses that provide a direct route include 14, 15, 15a, 15b, 15d, 49n, 65, 65b and 142.




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