Prof Gerry Kearns

Geography

Professor
Head of Department

Rhetoric House
23B
(01) 7086153

Biography

I gained a PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge. My work is at the intersection of historical, political and medical themes in Geography. My 2009 book, Geopolitics and Empire, won the Murchison Award from the Royal Geographical Society as the most significant contribution to geographical scholarship that year. I am currently working on the cultural politics of AIDS for a book to be called Making Space for AIDS. Distinguished Historical Geographer at the Association of American Geographers Conference, 2015.

Research Interests

Geopolitics Medical Geography Irish identities The Catholic Body and Artistic Performance

Books

  Year Publication
2014 Spatial justice and the Irish crisis.
Kearns, G., David Meredith and John Morrissey (eds) (2014) Spatial justice and the Irish crisis. : Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
2009 Geopolitics and Empire: the legacy of Halford Mackinder.
Kearns, G. (2009) Geopolitics and Empire: the legacy of Halford Mackinder. : Oxford University Press. [Details]
1993 Selling places: the city as cultural capital, past and present.
(1993) Selling places: the city as cultural capital, past and present. : Pergamon. [Details]
1991 Urbanising Britain: essays on class and community in the nineteenth century.
(1991) Urbanising Britain: essays on class and community in the nineteenth century. : Cambridge University Press. [Details]
1985 Urban epidemics and historical geography: cholera in London 1848-9.
Kearns, G. (1985) Urban epidemics and historical geography: cholera in London 1848-9. : Geobooks. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2014 Spatial justice and the Irish crisis
Gerry Kearns, David Meredith and John Morrissey (Ed.). (2014) Spatial justice and the Irish crisis Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'The New Law of War'
Kearns, G. (2018) 'The New Law of War'. DUBLIN REVIEW OF BOOKS, 96 (January) [Details]
2017 'The territory of colonialism'
Kearns, G. (2017) 'The territory of colonialism'. Territory, Politics, Governance, 5 (2):222-238 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2017 'Artistic proclamations'
Kearns, G. (2017) 'Artistic proclamations'. IRISH REVIEW, 54 :8-22 [Details]
2017 'Fiona Whelan: Enduring place'
Kearns, G. (2017) 'Fiona Whelan: Enduring place'. Klaxon, 6 :38-49 [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Vacancy and value in Dublin, 1798-1911'
Kearns, G (2016) 'Vacancy and value in Dublin, 1798-1911'. Irish Geography, 48 (1):22-45 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'How has my home area changed over time? Exploring a key geographical concept using on-line resources and fieldwork'
Kearns, G. and Waddington, S. (2015) 'How has my home area changed over time? Exploring a key geographical concept using on-line resources and fieldwork'. Geographical Viewpoint, 42-43 :34-42 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Often Doublin' in the Green'
Kearns, G. (2015) 'Often Doublin' in the Green'. American Association of Geographers Review of Books, 3 :52-56 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Legacies, Part 2'
Kearns, G. (2014) 'Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Legacies, Part 2'. HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY, 42 :27-29 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Governing vitalities and the security state'
Kearns, G (2014) 'Governing vitalities and the security state'. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32 :762-778 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'If wood were an element: Primo Levi and the material world'
Kearns, G. (2014) 'If wood were an element: Primo Levi and the material world'. Versus: Quaderni di Studi Semiotici, 119 :21-49 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Up to the Sun and Down to the Centre: The Utopian Moment in Anticolonial Nationalism'
Kearns, G. (2014) 'Up to the Sun and Down to the Centre: The Utopian Moment in Anticolonial Nationalism'. HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY, 42 :130-151 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Fatal Geographies'
Kearns, G. (2014) 'Fatal Geographies'. Irish Geography, 46 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Geopolitical Regression'
Kearns, G. (2013) 'Geopolitical Regression'. American Association of Geographers Review of Books, 1 :135-139 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Globalization and empire'
Kearns, G. (2013) 'Globalization and empire'. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D, 30 :955-957 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Colonialism and the Irish Famine'
Kearns, G. (2013) 'Colonialism and the Irish Famine'. To be added, 2 :76-77 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Beyond the legacy of Mackinder'
Kearns, G. (2013) 'Beyond the legacy of Mackinder'. Geopolitics, 18 :917-932 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Irish historical geographies: Colonial contexts and postcolonial legacies'
Kearns, G. (2013) 'Irish historical geographies: Colonial contexts and postcolonial legacies'. HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY, 41 :22-34 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Gender, Politics, Solidarity'
Kearns, G. (2013) 'Gender, Politics, Solidarity'. DUBLIN REVIEW OF BOOKS, 30 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Beyond the Legacy of Mackinder'
Kearns, G (2013) 'Beyond the Legacy of Mackinder'. Geopolitics, 18 :917-932 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'The Butler affair and the geopolitics of identity'
Kearns, G (2013) 'The Butler affair and the geopolitics of identity'. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 31 :191-207 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Looking into the dark'
Kearns, G. (2012) 'Looking into the dark'. DUBLIN REVIEW OF BOOKS, 21 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Reading Gerry Kearns' Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder'
Kearns, G. (2011) 'Reading Gerry Kearns' Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder'. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY, 30 :49-58 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Lessons from the past: Why do famines still plague us? [Chronicle of Higer Education, Chronicle Review]'
Nally, D., and Kearns, G. (2011) 'Lessons from the past: Why do famines still plague us? [Chronicle of Higer Education, Chronicle Review]'. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 58 :B10-B12 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'The descent of Darwin'
Kearns, G. (2010) 'The descent of Darwin'. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 42 :257-258 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Annual General Meeting and Medal and Awards Celebration'
Kearns, G. (2010) 'Annual General Meeting and Medal and Awards Celebration'. GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL, 176 :256-266 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Geography, geopolitics, and empire'
Kearns, G. (2010) 'Geography, geopolitics, and empire'. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH GEOGRAPHERS, 35 :183-207 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Mackinder Redux'
Kearns, G. (2009) 'Mackinder Redux'. Human Geography, 2 (2):44-47 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Vital geographies: life, luck and the human condition'
Kearns, G., and Reid-Henry, S. (2009) 'Vital geographies: life, luck and the human condition'. ANNALS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS, 99 :554-574 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Progressive Geopolitics'
Kearns, G. (2008) 'Progressive Geopolitics'. GEOGRAPHY COMPASS, 2 :1599-1620 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Disaster capitalism in historical perspective'
Nally, D., and Kearns, G. (2008) 'Disaster capitalism in historical perspective'. GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL, 174 :285-286 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Forging early-modern colonial Ireland'
Kearns, G. (2008) 'Forging early-modern colonial Ireland'. Journal of Historical Geographpy, 34 :138-144 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'The geography of terror'
Kearns, G. (2008) 'The geography of terror'. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY, 27 :360-364 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Naturalising empire: echoes of Mackinder for the next American century?'
Kearns, G. (2006) 'Naturalising empire: echoes of Mackinder for the next American century?'. GEOPOLITICS, 11 :74-98 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Dublin, modernity and the postcolonial fix'
Kearns, G. (2006) 'Dublin, modernity and the postcolonial fix'. IRISH GEOGRAPHY, 39 :177-183 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'The Social Shell'
Kearns, G. (2006) 'The Social Shell'. HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY, 34 :49-70 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'The political pivot of Geography'
Kearns, G. (2004) 'The political pivot of Geography'. GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL, 170 :337-346 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Mother Ireland and the revolutionary sisters'
Kearns, G. (2004) 'Mother Ireland and the revolutionary sisters'. CULTURAL GEOGRAPHIES, 11 :459-483 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2001 '“Educate that holy hatred”: place, trauma and identity in the Irish nationalism of John Mitchel'
Kearns, G. (2001) '“Educate that holy hatred”: place, trauma and identity in the Irish nationalism of John Mitchel'. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY, 20 :885-911 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'Maps, models and registers: the historical geography of the population of England'
Kearns, G. (2000) 'Maps, models and registers: the historical geography of the population of England'. Journal of Historical Geographpy, 26 :298-304 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
1999 'Graham Smith (1953-99): an appreciation'
Kearns, G. (1999) 'Graham Smith (1953-99): an appreciation'. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH GEOGRAPHERS, 24 :495-500 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
1998 'The virtuous circle of facts and values in the New Western History'
Kearns, G. (1998) 'The virtuous circle of facts and values in the New Western History'. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 88 :377-409 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'The imperial subject: geography and travel writing in the work of Halford Mackinder and Mary Kingsley'
Kearns, G. (1997) 'The imperial subject: geography and travel writing in the work of Halford Mackinder and Mary Kingsley'. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 22 :450-472 [IR Link] [Details]
1994 'Class and environment in Fatal Years'
Kearns, G. (1994) 'Class and environment in Fatal Years'. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 68 :113-123 [Details]
1993 'Le handicap urbain et le déclin de la mortalité en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles'
Kearns, G. (1993) 'Le handicap urbain et le déclin de la mortalité en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles'. Annales de Demographie Historique, 1993 :75-105 [IR Link] [Details]
1993 'Duncan and the cholera test: public health in mid-nineteenth century Liverpool'
Kearns, G., Laxton, P. and Campbell, J. (1993) 'Duncan and the cholera test: public health in mid-nineteenth century Liverpool'. Transactions Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 143 :87-115 [IR Link] [Details]
1992 'Cholera, nuisances and environmental management in Islington 1830-1855'
Kearns, G. (1992) 'Cholera, nuisances and environmental management in Islington 1830-1855'. MEDICAL HISTORY, Supplement 11 :94-125 [IR Link] [Details]
1992 'Historical Geography'
Kearns, G. (1992) 'Historical Geography'. PROGRESS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, 16 :406-413 [DOI] [Details]
1991 'This Common Inheritance: green idealism versus Tory pragmatism'
Kearns, G. (1991) 'This Common Inheritance: green idealism versus Tory pragmatism'. JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, 18 :363-370 [Details]
1991 'Historical Geography'
Kearns, G. (1991) 'Historical Geography'. PROGRESS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, 15 :47-56 [DOI] [Details]
1989 'Historical Geography'
Kearns, G. (1989) 'Historical Geography'. PROGRESS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, 13 :259-266 [DOI] [Details]
1989 'Death in the time of cholera'
Kearns, G. (1989) 'Death in the time of cholera'. Journal of Historical Geographpy, 15 :425-432 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
1988 'Historical Geography'
Kearns, G. (1988) 'Historical Geography'. PROGRESS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, 12 :103-110 [DOI] [Details]
1988 'History, geography and world systems theory'
Kearns, G (1988) 'History, geography and world systems theory'. Journal of Historical Geographpy, 14 :281-292 [IR Link] [Details]
1988 'Private property and public health reform in England 1830-1870'
Kearns, G. (1988) 'Private property and public health reform in England 1830-1870'. SOCIAL SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 26 :187-199 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
1987 'Private enterprise rains O.K.? London and its water supply'
Kearns, G. (1987) 'Private enterprise rains O.K.? London and its water supply'. London Journal, 12 :180-186 [Details]
1985 'Historical Geography'
Kearns, G. (1985) 'Historical Geography'. PROGRESS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, 10 :587-594 [Details]
1985 'Halford Mackinder'
Kearns, G. (1985) 'Halford Mackinder'. Geographers Bibliographical Studies, 9 (71) [Details]
1984 'Closed space and political practice: Halford Mackinder and Frederick Jackson Turner'
Kearns, G. (1984) 'Closed space and political practice: Halford Mackinder and Frederick Jackson Turner'. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D, 2 :23-34 [DOI] [Details]
1984 'Making space for Marx'
Kearns, G. (1984) 'Making space for Marx'. JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY, 10 :411-417 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 ''The Wrath of the Rain': The Lifeworlds of Irish Cultural Practice'
Kearns, Gerry and Till, Karen E. (2018) ''The Wrath of the Rain': The Lifeworlds of Irish Cultural Practice' In: Cronin, N. and Collins, T (eds). Irish Lifeworlds. Cork: University of Cork. [Details]
2017 'The territory of colonialism'
Kearns, G. (2017) 'The territory of colonialism' In: Boaz Atzili and Burak Kadercan (eds). Territorial Designs and International Politics: Inside-out and Outside-in. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2017 'HIV, AIDS, and the Global Imaginary'
Kearns, G. (2017) 'HIV, AIDS, and the Global Imaginary' In: Clare Herrick and David Reubi (eds). Global health and geographical imaginaries. London: Routledge. [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Queering epidemiology'
Kearns, G. (2016) 'Queering epidemiology' In: Gavin Brown and Kath Browne (eds). The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities. London: Routledge. [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Spatial Justice and Primary Education'
Kearns, G. and Meredith, D. (2014) 'Spatial Justice and Primary Education' In: Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
2014 'Introduction'
Kearns, G. (2014) 'Introduction' In: Spatial justice and the Irish crisis. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
2014 'Manly Endeavours'
Kearns, G. (2014) 'Manly Endeavours' In: Geopolitics: An introductory reader. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2013 'Interpréter les differences mondiales'
Kearns, G. (2013) 'Interpréter les differences mondiales' In: Élisée Reclus et nos géographies: Textes et prétextes. Paris: Éditions Noir et Rouge. [Details]
2013 'Imperialism and the Heartland'
Kearns, G. (2013) 'Imperialism and the Heartland' In: Central Asia in International Relations: The Legacies of Halford Mackinder. London: Hurst. [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'The Political Pivot of Geography'
Kearns, G. (2012) 'The Political Pivot of Geography' In: Human Geography. Volume 1. London: Sage. [Details]
2012 'Nationalism and the public sphere: The Nation newspaper and he movement for the repeal of the Union'
Kearns, G. (2012) 'Nationalism and the public sphere: The Nation newspaper and he movement for the repeal of the Union' In: At the Anvil: Essays in Honour of William J. Smyth. Dublin: Geographical Publications. [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Echoes of Schmitt among the Ideologists of the New American Empire'
Kearns, G. (2011) 'Echoes of Schmitt among the Ideologists of the New American Empire' In: Saptiality, Sovereignty and Carl Schmitt: Geogrpahies of the Nomos. London: Routledge. [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Geopolitics'
Kearns, G. (2011) 'Geopolitics' In: Handbook of Geographical Knowledge. London: Sage. [Details]
2009 'Heartland'
Kearns, G. (2009) 'Heartland' In: Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition. London: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
2009 'Mackinder, H. J'
Kearns, G. (2009) 'Mackinder, H. J' In: International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Oxford: Elsevier. [Details]
2009 'Frontier thesis'
Kearns, G. (2009) 'Frontier thesis' In: Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition. London: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
2009 'Frontier'
Kearns, G. (2009) 'Frontier' In: Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition. London: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
2009 'Sequent occupance'
Kearns, G. (2009) 'Sequent occupance' In: Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition. London: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
2009 'Kropótkin, P.'
Kearns, G. (2009) 'Kropótkin, P.' In: International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Oxford: Elsevier. [Details]
2008 'Taking theory for a walk in Ireland'
Kearns, G. (2008) 'Taking theory for a walk in Ireland' In: Practicing the archive: reflections on methods and practice in historical geography. London: Historical Geography Research Group. [Details]
2007 'The history of medical geography after Foucault'
Kearns, G. (2007) 'The history of medical geography after Foucault' In: Space, knowledge and power: Foucault and Geography. Aldershot: Ashgate Press. [Details]
2006 'Bare life, political violence and the territorial structure of Britain and Ireland'
Kearns, G. (2006) 'Bare life, political violence and the territorial structure of Britain and Ireland' In: Violent geographies: fear, terror and political violence. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2006 'Europe as the just measure of the world'
Kearns, G. (2006) 'Europe as the just measure of the world' In: Reclus: textes et contextes. Lyon: Université de Lyon. [Details]
2004 'Halford Mackinder'
Kearns, G. (2004) 'Halford Mackinder' In: Dictionary of nineteenth-century British scientists. London: Thoemmes Press. [Details]
2004 'Environmental history'
Kearns, G. (2004) 'Environmental history' In: A companion to cultural geography. Oxford: Blackwell. [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Nation, empire, cosmopolis: Ireland and the break with Britain'
Kearns, G. (2003) 'Nation, empire, cosmopolis: Ireland and the break with Britain' In: Geographies of British modernity: space and society in the twentieth century. Oxford: Blackwell. [DOI] [Details]
2003 'Imperial geopolitics: geopolitical visions at the dawn of the American century'
Kearns, G. (2003) 'Imperial geopolitics: geopolitical visions at the dawn of the American century' In: A companion to political geography. Oxford: Blackwell. [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Ethnic groups as public health hazards: the Famine Irish in Liverpool and lazaretto politics'
Kearns, G., and Laxton, P. (2002) 'Ethnic groups as public health hazards: the Famine Irish in Liverpool and lazaretto politics' In: The politics of the healthy life: an international perspective. Sheffield: European Association for the History of Medicine and Health. [Details]
2001 'Power and salubrity: the politics of sanitary reform in Victorian Liverpool'
Laxton, P., and Kearns, G. (2001) 'Power and salubrity: the politics of sanitary reform in Victorian Liverpool' In: Les hygiénistes: enjeux, modèles et pratiques (XVIIIe-XXe siècles). Paris: Belin. [Details]
2000 'Town Hall and Whitehall: sanitary intelligence in Liverpool, 1840-63'
Kearns, G. (2000) 'Town Hall and Whitehall: sanitary intelligence in Liverpool, 1840-63' In: Body and city: histories of urban public health. Aldershot: Ashgate Press. [Details]
1999 'Demography and industrialisation: a geographical overview'
Kearns, G. (1999) 'Demography and industrialisation: a geographical overview' In: Industrialisation and the Epidemiologic Transition. Umeå: Demographic Data Base. [IR Link] [Details]
1995 'Tuberculosis and the medicalisation of English society, 1880-1920'
Kearns, G. (1995) 'Tuberculosis and the medicalisation of English society, 1880-1920' In: Coping with sickness: historical aspects of health care in a European perspective. Sheffield: European Association for the History of Medicine. [Details]
1994 'Urbanisierung und Professionalisierung als Bestimmungsfaktoren bei der Gestaltung des deutschen Gesundheitssystems im 19. Jahrhundert im internationalen Vergleich'
Kearns, G., Lee, W. R., and Rogers, J. (1994) 'Urbanisierung und Professionalisierung als Bestimmungsfaktoren bei der Gestaltung des deutschen Gesundheitssystems im 19. Jahrhundert im internationalen Vergleich' In: Städtische Bevölkerungsentwicklung in Deutschland im 19. Jahrhundert: Soziale und demographische Aspekte der Urbanisierung. St. Katharinen, Germany: Scripta Mercaturae Verlag. [Details]
1993 'The city as spectacle: Paris and the celebration of the Bicentenary of the French Revolution'
Kearns, G. (1993) 'The city as spectacle: Paris and the celebration of the Bicentenary of the French Revolution' In: Selling places: the city as cultural capital, past and present. London: Pergamon. [Details]
1993 'Fin-de-siècle geopolitics: Mackinder, Hobson and theories of global closure'
Kearns, G. (1993) 'Fin-de-siècle geopolitics: Mackinder, Hobson and theories of global closure' In: Political geography of the twentieth century. London: Belhaven Press. [Details]
1993 'Culture, history, capital: a critical introduction to the selling of places'
Philo, C., and Kearns, G. (1993) 'Culture, history, capital: a critical introduction to the selling of places' In: Selling places: the city as cultural capital, past and present. London: Pergamon. [Details]
1993 'Quiet prosperity: the Nordic countries'
Kearns, G. (1993) 'Quiet prosperity: the Nordic countries' In: World economy. Oxford: Andromeda. [Details]
1992 'Historical and geographical perspectives'
Kearns, G. (1992) 'Historical and geographical perspectives' In: The student’s companion to geography. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. [Details]
1992 'The problems of sanitary reform in Islington'
Kearns, G. (1992) 'The problems of sanitary reform in Islington' In: Deborah Brunton (eds). Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930: A Sourcebook. Manchester UK: Manchester University Press. [Details]
1991 'Introduction'
Kearns, G., and Withers, C. (1991) 'Introduction' In: Urbanising Britain: essays on class and community in the nineteenth century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
1991 'Biology, class, and the urban penalty'
Kearns, G. (1991) 'Biology, class, and the urban penalty' In: Urbanising Britain: essays on class and community in the nineteenth century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
1989 'The interaction of political and economic factors in the public health of England, Germany and Sweden'
Kearns, G. (1989) 'The interaction of political and economic factors in the public health of England, Germany and Sweden' In: Urbanisation and the epidemiologic transition. Uppsala: Family History Project. [Details]
1989 'Zivilis and hygaeia: urban public health during the epidemiologic transition'
Kearns, G. (1989) 'Zivilis and hygaeia: urban public health during the epidemiologic transition' In: The rise and fall of great cities. London: Belhaven Press. [Details]
1989 'Introduction'
Kearns, G. (1989) 'Introduction' In: Urbanisation and the epidemiologic transition. Uppsala: Family History Project. [Details]
1988 'The urban penalty and the population history of England'
Kearns, G. (1988) 'The urban penalty and the population history of England' In: Society and health during the demographic transition. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell. [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 Emplacing “who we are, what we are”: The embodied and historical geographies of ANU Productions’ Laundry
Till, K.E. and Kearns, G. (2016) Emplacing “who we are, what we are”: The embodied and historical geographies of ANU Productions’ Laundry . In: Tim Collins, Gesche Kindermann, Conor Newman and Nessa Cronin eds. Landscape Values: Place and Praxis Galway, , pp.363-368 [Details]
2011 Ghost Maps
Kearns, G. (2011) Ghost Maps . In: Till, K.E eds. Mapping Spectral Traces IV Maynooth, , 25-MAY-11 - 28-MAY-11 , pp.5-6 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 ‘Colonialism and the Value of Territory,’ Queen Mary University of London, February 2018.
Kearns, G. (2018) ‘Colonialism and the Value of Territory,’ Queen Mary University of London, February 2018. [Invited Oral Presentation], Territory's Value: An Interdisciplinary Workshop with Charles Maier, Queen Mary University of London , 14-FEB-18 [Details]
2017 ‘The Cultural Politics of AIDS in historical perspective’, Graduate Symposium on Ireland in the World, Trinity College Long Hub, Dublin, November 2017.
Kearns, G. (2017) ‘The Cultural Politics of AIDS in historical perspective’, Graduate Symposium on Ireland in the World, Trinity College Long Hub, Dublin, November 2017. [Invited Lecture], Graduate Symposium on Ireland in the World, Trinity College Dublin , 23-NOV-17 [Details]
2017 ‘The Empire Speaks Back,’ Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, August 2017.
Kearns, G. (2017) ‘The Empire Speaks Back,’ Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, August 2017. [International Refereed Conference], Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London , 31-AUG-17 [Details]
2017 ‘Defending Life by Queering Spatial Metaphors,’ Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Boston USA, April 2017.
Kearns, G. (2017) ‘Defending Life by Queering Spatial Metaphors,’ Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Boston USA, April 2017. [International Refereed Conference], Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Boston, USA , 05-APR-17 [Details]
2017 ‘A Platform for Arts: The commemoration of 1916 in 2016,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, Cork, May 2017.
Kearns, G. (2017) ‘A Platform for Arts: The commemoration of 1916 in 2016,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, Cork, May 2017. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Conference of Irish Geographers 2017, Cork , 05-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 ‘The Geopolitics of the Long War,’ Moore Institute, NUI Galway, October 2017.
Kearns, G. (2017) ‘The Geopolitics of the Long War,’ Moore Institute, NUI Galway, October 2017. [Invited Lecture], Book Launch. Morrissey, The Long War, National University of Ireland Galway , 25-OCT-17 [Details]
2017 ‘Contagion and Providence: Making Space for AIDS,’ King’s College London, November 2017.
Kearns, G. (2017) ‘Contagion and Providence: Making Space for AIDS,’ King’s College London, November 2017. [Invited Lecture], Kings College London Geography Seminar Series, King's College London , 15-NOV-17 [Details]
2017 ‘Valuing heritage in the postcolonial city’, Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, September 2017.
Kearns, G. (2017) ‘Valuing heritage in the postcolonial city’, Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, September 2017. [International Refereed Conference], Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London , 30-AUG-17 [Details]
2016 ‘Using the Proclamation,’ Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, April 2016.
Kearns, G. (2016) ‘Using the Proclamation,’ Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, April 2016. [Oral Presentation], Using the Proclamation: arts, activism and the Academy, Dublin , 26-APR-16 [Details]
2016 ‘The Geopolitics of Solidarity,’ Palestinian Symposium, Maynooth, April 2016.
Kearns, G. (2016) ‘The Geopolitics of Solidarity,’ Palestinian Symposium, Maynooth, April 2016. [Oral Presentation], Palestinian Solidarity, Maynooth , 13-APR-16 [Details]
2016 ‘Revolutionary Masculinities and the Irish Revolution,’ Revolutionary Masculinities, Maynooth University, Maynooth, August 2016.
Kearns, G. (2016) ‘Revolutionary Masculinities and the Irish Revolution,’ Revolutionary Masculinities, Maynooth University, Maynooth, August 2016. [Oral Presentation], Revolutionary Masculinities, Maynooth , 26-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 Fieldwalk, Memory and Landscape, Glasnevin Cemetery.
Kearns, G. and Gibbons, L. (2016) Fieldwalk, Memory and Landscape, Glasnevin Cemetery. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2016, Dublin , 05-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 ‘Emplacing who we are, what we are: The embodied and historical geographies of ANU’s production, “Laundry,”’ Landscape Values: Place and Praxis, Centre for Landscape Studies, NUI Galway, Galway, July 2016.
Till, K.E. and Kearns, G. (2016) ‘Emplacing who we are, what we are: The embodied and historical geographies of ANU’s production, “Laundry,”’ Landscape Values: Place and Praxis, Centre for Landscape Studies, NUI Galway, Galway, July 2016. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Landscape Values: Place and Praxis, National University of Ireland Galway , 02-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 ‘From Panopticon to Arcade: Stories of Bodily Discipline in the Asylum,’ BodyStories Conference, Women’s Studies, University College Cork, June 2016.
Kearns, G. (2016) ‘From Panopticon to Arcade: Stories of Bodily Discipline in the Asylum,’ BodyStories Conference, Women’s Studies, University College Cork, June 2016. [Invited Oral Presentation], BodyStories Conference, Women’s Studies, University College Cork, Cork , 19-JUN-11 [Details]
2016 ‘Triangulating with Tim Robinson,’ Moore Institute, NUI Galway, Galway, April 2016.
Kearns, G. (2016) ‘Triangulating with Tim Robinson,’ Moore Institute, NUI Galway, Galway, April 2016. [Invited Lecture], Book Launch, Gladwin and Cusick, Unfolding Landscapes, National University of Ireland Galway , 12-APR-16 [Details]
2016 ‘Postcolonial Memory: Commodities and Institutions,’ Conference of‘ Irish Geographers, Dublin, May 2016.
Kearns, G. (2016) ‘Postcolonial Memory: Commodities and Institutions,’ Conference of‘ Irish Geographers, Dublin, May 2016. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Conference of Irish Geographers 2016, Dublin , 05-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 Field Walk, The 1916 Rising and Artistic Representations.
Kearns, G. (2016) Field Walk, The 1916 Rising and Artistic Representations. [Oral Presentation], Mapping Spectral Traces 8: The Place of the Wound, Dublin , 16-OCT-16 [Details]
2016 ‘Historical Capitalism in the Web of Life,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, May 2016.
Kearns, G. (2016) ‘Historical Capitalism in the Web of Life,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, May 2016. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2016, Dublin , 05-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 International Conference of Artists and Academics.
Kearns, G. (2016) International Conference of Artists and Academics. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Mapping Spectral Traces 8: The Place of the Wound, Maynooth , 16-OCT-16 - 20-OCT-16 [Details]
2016 ‘Segregation and the Right to the City: Dublin, 1750-2016’ Mapping Spectral Traces 8: The Place of the Wound, Maynooth, October 2016.
Kearns, G. (2016) ‘Segregation and the Right to the City: Dublin, 1750-2016’ Mapping Spectral Traces 8: The Place of the Wound, Maynooth, October 2016. [Oral Presentation], Mapping Spectral Traces 8: The Place of the Wound, Maynooth , 18-OCT-16 [Details]
2016 A Conference at the Royal Irish Academy.
Kearns, G. (2016) A Conference at the Royal Irish Academy. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Using the Proclamation: arts, activism and the Academy, Dublin , 26-APR-16 [Details]
2016 ‘Roger Casement and the Bodies Politic,’ Bodies Politic: The Casement Project, Maynooth, February 2016.
Kearns, G. (2016) ‘Roger Casement and the Bodies Politic,’ Bodies Politic: The Casement Project, Maynooth, February 2016. [Oral Presentation], Bodies Politic: The Casement Project, Maynooth , 25-FEB-16 [Details]
2015 Making Metaphors for AIDS.
Kearns, G. (2015) Making Metaphors for AIDS. [Invited Lecture], Queer At Queens 2015, Belfast , 15-NOV-15 [Details]
2015 ‘Public arts policy and the re-construction of the civic in austerity Ireland,’ National College of Art and Design, Dublin, March 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘Public arts policy and the re-construction of the civic in austerity Ireland,’ National College of Art and Design, Dublin, March 2015. [Invited Lecture], Making a show of ourselves: public arts policy and re-construction of the civic in austerity Ireland
, Dublin , 03-MAR-15 [Details]
2015 A conference as part of an IRC project, held at various locations in Dublin including Royal Irish Academy and Gallery of Photography.
Kearns, G. (2015) A conference as part of an IRC project, held at various locations in Dublin including Royal Irish Academy and Gallery of Photography. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Geographical Turn, Dublin , 06-NOV-15 - 07-NOV-15 [Details]
2015 ‘Geopolitics of Solidarity,’ Geographical Society of Ireland, Belfast, May 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘Geopolitics of Solidarity,’ Geographical Society of Ireland, Belfast, May 2015. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Conference of Irish Geographers 2015, Belfast , 21-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 ‘Geopolitics after Auschwitz,’ International Conference of Critical Geography, Ramallah, Palestine, July 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘Geopolitics after Auschwitz,’ International Conference of Critical Geography, Ramallah, Palestine, July 2015. [International Refereed Conference], International Conference of Critical Geography, Ramallah, Palestine , 27-JUL-15 [Details]
2015 ‘The territory of colonialism,’ International Studies Association, New Orleans, February 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘The territory of colonialism,’ International Studies Association, New Orleans, February 2015. [International Refereed Conference], American Politicall Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA , 19-FEB-15 [Details]
2015 ‘Distinguished Historical Geographer Plenary: The Legacy of the Slums,’ Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, Chicago, April 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘Distinguished Historical Geographer Plenary: The Legacy of the Slums,’ Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, Chicago, April 2015. [Plenary Lecture], Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Chicago, USA , 24-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 ‘Geopolitics after Auschwitz,’ Political Geography Specialty Group, pre-conference, Chicago, April 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘Geopolitics after Auschwitz,’ Political Geography Specialty Group, pre-conference, Chicago, April 2015. [Oral Presentation], Political Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers Conference, Chicago, USA , 20-APR-15 [Details]
2015 ‘The Geographical Turn,’ Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, November 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘The Geographical Turn,’ Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, November 2015. [Oral Presentation], The Geographical Turn, Dublin , 06-NOV-15 [Details]
2015 ‘Conversation with Larry Kirwan,’ Gallery of Photography, Dublin, November 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘Conversation with Larry Kirwan,’ Gallery of Photography, Dublin, November 2015. [Oral Presentation], The Geographical Turn, Dublin , 07-NOV-15 [Details]
2015 ‘The Question of Israel and the Geopolitics of Solidarity,’ Precarious Geographies: Insecurity, Solidarity and Critical Geopolitics, Whitaker Institute NUI Galway, March 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘The Question of Israel and the Geopolitics of Solidarity,’ Precarious Geographies: Insecurity, Solidarity and Critical Geopolitics, Whitaker Institute NUI Galway, March 2015. [Plenary Lecture], Precarious Geographies: Insecurity, Solidarity and Critical Geopolitics, National University of Ireland Galway , 30-MAR-15 [Details]
2015 ‘Militarism and Humanitarianism,’ Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, Chicago, April 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘Militarism and Humanitarianism,’ Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, Chicago, April 2015. [International Refereed Conference], Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Chicago, USA , 22-APR-15 [Details]
2015 ‘The Geopolitcs of Solidarity,’ Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, Chicago, April 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘The Geopolitcs of Solidarity,’ Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, Chicago, April 2015. [International Refereed Conference], Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Chicago, USA , 21-APR-15 [Details]
2015 ‘The Legacy of the Slums: Use versus Exchange Value in Dublin 1800-2015,’ School of Architecture, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile, September 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘The Legacy of the Slums: Use versus Exchange Value in Dublin 1800-2015,’ School of Architecture, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile, September 2015. [Invited Lecture], Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography, University of Valdivia, Chile, Valdivia, Chile , 10-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 ‘The Postcolonial Politics of Contagion: AIDS in South Africa,’ International Conference of Historical Geography, London, July 2015.
Kearns, G. (2015) ‘The Postcolonial Politics of Contagion: AIDS in South Africa,’ International Conference of Historical Geography, London, July 2015. [International Refereed Conference], International Conference of Historical Geography, London , 07-JUL-15 [Details]
2014 Meeting of international scholars for World AIDS Day.
Kearns, G. (2014) Meeting of international scholars for World AIDS Day. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], HIV/AIDS and sexuality: International and local perspectives, Maynooth , 01-DEC-14 [Details]
2014 ‘The cultural politics of the contagion metaphor,’ Department of Geography, University of Canterbury-Christchurch, New Zealand, April 2014.
Kearns, G. (2014) ‘The cultural politics of the contagion metaphor,’ Department of Geography, University of Canterbury-Christchurch, New Zealand, April 2014. [Invited Lecture], Seminar Series, Department of Geography, University of Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zeland , 30-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 ‘AIDS and the postcolonial state,’ Departments of Geography/Anthropology, Maynooth University, December 2014.
Kearns, G. (2014) ‘AIDS and the postcolonial state,’ Departments of Geography/Anthropology, Maynooth University, December 2014. [Oral Presentation], Geography/Anthropology Seminars Series, Maynooth , 11-DEC-14 [Details]
2014 ‘Making new metaphors for AIDS,’ Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town, South Africa, July 2014.
Kearns, G. (2014) ‘Making new metaphors for AIDS,’ Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town, South Africa, July 2014. [Invited Lecture], Seminar Series, Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa , 22-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 ‘Vital geographies: Making space for AIDS in science and culture,’ biennial meeting of the Institute of Australian Geographers, Melbourne, Australia, June 2014.
Kearns, G. (2014) ‘Vital geographies: Making space for AIDS in science and culture,’ biennial meeting of the Institute of Australian Geographers, Melbourne, Australia, June 2014. [International Refereed Conference], Institute of Australian Geographers, Biennial Conference, Melbourne, Australia , 30-JUN-14 [Details]
2013 ‘If wood were an element: Primo Levi and the materiality of memory,’ Terrorscapes, Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study, Waasenar, Netherlands, January 2013.
Kearns, G. (2013) ‘If wood were an element: Primo Levi and the materiality of memory,’ Terrorscapes, Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study, Waasenar, Netherlands, January 2013. [Oral Presentation], Terrorscapes: Transnational Memory of Totalitarian Rule, Terror and Mass Violence in Europe, Wasenaar, Netherlands , 23-JAN-13 [Details]
2013 ‘Gentrification as social formation,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, May 2013.
Kearns, G. (2013) ‘Gentrification as social formation,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, May 2013. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Conference of Irish Geographers 2013, Galway , 18-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 Conference of Geographers on the Crisis and Austerity, Royal Irish Academy.
Kearns, G. (2013) Conference of Geographers on the Crisis and Austerity, Royal Irish Academy. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis, Dublin , 23-APR-13 [Details]
2013 Spatial Justice and Primary Education.
Kearns,G. and Meredith, D. (2013) Spatial Justice and Primary Education. [Oral Presentation], Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 23-APR-13 [Details]
2013 ‘Transnationalism and the Catholic geopolitical imaginary,’ annual meeting of the IBG/Royal Geographical Society, London, August 2013.
Kearns, G. (2013) ‘Transnationalism and the Catholic geopolitical imaginary,’ annual meeting of the IBG/Royal Geographical Society, London, August 2013. [International Refereed Conference], Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London , 30-AUG-13 [Details]
2013 ‘Halford Mackinder and the geopolitics of the Silk Road,’ Workshop on the Silk Road, Royal Geographical Society, London, February 2013.
Kearns, G. (2013) ‘Halford Mackinder and the geopolitics of the Silk Road,’ Workshop on the Silk Road, Royal Geographical Society, London, February 2013. [Invited Lecture], Workshop on the Silk Road, London , 06-FEB-13 [Details]
2013 ‘Neil Smith. A celebration of his life and work,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, May 2013.
Kearns, G. (2013) ‘Neil Smith. A celebration of his life and work,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, May 2013. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2013, Galway , 17-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 ‘Tribute to Neil Smith. Discussant,’ annual meeting of the IBG/Royal Geographical Society, London, August 2013.
Kearns, G. (2013) ‘Tribute to Neil Smith. Discussant,’ annual meeting of the IBG/Royal Geographical Society, London, August 2013. [Oral Presentation], Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London , 28-AUG-13 [Details]
2013 ‘Critical reflections on field-based learning,’ Symposium on Society, Environment and Development, NUI Galway, August 2013.
Kearns, G. (2013) ‘Critical reflections on field-based learning,’ Symposium on Society, Environment and Development, NUI Galway, August 2013. [Oral Presentation], Symposium on Society, Environment and Development, National University of Ireland Galway , 27-AUG-13 [Details]
2013 ‘The geographer’s revenge: Geopolitics and geographical fate,’ Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, May 2013.
Kearns, G. (2013) ‘The geographer’s revenge: Geopolitics and geographical fate,’ Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, May 2013. [Oral Presentation], Seminar Series, Whitaker Institute, National University of Ireland Galway, National University of Ireland Galway , 15-MAY-13 [Details]
2012 A conference on historical geography, part of Maynooth Geography 40th birthday celebrations.
Kearns, G. (2012) A conference on historical geography, part of Maynooth Geography 40th birthday celebrations. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], People, Past and Place, Maynooth , 27-APR-12 [Details]
2012 ‘Spectral traces and the Irish Catholic body,’ Mapping Spectral Traces VI, Minneapolis, October 2012.
Kearns, G. (2012) ‘Spectral traces and the Irish Catholic body,’ Mapping Spectral Traces VI, Minneapolis, October 2012. [Invited Lecture], Mapping Spectral Traces VI, Minneapolis MN, USA , 19-OCT-12 [Details]
2012 ‘Mapping the Irish Catholic Body,’ People, Past and Place, Maynooth, April 2012.
Kearns, G. (2012) ‘Mapping the Irish Catholic Body,’ People, Past and Place, Maynooth, April 2012. [Oral Presentation], People, Past and Place, Maynooth , 27-APR-12 [Details]
2012 ‘Dance as spectral trace,’ Spectral Traces V, Galway, April 2012.
Kearns, G. (2012) ‘Dance as spectral trace,’ Spectral Traces V, Galway, April 2012. [International Refereed Conference], Spectral Traces V, National University of Ireland Galway , 20-APR-12 [Details]
2012 ‘Capital places of engagement: the cultural politics of institutional failure,’ annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, February 2012.
Kearns, G. (2012) ‘Capital places of engagement: the cultural politics of institutional failure,’ annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, February 2012. [International Refereed Conference], Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, New York , 26-FEB-12 [Details]
2012 ‘History and Myth,’ Symposium on the 31st International Eucharistic Congress, Dublin, September 2012.
Kearns, G. (2012) ‘History and Myth,’ Symposium on the 31st International Eucharistic Congress, Dublin, September 2012. [Invited Lecture], Symposium on the 31st International Eucharistic Congress, Dublin , 28-SEP-12 [Details]
2012 ‘People, past, and place,’ Inaugural lecture, National University of Ireland Maynooth, February 2012.
Kearns, G. (2012) ‘People, past, and place,’ Inaugural lecture, National University of Ireland Maynooth, February 2012. [Invited Lecture], Inaugural Lecture. Kearns, Maynooth , 16-FEB-12 [Details]
2012 ‘AIDS and its metaphors,’ Ignite talk, Maynooth, December 2012.
Kearns, G. (2012) ‘AIDS and its metaphors,’ Ignite talk, Maynooth, December 2012. [Oral Presentation], Ignite talks, Maynooth University, Maynooth , 14-DEC-12 [Details]
2012 ‘Critical issues in resource justice,’ Third Symposium on Environment and Development, Galway, August 2012.
Kearns, G. (2012) ‘Critical issues in resource justice,’ Third Symposium on Environment and Development, Galway, August 2012. [Invited Lecture], Third Symposium on Environment and Development, National University of Ireland Galway , 28-AUG-12 [Details]
2012 ‘Governing vitalities and the security state,’ annual meeting of the IBG/Royal Geographical Society, Edinburgh, August 2012.
Kearns, G. (2012) ‘Governing vitalities and the security state,’ annual meeting of the IBG/Royal Geographical Society, Edinburgh, August 2012. [Plenary Lecture], Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, Edinburgh , 04-JUL-12 [Details]
2012 ‘Choreographing Catholic bodies: Testimony and resistance in the wake of clerical sex abuse,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, Trinity College Dublin, May 2012.
Kearns, G. (2012) ‘Choreographing Catholic bodies: Testimony and resistance in the wake of clerical sex abuse,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, Trinity College Dublin, May 2012. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Conference of Irish Geographers 2012, Dublin , 26-MAY-12 [Details]
2012 ‘Progressive Geopolitics and the Global War on Terror,’ opening address to the annual meeting of the Finnish Geographical Society, Helsinki, November 2012.
Kearns, G. (2012) ‘Progressive Geopolitics and the Global War on Terror,’ opening address to the annual meeting of the Finnish Geographical Society, Helsinki, November 2012. [Plenary Lecture], Geographical Society of Finland, Annual Conference, Helsinki, Finland , 25-OCT-12 [Details]
2011 International meeting of artists and academics.
Kearns, G. (2011) International meeting of artists and academics. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Mapping Spectral Traces IV, Maynooth , 25-MAY-11 - 28-MAY-11 [Details]
2011 ‘Passing and the geographies of identity,’ Political Geography Specialty Group, Seattle, April 2011.
Kearns, G. (2011) ‘Passing and the geographies of identity,’ Political Geography Specialty Group, Seattle, April 2011. [International Refereed Conference], Political Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers Conference, Seattle, USA , 10-APR-11 [Details]
2011 ‘Panel Discussion: Accumulation, Securitization and the Politics of Rule,’ Environment, Development and Society Symposium, National University of Ireland Galway, 23 August 2011.
Kearns, G. (2011) ‘Panel Discussion: Accumulation, Securitization and the Politics of Rule,’ Environment, Development and Society Symposium, National University of Ireland Galway, 23 August 2011. [Oral Presentation], Environment, Development and Society Symposium, National University of Ireland Galway , 23-AUG-11 [Details]
2011 ‘Colonial and postcolonial spectral traces in Dublin,’ Mapping Spectral Traces IV, Maynooth, May 2011.
Kearns, G. (2011) ‘Colonial and postcolonial spectral traces in Dublin,’ Mapping Spectral Traces IV, Maynooth, May 2011. [International Refereed Conference], Mapping Spectral Traces IV, Maynooth , 26-MAY-11 [Details]
2011 ‘The geopolitics of church-state relations as revealed by the clerical child sex abuse scandal,’ Geopolitics, Ireland, and the New World Order, Maynooth, November 2011.
Kearns, G. (2011) ‘The geopolitics of church-state relations as revealed by the clerical child sex abuse scandal,’ Geopolitics, Ireland, and the New World Order, Maynooth, November 2011. [Oral Presentation], Geopolitics, Ireland, and the New World Order, Maynooth , 25-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 ‘Human Encumbrances. Panel on David Nally’s book,’ annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, April 2011.
Kearns, G. (2011) ‘Human Encumbrances. Panel on David Nally’s book,’ annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, April 2011. [Oral Presentation], Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Seattle, USA , 14-APR-11 [Details]
2011 ‘Geography and passing,’ annual meeting of the Geographical Society of Ireland, Limerick, May 2011.
Kearns, G. (2011) ‘Geography and passing,’ annual meeting of the Geographical Society of Ireland, Limerick, May 2011. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Conference of Irish Geographers 2011, Limerick , 07-MAY-11 [Details]
2011 Geopolitics conference organised as part of 40th birthday celebrations for Maynooth Geography.
Kearns, G. (2011) Geopolitics conference organised as part of 40th birthday celebrations for Maynooth Geography. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Geopolitics, Ireland, and the New World Order, Maynooth , 25-NOV-11 - 26-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 ‘Political ontology of Giorgio Agamben,’ annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, April 2011.
Kearns, G. (2011) ‘Political ontology of Giorgio Agamben,’ annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, April 2011. [International Refereed Conference], Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Seattle, USA , 13-APR-11 [Details]
2011 ‘Conceptions of people, past and place in Irish anticolonial nationalism,’ annual meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, London, August 2011.
Kearns, G. (2011) ‘Conceptions of people, past and place in Irish anticolonial nationalism,’ annual meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, London, August 2011. [International Refereed Conference], Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London , 31-AUG-11 [Details]
2011 ‘Biopolitics and bare life in Irish history,’ Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Dublin, 20 May 2011.
Kearns, G. (2011) ‘Biopolitics and bare life in Irish history,’ Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Dublin, 20 May 2011. [Invited Lecture], Seminar Series, Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Dublin, Dublin , 20-MAY-11 [Details]
2010 ‘Author meets the critics: a roundtable on Kearns, Geopolitics and Empire,’ annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, 14-17 April, 2010.
Kearns, G. (2010) ‘Author meets the critics: a roundtable on Kearns, Geopolitics and Empire,’ annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, 14-17 April, 2010. [Oral Presentation], Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Washington DC , 16-APR-10 [Details]
2010 ‘Imperialism,’ contribution to roundtable at Geopolitics Symposium, Alexandria VA, April 2010.
Kearns, G. (2010) ‘Imperialism,’ contribution to roundtable at Geopolitics Symposium, Alexandria VA, April 2010. [Oral Presentation], Political Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers Conference, Alexandria, VA , 11-APR-10 [Details]
2010 The annual pre-AAG Political Geography Conference.
Kearns, G. (2010) The annual pre-AAG Political Geography Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Geopolitics Symposium, Political Geography Specialty Group. Association of American Geographers, Alexandria, VA , 11-APR-10 [Details]
2010 ‘Beyond the legacy of Mackinder,’ plenary address, lecture sponsored by the Geopolitics journal at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, April 2010.
Kearns, G. (2010) ‘Beyond the legacy of Mackinder,’ plenary address, lecture sponsored by the Geopolitics journal at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, April 2010. [Plenary Lecture], Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Washington DC , 16-APR-10 [Details]
2009 ‘People and public in the nationalism of The Nation,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, Cork, Ireland, May 2009.
Kearns, G. (2009) ‘People and public in the nationalism of The Nation,’ Conference of Irish Geographers, Cork, Ireland, May 2009. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2009, Cork , 15-APR-09 [Details]
2009 ‘Law and Space: the neo- Schmittians of the American Imperium,’ Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA, April 2009.
Kearns, G. (2009) ‘Law and Space: the neo- Schmittians of the American Imperium,’ Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA, April 2009. [International Refereed Conference], Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Las Vegas, USA , 23-MAR-09 [Details]
2009 ‘The political theatre of diasporic nationalism: Fenian funerals and the representation of violence,’ Conference on ‘Global Wounds,’ University of Manchester, UK, May 2009.
Kearns, G. (2009) ‘The political theatre of diasporic nationalism: Fenian funerals and the representation of violence,’ Conference on ‘Global Wounds,’ University of Manchester, UK, May 2009. [Invited Lecture], Global Wounds, Manchester, UK , 26-MAY-09 [Details]
2009 ‘Geography, geopolitics, and empire,’ plenary address to the Royal Geographical Society annual meeting, Manchester UK, August 2009.
Kearns, G. (2009) ‘Geography, geopolitics, and empire,’ plenary address to the Royal Geographical Society annual meeting, Manchester UK, August 2009. [Plenary Lecture], Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, Manchester, UK , 27-AUG-09 [Details]
2009 ‘Progressive Geopolitics,’ Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA, April 2009.
Kearns, G. (2009) ‘Progressive Geopolitics,’ Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA, April 2009. [Invited Oral Presentation], Association of American Geographers, Annual Conference, Las Vegas, USA , 26-MAR-09 [Details]
2008 ‘Violence, globalization, and the agency of diaspora,’ to ‘International Symposium on Visual Culture and the Urban Environment: Globalization and Violence,’ Paris, France, January 2008.
Kearns, G. (2008) ‘Violence, globalization, and the agency of diaspora,’ to ‘International Symposium on Visual Culture and the Urban Environment: Globalization and Violence,’ Paris, France, January 2008. [Invited Lecture], International Symposium on Visual Culture and the Urban Environment: Globalization and Violence, Paris , 15-JAN-08 [Details]
2008 ‘Violence, Globalisation, and the Agency of Diaspora,’ keynote address to conference on ‘Violence and Diasporic Nationalism,’ Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal, September 2008.
Kearns, G. (2008) ‘Violence, Globalisation, and the Agency of Diaspora,’ keynote address to conference on ‘Violence and Diasporic Nationalism,’ Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal, September 2008. [Plenary Lecture], Violence and Diasporic Nationalism, Coimbra, Portugal , 19-SEP-18 [Details]
2008 ‘Conservative and Progressive Geopolitics,’ City University New York, USA, May 2008.
Kearns, G. (2008) ‘Conservative and Progressive Geopolitics,’ City University New York, USA, May 2008. [Invited Lecture], Seminar Series, Department of Geography, City University of New York, New York , 15-MAY-08 [Details]
2008 ‘Conservative and Progressive Geopolitics,’ Critical Geopolitics Conference, Durham University, UK, September 2008.
Kearns, G. (2008) ‘Conservative and Progressive Geopolitics,’ Critical Geopolitics Conference, Durham University, UK, September 2008. [International Refereed Conference], Critical Geopolitics 2008, Durham, UK , 23-AUG-08 [Details]
2008 ‘James Clarence Mangan and the irony of Romantic Ireland,’ Romantic Nations Conference, Cardiff University, Wales, October 2008.
Kearns, G. (2008) ‘James Clarence Mangan and the irony of Romantic Ireland,’ Romantic Nations Conference, Cardiff University, Wales, October 2008. [Invited Lecture], Romantic Nations, Cardiff, Wales, UK , 24-OCT-08 [Details]
2007 ‘Globalisation and diaspora’, keynote address to the World History Workshop Conference on ‘Globalising urban histories,’ Cambridge, UK, December 2007.
Kearns, G. (2007) ‘Globalisation and diaspora’, keynote address to the World History Workshop Conference on ‘Globalising urban histories,’ Cambridge, UK, December 2007. [Plenary Lecture], Globalising Urban Histories, Cambridge, UK , 04-DEC-07 [Details]
2006 ‘Joyce, Yeats and Irish Postcolonial Creatures,’ keynote address to the conference, “Postcolonial Creatures,” organised by the Department of English, University of Cambridge, UK, March 2006.
Kearns, G. (2006) ‘Joyce, Yeats and Irish Postcolonial Creatures,’ keynote address to the conference, “Postcolonial Creatures,” organised by the Department of English, University of Cambridge, UK, March 2006. [Plenary Lecture], Postcolonial Creatures, Cambridge, UK , 17-MAR-06 [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
1985 Aspects of cholera, society and space in nineteenth-century England and Wales.
Kearns, G. (1985) Aspects of cholera, society and space in nineteenth-century England and Wales. University of Cambridge: Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 Tom Jones Hughes Viewpoint Contributors Award (jointly with Dr Shelagh Waddington) Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland
2004 Visiting Research Fellow, NUI-Maynooth
2014 Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
2017 Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowship Moore Institute, National University of Ireland Galway
1991 Guest Researcher, Demographic Data Base, Umeå
1991 Nuffield Research Fellowship
2010 Murchison Award, Royal Geographical Society, London
2015 Distinguished Historical Geographer Association of American Geographers
2007 Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Minneapolis
1986 Swedish Institute Visiting Research Fellow

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Geographical Society of Ireland Member 01-JAN-00 /
Association of American Geographers Member 01-JAN-87 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Historical Geography Member 1996 / 2020
Geosciences and Geographical Sciences Committee, Royal Irish Academy Member 2010 / 2018
Irish Geography Member 2008 / 2020
Journal of Historical Geography Member 1990 / 2020

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1978 University of Cambridge BA
1985 University of Cambridge PhD

Outreach Activities

  Description

Discussant for panel on Cultural Resilience & Transmission

Facilitator at Connect the Dots event, Re-Using Dublin, De-Light Studios, Dublin 1

A lecture on Lessons from the Crisis

Field Walk for Culturstruction as part of St John's Eve celebrations Link

Lecture. ‘Deranging Memory: Institutions and Proclamations,’ Art|Memory|Place, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, April 2016. Link

‘Branding Dublin,’ City Intersections, Dublin, November 2012 Link

Occupy the Future,’ Creative Time Summit, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, October 2016. Link

Walkshop. Historical perspectives on Sheriff Street, Playful City Conference, Design Meets Play, 17 October 2017 Link

Programme essay for Olwen Fouéré's Riverrun Link

Lecture to this art-based project on mapping Dublin's port

Interviewed about Science/Politics Pairing Scheme of the Royal Irish Academy, KildareFM, Kildare Focus, 4 June 2015.

‘Is our budget strategy in tune with the Constitution,’ Irish Times (8 October 2014) 12. Link

‘From hero to zero: Uganda fails its HIV test, and what we should do about it,’ Huffington Post (23 May 2014); http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/gerry-kearns/uganda-hiv_b_5370975.html Link

Part of the academic team supporting the Upstart Collective with their Granby Park Pop-Up Park Link

Borderlands and Identities in Suspension: Thinking with Kate Nolan’s Lacuna - a talk associated with an exhibition of photography.

Lecture on 'The Casement Project and Empathic Memory' Link

Lecture on Good Fences make Good Neighbours

‘Power, poverty and legitimation in the urban landscape,’ field-walk for Nimble Spaces, Camphill Community, Callan, May 2015. Link

A field walk and lecture as part of Re:Collecting, a project of Commonage and the Butler Gallery about the St John's priory site in Kilkenny Link

‘The Famine and the Workhouse in Callan,’ Field-walk for the Abhainn Rí Festival, Callan, July 2015.

‘An Altered Audience: The Geography of School Demographics,’ annual lecture to the Association of Geographical Teachers of Ireland, Thurles, October 2013 Link

‘An historical introduction to the film Hunger (dir. Steve McQueen, 2008),’ Capital Irish Film Festival, Washington DC, December 2009 Link

‘Geopolitics, Empire, and the Bomb,’ panel member for discussion at Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville VA, March 2010.

‘Bodies, buildings, and dance,’ Biennial Pop Up Art Festival, Dublin, June 2012.

Plenary talk to seminar on Art and Heritage

Deranging Colonial Memory. Lecture associated with Rita Duffy exhibition, Alternate Truth.

Lecture on 'Commodification and Postcolonial Memory'

Lecture on planning spaces for longer lives part of the Beltaine festival Link

ACTUP, a lecture to the Arts and Health Check up, Checking confreence, LAB, Dublin Link

‘A “milder” form of HIV does not mean we can ignore its prevention,’Newstalk.com (2 December 2014); http://www.newstalk.com/OPINION:-A-milder-form-of-HIV-does-not-mean-we-can-ignore-its-prevention Link

Walking through history, a walking tour of the Granby Park neighbourhood as part of the Granby Park Pop-Up Park, Dublin, September 2013 Link

Interviewed about the budget of Government of Ireland, on Midlands 103 Radio, ‘Midlands Today with Will Faulkner,’ 8 October 2014.

Panel member for discussion of the Artist as Citizen, RTÉ Radio 1, Arts Tonight, Monday 24 November 2014, archived by RTÉ at http://www.rte.ie/radio1/arts-tonight/ Link

Interviewed about Homophobia and AIDS in Ireland, Ian Yates and Chris Donoghue, Newtalk Breakfast, 1 December 2014; archived at (from 18.00 minutes) http://www.newstalk.com/player/shows/Breakfast/70802/what_you_missed_xmas_shopping_hivaids__galway_races Link

Historical workshops and walk for young people at Bradóg Youth Services Link

Advice on policy with respect to academic collaborations Link

2105. Radio interview with Carolina Ihle and Laura Rodriguez, ‘Desde La Ventana’ Radio UACh Programme, Sponsored by the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography, University of Valdivia, Chile: http://arquitectura.uach.cl/noticia.php?codigo=16772 (September 10). Link

‘Conversation with La Veronal choreographer, Marcus Morau,’ Dance Days, Galway, May 2013 Link

Interviewed about Art and Geography on Minneapolis-St Paul, Metro Cable Network Channel 6, TV programme, The Bat of Minerva, Minneapolis, 18 October 2012

Totems, the Liz Roche Dance Company. Academic member of creative team for dance performance. Link

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2015 Martin Millerick Maynooth University M Litt The Roman Catholic Communities of Cloyne Diocese, Co. Cork, 1700-1830
2017 Gisele Maynooth University M Litt Cultural and Political Geographies of the AIDS Crisis in Ireland
2018 Fearghus Ó Conchuir Maynooth University Ph.D. The Artist as Citizen: Choreographing the National Brand