John Crowley

Lecturer
Geography
UCC

T: +353 21 490 3955
E: john.crowley@ucc.ie
Lecturer
Geography
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 3000
E: john.crowley@ucc.ie
W: http://www.ucc.ie/

 

John Crowley's main teaching and research interests lie in the field of Cultural and Historical Geography, Tourism and Heritage Studies. He was co-editor of the Atlas of Cork City (Cork University Press, 2005) that was produced to mark Cork's year as European Capital of Culture. In recent years he has been a regular visitor to the Iveragh Peninsula in Co. Kerry. Along with colleagues in the Department of Geography he has organised an annual Easter field programme in the region where students explore the landscape, cultural heritage and traditions of the area as well as examining contemporary social and economic challenges. His  book on the peninsula (with John Sheehan, Department of Archaeology, UCC) emerged out of this deep-seated interest and continual engagement with a specific place. He is a member of the Board of Kerry Geopark as well as the Editorial Board of Cork University Press. His most recent book with Professor W. J. Smyth on the Great Irish Famine (1845-52) (Cork University Press/New York University Press) builds on his own research interests in the cultural and historical geography of nineteenth-century Ireland. He is currently working on an atlas of the revolutionary years in Ireland (1912-1923).




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork University Press)

I am currently working on an Atlas of the Irish Revolution with Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy

 Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

Since its launch in Dublin in September 2012 by former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (Cork University Press and New York University Press) has been widely acclaimed both nationally and internationally and has been the winner of numerous awards including the Bord Gáis Best Irish-published book of 2012, the Best Irish book of 2012 as voted for by RTE Liveline listeners (Listenership 420,000) and the Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI) Book of the Year (2014).  It was officially launched in New York in November 2012 and in Sydney in August 2013. A leather-bound copy was presented to President Barack Obama by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny during the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in 2013. The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht presented a copy to city and county libraries nationwide in 2012, while the book was presented by CACSSS to each secondary school in the Munster region accompanied by a series of talks on the Famine. A book tour and exhibition was also organised by Cork University Press and presentations were given both nationally and internationally (including venues in London, New York, Chicago, Boston, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth). A copy of the Atlas was presented to President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin in November 2012 where the President acknowledged its significance:

‘The book represents a bringing home of the scholarship on the Famine, this particular volume is extraordinarily important, a great celebration of interdisciplinary work of the highest kind. It is just a wonderful book and provides a framework for the final breaking of all the silences that were there about the Famine...’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBGEX45mTPg

Professor Gerry Kearns in organising a round table discussion of the atlas in Irish Geography (Routledge, 2014) described its publication

as ‘a singular event in Irish publishing and in Irish historical geography (Kearns

2013). Few academic works gather this much public attention and acclaim.’

Review

‘The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine is a stunning achievement, full of cutting-edge research and inter-disciplinary perspectives, lavishly illustrated and a worthy monument to the

defining event in modern Irish history.’

Professor Diarmuid Ferriter, Department of Modern History, University College Dublin, The Irish Times 8 December 2012, p. 11

 Geographical Society of Ireland: Winner Book of the Year 2014 Award

 

Books

YearPublication
(2012)Atlas of the Great Irish Famine.
John Crowley, William J Smyth; (2012) Atlas of the Great Irish Famine. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2009)The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry.
John Crowley, John Sheehan; (2009) The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2005)Atlas of Cork City.
John Crowley, Robert Devoy, Denis Linehan, Patrick O' Flanagan; (2005) Atlas of Cork City. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2009)'Painting Iveragh:Pauline Bewick'
John Crowley; (2009) 'Painting Iveragh:Pauline Bewick' In: The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2009)'Valentia Island'
John Crowley; (2009) 'Valentia Island' In: The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2008)'Foreword'
Donal Murphy (foreword by John Crowley); (2008) 'Foreword' In: Tuath na Dromann: A History of Cill na Martra. Dublin: Original Printing. [Details]
(2007)'Contructing Famine Memory: The Role of Monuments'
John Crowley; (2007) 'Contructing Famine Memory: The Role of Monuments' In: Heritage, Memory and the Politics of Idenity. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
(2005)'The city in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries'
John Crowley ; (2005) 'The city in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries' In: Atlas of Cork City. Cork: Cork university press. [Details]
(2005)'New arrivals: Cork's Jewish community'
John Crowley; (2005) 'New arrivals: Cork's Jewish community' In: Atlas of Cork City. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2005)'Culture and the city'
John crowley; (2005) 'Culture and the city' In: Atlas of Cork City. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2003)'Munster Counties'
John Crowley and Ray O'Connor; (2003) 'Munster Counties' In: The Encyclopaedia of Ireland. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
(2000)'Exhibiting the Great Famine'
John Crowley; (2000) 'Exhibiting the Great Famine' In: The Heritage of Ireland. Cork: Collins Press. [Details]
(2012)'Queen Victoria and the Great Famine'
John Crowley (2012) 'Queen Victoria and the Great Famine' In: John Crowley, William J Smyth and Mike Murphy (eds). Atlas of the Great Famine. Cork/New York: Cork University Press/New York University Press. [Details]
(2009)'Introduction'
Sheehan, J. and Crowley, J.; (2009) 'Introduction' In: The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2012)'Thomas Carlyle and Famine Ireland'
John Crowley (2012) 'Thomas Carlyle and Famine Ireland' In: Atlas of the Great Irish Famine 1845-1852. Cork/ New York: Cork University Press/ New York University Press. [Details]
(2012)'Introduction'
John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Michael J. Murphy eds (2012) 'Introduction' In: Atlas of the Great Irish Famine 1845-1852. Cork/ New York: Cork university Press/ New York University Press. [Details]
(2012)'Sites of Memory'
John Crowley (2012) 'Sites of Memory' In: Atlas of the Great Irish Famine 1845-1852. Cork/ New York: Cork University Press/ New York University Press. [Details]

Teaching Interests

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Ray Karen Margaret Doctoral Degree