The Geographical Society of Ireland’s 45th Conference of Irish Geographers will take place between 16th and 18th of May, 2013, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. You can see further details about the conference by following this link; find out more about NUIG’s excellent Geography department here; and read about the Geographical Society of Ireland here.
One of this year’s keynote speakers will be David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Harvey is one of geography’s leading thinkers. He is also well known globally as a prominent theorist and indeed critic of contemporary capitalism. His visit to Ireland is therefore generating a lot of excitement.
Anyway, in anticipation of his visit to Galway, this post highlights some links to David Harvey materials that you can access online.
Consider first (as Harvey might say!) his own website – http://davidharvey.org/ – which is truly an ambitious and excellent resource with videos, links to articles, and a large number of ‘reading Marx’ tutorials. But don’t stop there. On the Socialist Register website, for example, there are links to some of his work, including a classic paper on the geography of class power and another on the commodification of culture. Elsewhere on the web there are essays on the Occupy movement, interviews (e.g. here and here), and even full pdf versions of some of his books (e.g. Rebel Cities and others). Finally, on YouTube there is his must-see (and two million have done so) RSA Animates Crises of Capitalism lecture, embedded below:
Oh, and actually finally, you can even follow him on Twitter @profdavidharvey