Erin Kavanagh

Environmental and Geo-Myth Support

Erin’s academic background bridges multiple disciplines, from Philosophy and Religion to Environmental Archaeology, based at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Her Master’s thesis presented a reconfiguring of Geomythological Theory in relation to empirical evidence for the Mabinogion story of Bendigeidfran’s crossing from Wales to Ireland. Submerged landscapes have continued to be of primary focus, in both commercial practice and research, via geotechnical survey and interdisciplinary dissemination. A further project has extended this into developing an internationally recognised POC through ‘Layers in the Landscape: a deep map of Cardigan Bay’, that brings together a palimpsest of site-specific perspectives within one over-arching platform.
Originally engaged by Lost Frontiers to provide environmental support with core analysis, recording and management, she is now also collating data about the Irish Sea to create a new geoscientific narrative through poetry, art and performance. Entitled “A Mermaid’s Myth” , the exploration is funded by NECAH, based at Sheffield Hallam, Hull and Bradford.