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09 Jul - 07 Jun

'Prodigies of learning': Academy women in the nineteenth century

Exhibition exploring the varied worlds of five women selected as Honorary Members of the Academy in the nineteenth century 

Library, Exhibition
09 May - 30 Aug

A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine: Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands

An exhibition by the Polish Embassy in Dublin exploring the fascinating life and achievements of one of the great humanitarians of the nineteenth century.

23 May - 23 May

'One hundred years of Irish foreign policy: looking back, looking forwards'

A conference to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, now the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, followed by the launch of the journal Irish Studies in International...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for International Affairs
12 Jun

Count Paul Strzelecki and the Great Famine

A Library Lunchtime Lecture exploring the life of Count Strzelecki, a Polish humanitarian who saved over 200,000 children during the Great Irish Famine.

19 Jun - 19 Jun

Eighteenth-century manuscript culture in the wider Gaelic world: The manuscripts of Rev James McLagan (1728-1805) in context

A one-day conference on eighteenth-century manuscript culture in the wider gaelic World.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Irish Language, Literature and Celtic Cultures Committee, Seminar
10 Oct - 10 Oct

'Revealing the past: archaeological excavation and research in Ireland'

A biennial seminar presenting recent discoveries from archaeological excavation and research in Ireland supported by RIA grants funded by the National Monuments Service.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for Archaeology, Grants and Awards, Seminar

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