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28 New Members elected to Royal Irish Academy

Friday, 25 May 2018

Today 28 new Members of the Royal Irish Academy were elected for their exceptional contribution to the sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as to public service. They include the poet Eavan Boland, public...


Public lecture, IHTA seminar and book launch

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

More maps and texts: sources and the Irish Historic Towns Atlas was launched by Keith Lilley at the culmination of the IHTA seminar 'Modernising Townscapes: urban evolution in Ireland and Great Britain from the...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

IHTA International Digital Workshop

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

An international workshop examining the base map for the Historic Towns Atlas took place in Academy House with pariticpants from the Irish, British, Hungarian, Polish and German projects. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Monday, 21 May 2018

The ragged trousered philanthropists, a seminal account of working class life, influenced the course of post-war Britain.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Winners of the 2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Friday, 18 May 2018

The winners of the 2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards were announced on Friday 18 May at the American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Council has recommended that two Members be appointed to the RCHM, one from Science and one from PL&A. This will be a three-year appointment.


Listen back to Dr Eileen Kane's Lunchtime Lecture on Françoise Henry

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Dr Eileen Kane presented her lecture on archaeologist and Irish art historian Françoise Henry, MRIA, at Academy House on 18 April 2018. 


Mary Kelly Women in leadership Masterclass

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Dr Mary Kelly gave the third in our Women in Leadership Series, that sees outstanding women leaders share their experiences with the next generation of female leaders to inspire, motivate and mentor.

Public Engagement, Masterclass Series, Women in Leadership

Call for papers: Irish Studies in International Affairs

Thursday, 10 May 2018

We are seeking good quality papers from academics, policy-makers and PhD students


Survival and the citizen: Micro-dialogues on key challenges

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Read the first in a series of 'microdialogues' - online conversations between two experts on key challenges for modern society. The first addresses end-of-life care and the right to die.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Ethics, Politics, Law and Philosophy Committee, Micro-dialogues


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