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21 March 2018

How secular should the state be?

Public lecture by Professor Cécile Laborde

Public Lecture
16 April 2018

Judging Shaw at Columbia University, New York

Join us for a roundtable, a keynote lecture by Fintan O'Toole, and an exhibition of Judging Shaw

Publications, Judging Shaw, Public Lecture, Exhibition
18 April 2018

Françoise Henry at UCD: Towards a history of Art History in Ireland

A Library Lunchtime Lecture on archaeologist and Irish art historian Françoise Henry, MRIA.

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
24 April 2018

Judging Redmond and Carson lecture at Notre Dame

Professor Alvin Jackson talks Judging Redmond and Carson at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

Publications, Public Lecture
27 April 2018

Judging Redmond and Carson lecture at Princeton University

Professor Alvin Jackson talks Judging Redmond and Carson at Princeton University.

Publications, Public Lecture
01 May 2018

Judging Shaw at Princeton University, NJ

Fintan O'Toole talks Judging Shaw at Princeton University

Publications, Judging Shaw, Public Lecture, Exhibition
17 May 2018

Urban modernity and the historic city c. 1700 to 1840

Public lecture by Professor Roey Sweet, University of Leicester, as part of IHTA Seminar 2018

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Public Lecture
18 June 2018

‘Antibiotics and the cell’s protein factory’

Nobel Laureate, Sir Venkatraman 'Venki' Ramakrishnan presents an Academy Discourse - the sixth in the series sponsored by Mason, Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Discourse Series, Public Lecture
15 July 2018

Judging Shaw at West Cork Literary Festival

Join Fintan O’Toole for his lecture on 'Bernard Shaw and the uses of celebrity'. 

Publications, Judging Shaw, Public Lecture
22 August 2018

‘Robert Boyle’s Irish character printing type: how the Irish scientist adopted the Irish/Gaelic typeface’

Heritage Week Lunchtime Lecture by Dr Dermot McGuinne

Library, Public Lecture