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24 September 2020

Talks and chat from the authors of 'A History of Ireland in 100 Words'

Join Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Gregory Toner, MRIA, for talks and chat about Irish words, tales and history.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Public Lecture
30 September 2020

Dublin Festival of History – Dublin 1847: maps and themes

As part of the Dublin Festival of History, Frank Cullen will discuss various aspects of Dublin from the Ordnance Survey town plans of 1847.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Public Lecture
29 October 2020

'Cultural heritage and recent armed conflicts'

Academy Discourse by international cultural heritage expert Dr Mounir Bouchenaki sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Standing Committee for Archaeology, Discourse Series, Public Lecture
04 November 2020

John Bell Day Lecture 2020: Quantum Reality

Eminent physicist, Professor Vlatko Vedral FInstP, Professor of Quantum Information Science at University of Oxford will deliver the 2020 lecture

Science Committees, Public Lecture
10 November 2020

Academy Discourse: Astronomy and Poetry

Join Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Hon. MRIA for this online Academy Discourse sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
17 November 2020

Man, maps and map history: John Andrews, 1927–2019

A lecture by Arnold Horner in honour of the life and work of John Andrews, cartographic historian and geographer.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Public Lecture
03 December 2020

Catching the Worm with William C. Campbell

Join us for a captivating conversation with RIA author and Nobel laureate William C. Campbell, as part of Dublin Book Festival.

Publications, Public Lecture
03 December 2020

IHTA, no. 30, Dungarvan/Dún Garbhán lecture and interview

To celebrate the release of Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 30, Dungarvan/Dún Garbhán by John Martin, a lecture and interview will take place online.  

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Public Lecture
18 February 2021

Academy Discourse: Brain Mechanisms underlying Flexible Navigation

Join esteemed neuroscientist John O'Keefe, Hon. MRIA as he discusses one of the principal navigation systems of the brain. This Academy Discourse is sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
06 May 2021

Town and Country seminar series: Monastic tenants, Viking raiders and Hiberno-Norse people

Town and Country: Perspectives from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas is a seminar series taking place throughout May 2021. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Public Lecture, Seminar