THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Gisela Holfter

University of Limerick

Gisela Holfter is Senior Lecturer and Head of the German Section. She is joint founder and director of the Centre for Irish-German Studies at the University of Limerick. Her research interests include Irish-German cultural and historical relations, German literature (19th century to contemporary writing), graduate education, language for specific purposes (especially Business German), exile studies and intercultural studies & preparation for ERASMUS.

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