Humanities and Social Sciences Committees
The Academy committees build public engagement and understanding of the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
In 2014 the Academy established ten multidisciplinary committees. The committees aim to promote co-operation across and within relevant scholarly disciplines and to advise Academy engagement in these areas. The committees exist to provide scientific and scholarly expertise and to promote the value of the sciences, humanities and social sciences. They do this through their programme of work, combining public engagement events, expert statements, responding to Government consultations and working with relevant international unions. We aim to undertake our work from a multidisciplinary perspective and collaborate on projects across committees.
The terms of reference for the committees can be found here. The work of the committees is coordinated by the Academic Board. The board provides guidance to the committees and establishes themes for multidisciplinary projects. The terms of reference for the Academic Board can be found here.
A book that is timely and timeless: renowned journalist Olivia O'Leary launched our latest publication on 22 November.
An overview of the work being carried out in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Ireland published by the Social Sciences Committee.
On 2 May Dr Ann Lynch officially launched Archaeology 2025: Strategic Pathways for Archaeology in Ireland at an event in Academy House.
Report form the RIA Committee for Socieal Sciences on the work being carried out in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Ireland.
This strategy is the result of an eight-month consultation process that actively involved a wide range of stakeholders at local, national, cross-border and international levels.
This report reflects on how the ethical components of collective commemoration can provide a framework for handling contested and divisive narratives of the past in a manner that is inclusive and tolerant.