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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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.

Is é aidhm Choiste Léann na Gaeilge ná fóram a thabhairt chun gurbh fhéidir do na baill a ghlacann páirt ann Léann na Gaeilge a chur chun cinn go náisiúnta, agus go hidirnáisiúnta, agus údarás an Acadaimh leo.

Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach »

The Ethical, Political Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee is a multi-disciplinary committee that was established in September 2014.

Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee »

The committee was established in September 2014 with members from across academia professional organisations and agencies on the island of Ireland.

Historical Studies Committee »

The committee was established in September 2014 with members from across academia professional organisations and agencies on the island of Ireland.

Social Sciences Committee »

The Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee multi-disciplinary committee was established in 2012 for a four year term.

Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee »

The Standing Committee for Archaeology was established in September 2014 and is a standing committee within the Academy’s Historical Studies committee.

Standing Committee for Archaeology »

The Standing Committee for International Affairs was established in September 2014. It is a standing committee within the Academy’s Social Sciences Committee.

Standing Committee for International Affairs »

The Standing Committee for International Affairs Advisory Group advise the Standing Committee for International Affairs.

Standing Committee for International Affairs Advisory Group »

About Academy Committees

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 committees can be found here

The terms of reference for the Academic Board can be found here