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 Serving Irish Society and its Partners

Funded under cycle four of the Programme of Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI), the Humanities Serving Irish Society (HSIS) initiative was a partnership of equals committed to developing an inter-institutional research infrastructure for the humanities.

Consisting of the Royal Irish Academy, six of the seven Irish universities, Queen’s University, Belfast and the University of Ulster, the HSIS consortium was building a joint national platform for the coordination and dissemination of humanities research, teaching and training at an all-island level. In recognition of its unique multi-institutional membership and all-Ireland remit and experience, it was agreed that the Academy would act as the central coordinator of this new research infrastructure.

Within HSIS, there were multiple research/training clusters collaborating together as follows:

The Global Ireland Institute

Texts, Contexts, Cultures

Unaffiliated HSIS Partners

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