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DRI Webinar Recordings Available

Friday, 24 September 2021

Recordings of webinars run by the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) for Heritage Week, Culture Night, and in collaboration with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) are now available to watch.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Shelfmarks with Kerri ní Dochartaigh

Thursday, 23 September 2021

In this first episode of our podcast Shelfmarks, Zoë Comyns looks at an expedition to the islet of Rockall funded by the Royal Irish Academy in 1896.


Vacancy: Programme Manager

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Applications are invited for the position of Programme Manager (Permanent Post).


Nicholas Canny MRIA: Historian

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Professor Canny’s most recent book reveals that Irish people have proved ourselves less capable than the populations of most other European countries of reaching an agreed narrative concerning our early modern past.

Membership, Public Engagement

Discourse Series speakers announced

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce the speakers for their 2021/22 Discourse Series which will be sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Charlemont Grants scheme open

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that the Charlemont Grants scheme is open to applications until 3rd November.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

How did past drought phases impact upon human perception of their environment?

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

In today's blog on Climate and Society in Ireland, Gill Plunkett, David M. Brown and Graeme T. Swindles consider the impacts that droughts might have had on human populations in prehistoric...


Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Academy House is open subject to maximum occupancy levels.

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

Vacancy: Assistant Librarian

Friday, 17 September 2021

Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Librarian (Permanent Post).

Library, Vacancies

Launch of Research for Public Policy Roadmap

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

A collaborative report by the Royal Irish Academy and the Irish Research Council entitled, Research for Public Policy: an outline Report, launches today, the 15th of September. 

Policy and International Relations, Research for Public Policy


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