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Anngret Simms on 'The Monastic Town'

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

To compliment the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Online series we are producing short essays by experts on particular town types.

Vacancy: Project Lead – Atlantic Philanthropies Active Curation Project

Monday, 20 February 2017

The Academy is seeking to fill the position of Atlantic Philanthropies Project Lead with the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Belfast Roundtable on ‘Brexit and Borders’.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Roundtable at Queens University Belfast on issues and challenges relating to Brexit

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Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism

Friday, 17 February 2017

The Royal Irish Academy International Affairs Standing Committee is seeking papers for a series of panels to be included in its conference this year. 

Objects tell startling stories

Monday, 13 February 2017

Objects can open the door to the past for us 

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IHTA towns of Early Modern, Gaelic and Plantation origins are now available online

Monday, 13 February 2017

Bandon, Belfast, part I to 1840, Derry~Londonderry, Longford and Ennis are now freely available to search or download. 

Alan Hollinghurst in conversation with Carlo Gébler on Henry James as critic

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Alan Hollinghurst in conversation with Carlo Gébler on Henry James as critic at the Royal Irish Academy on 26 January 2017.

Representations of Jews in Irish Literature – Podcasts

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Listen back to lectures by Dr Barry Montgomery and Dr Rióna Ní Fhrighil on Jews and Jewishness in Irish literature 

The DIB and the Haliday Collection – Henry Burnell and the Guild of St Anne

Monday, 6 February 2017

The Haliday collection holds over 200 documents from the Guild of St. Anne; a selection are currently on display as part of the Library's exhibition 'Dublin Documents: highlights from Charles Haliday's manuscript...


The Annals of Connacht: a unique sixteenth-century manuscript

Friday, 3 February 2017

From the Reading Room - in our latest blog post Dr Bernadette Cunningham looks at an important chronicle of Irish history 



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