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New Ireland/Scotland bilateral network grants scheme opening

Friday, 7 May 2021

Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants strengthening co-operation and learning between excellent researchers, academics and practitioners in Scotland and Ireland.

Grants and Awards

ALLEA President and Vice-Presidents Elected

Thursday, 6 May 2021

European Academies Re-Elect Antonio Loprieno as ALLEA President and Annette Grüters-Kieslich and Luke Drury, MRIA as Vice-Presidents.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Humans and computers to work together to unlock treasures of the past

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Dublin City Libraries and the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) are part of a pan-European consortium selected for major European Commission funding for their project EnrichEuropeana+.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Watch Academy Discourse 'Celebrity culture up to and in the pandemic'

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Diane Negra, MRIA explores the primacy, ubiquity and ambivalence of celebrity in the pandemic at a time when we are deprived of various modes of communal sociality and connectedness.  

Discourse Series

Grangegorman Histories launches Grangegorman Lives

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Our new series will explore the lives of people who lived, worked, visited, travelled to and through Grangegorman. 

Grangegorman Histories, Grangegorman Lives

'International politics in times of risk and uncertainty: the COVID-19 crisis and beyond'

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

If you missed our 2021 International Affairs conference addressing the new challenge to humanity posed by COVID-19 you can watch the keynote address and plenary lecture now.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for International Affairs

European coordination needed to fight science disinformation, academies say

Monday, 3 May 2021

In this report ALLEA examines the potential of technical and policy measures to tackle science disinformation and calls for improved European exchange and coordination in this field.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Discover the Library’s Special Collections

Friday, 30 April 2021

Latest Library Blog post. This month we invite you to explore the Library’s collections, take a look and see what you can find! 

Library, Library Blog

Grangegorman lives: Francis Johnston

Friday, 30 April 2021

Our series Grangegorman lives begins with Francis Johnston, architect of a number of well-known buildings including the original 'Richmond Lunatic Asylum'

Grangegorman Histories, Grangegorman Lives


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