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15 Aug - 15 Aug

Redmond and Carson: Bloodshed, borders and the union state

Professor Alvin Jackson will be giving the Parnell Lecture at the 2018 Parnell Summer School.

15 Jul

Judging Shaw at West Cork Literary Festival

Join Fintan O’Toole for his lecture on 'Bernard Shaw and the uses of celebrity'. 

Publications, Judging Shaw, Public Lecture
09 Jul - 31 Jan

'Prodigies of learning': Academy women in the nineteenth century

Exhibition exploring the varied worlds of five women selected as Honorary Members of the Academy in the nineteenth century 

Library, Exhibition
18 Jun

‘Antibiotics and the cell’s protein factory’

Nobel Laureate, Sir Venkatraman 'Venki' Ramakrishnan presents an Academy Discourse - the sixth in the series sponsored by Mason, Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Discourse Series, Public Lecture
16 Jun

Foreign Shakespeare: Twenty-five Years On

A dialogue about the place of non-Anglophone Shakespeare performance inside Shakespeare studies today.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee
06 Jun

Book launch of Enfranchising Ireland? Identity, citizenship and state

David Stanton, T.D., Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, to launch our new book

18 May

IHTA Seminar 2018

Modernising Townscapes: Urban Evolution in Ireland and Great Britain from the Reformation to Industrialisation, 1540–1840

Irish Historic Towns Atlas
17 May

Urban modernity and the historic city c. 1700 to 1840

Public lecture by Professor Roey Sweet, University of Leicester, as part of IHTA Seminar 2018

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Public Lecture
15 May

Tackling Climate Change: rhetoric or reality?

The EPA and the Royal Irish Academy, will host a public lecture by Lord John Krebs on adapting to climate change.

Policy and International Relations, Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee
14 May - 29 Jun

Longford Exhibition

The history of Longford town through maps

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Exhibition


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