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14 March 2023

Library lunchtime lecture: Vivid Voices: Tomás Ó Máille and Sound Recording in the Modern Irish State

Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile, New York University will speak of Prof. Ó Máille’s contribution to Ireland's audio heritage.

10 March 2023

Archiving Reproductive Health Public Collection Day

Archiving Reproductive Health Collection Day: digitising memorabilia related to the history of the 8th Amendment and reproductive activism.

08 March 2023

The Cork Historic Towns Atlas: old and new findings by Howard B. Clarke

As part of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 2023 lecture series, Howard B. Clarke will give a lecture on the forthcoming Cork Atlas in West Wing 6, University College Cork. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Public Lecture
08 March 2023

A vibrant civic society in Ireland today: The role of the Church

Church of Ireland Archbishop John McDowell will share his views on the Church's role in the development of civic society.

Public Lecture
03 March 2023

The future of cross-border cooperation in the arts – What next?

Panel discussions to build on the 2022 ARINS report

ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South
01 March 2023

Hamilton Day Lecture 2022

We are delighted to announce that our 2022 Annual Hamilton lecture that was postponed will now take place online on Wednesday, 1 March 2023.

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day
01 March 2023

CANCELLED: In Conversation with the RIA Hamilton lecturer

This event has been cancelled.

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day
28 February 2023

Presidential Discourse: The Critical University

President of the RIA, Dr Mary Canning in conversation with Professor Brian MacCraith

Discourse Series
24 February 2023

Sign Languages on the Island of Ireland: Recognition and Human Rights

A conference bringing together policy makers, academics, community leaders and civil servants to evaluate how sign language legislation translates into practice.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee
23 February 2023

The crossover book: writing research for the general public

Join us for an engaging conversation with established authors and industry professionals.



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