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23 May 2019

'One hundred years of Irish foreign policy: looking back, looking forwards'

A conference to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, now the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, followed by the launch of the journal Irish Studies in International...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for International Affairs
16 May 2019

Seascapes and Townscapes–IHTA Seminar 2019

The 2019 IHTA seminar, Seascapes and Townscapes—Ports and the Nineteenth-Century City will be held on 16 and 17 May 2019 in Dublin Port and Academy House.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Seminar
16 May 2019

The Shaping of Dublin Port

Public lecture by Colm Lennon, MRIA in Dublin Port Company HQ as part of the IHTA Seminar 2019.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas
16 May 2019

Historical mental health records: the ethics of access and preservation policies

A seminar exploring current practice on access to historical mental health records in Ireland and alternative approaches.

Publications, Seminar
09 May 2019

A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine: Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands

An exhibition by the Polish Embassy in Dublin exploring the fascinating life and achievements of one of the great humanitarians of the nineteenth century.

01 May 2019

'Social media and democracy: How do we balance rights and responsibilities?'

Panel discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities that digital and social media opens in our society and the growing case, across Europe, for online content regulation and controls.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee
18 April 2019

Unexpectedly a Republic

A panel discussion on the 70th anniversary of Ireland becoming a republic.

Public Lecture
17 April 2019

The Shackleton sisters: Irish Quaker women c. 1750-1850

Professor Mary O'Dowd, MRIA, will give the fifth and final lecture in our series 'Sisters' celebrating the lives and achievements of five families of sisters who have made their mark on Irish life.

15 April 2019

Global food and nutrition security: the role of innovation

This Academy Discourse by Professor Wayne Powell (SRUC), is part of a discourse series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee, Discourse Series
10 April 2019

Ties that endure – the lives and correspondence of three eighteenth-century sisters – Katherine Conolly, Jane Bonnell and Mary Jones

Dr Gabrielle M. Ashford will give the fourth lecture in our series 'Sisters' celebrating the lives and achievements of five families of sisters who have made their mark on Irish life.



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