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04 December 2023

Revealing the past

A biennial seminar presenting recent archaeological excavation and related research in Ireland.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for Archaeology
27 November 2023

Arts and Humanities Research and Innovation Showcase

The Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA) brings together member institutions to celebrate Arts and Humanities research projects.

The Irish Humanities Alliance
24 November 2023

Our Great National Temple of Art and Industry

One-day conference celebrating the Great Industrial Exhibition held in Dublin in 1853, focusing on its organisation, content, and legacy.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees
23 November 2023

‘Spectacular gestures’: Great Exhibitions and Great Museums in London and Dublin

Plenary session: public lecture and Q&A with Dr. Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria & Albert museum, London

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee
22 November 2023

Mapping places, mapping people: Dublin and Dubliners’ perspectives 

Public lecture by Professor Howard B. Clarke, MRIA, to mark the launch of the book Town and country: perspectives from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Public Lecture
20 November 2023

2023 McCrea Lecture: 'The Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy'

Astronomer Gregg W. Hallinan in association with the Astronomical Society of Ireland will deliver this year's McCrea lecture, which is in honour of Sir William McCrea MRIA (1904-1999), an eminent and influential...

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, McCrea Lecture
16 November 2023

Discourse Series: Light illuminates innovation in medicine and climate solutions

Discourse delivered by Professor Naomi Halas, Director, Smalley-Curl Institute, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Discourse Series
15 November 2023

Anonymising Data for Researchers

Join the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) to learn about best practice in managing and archiving research projects.

Digital Repository of Ireland
09 November 2023

World Café for Journal publishers/editors *postponed*

Please note this event has been postponed. The new date in 2024 has not been confirmed yet. Thank you for your understanding. Calling all journal editors and publishers!

08 November 2023

John Bell Day Lecture 2023: Testing the foundations of quantum mechanics with levitated mechanical systems

The 2023 John Bell Lecture will be given by Professor Hendrik Ulbricht, Professor of Physics at the University of Southampton.

Public Lecture


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