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15 December 2021

Who were they? Conversations between Genetics and Archaeology

Academy Discourse conversation exploring how best to align genetic and archaeological datasets and ways of thinking about them.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
08 December 2021

Speranza, a scholar reclaimed

Merlin Holland, scholar and grandson of Oscar Wilde, on the legacy of his great grandmother, the poet Speranza, Lady Jane Wilde.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee
07 December 2021

The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives

The National Archives' landmark centenary exhibition on the Anglo-Irish Treaty, The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives, presented in partnership with the RIA, OPW and NLI, is now open in Dublin Castle.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy
02 December 2021

The Centenary of the Anglo-Irish Treaty Debates

Part of the government's programme of commemoration, this conference addresses the debate about the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

29 November 2021

Creating Our Future: Fireside Chat with Emilie Pine

Creating Our Future presents a Fireside Chat with Emilie Pine, Professor of Modern Drama at UCD and author of Notes to Self.

Policy and International Relations
25 November 2021

Confessions of a disappointed Irish unificationist

Paul Bew MRIA faces up to the polarising impact of Brexit and more surprisingly the recent historical commemorations north and south in this Academy Discourse, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
13 November 2021

Rathmines: A Walking Tour with Dr Séamas Ó Maitiú

Join RIA author Séamas Ó Maitiú for a walk through Rathmines as part of Dublin Book Festival

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas
12 November 2021

Live! From San Francisco and Vienna: An Extraordinary Concert for Climate Action

Live performances from Vienna and San Francisco followed by a panel discussion.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee
10 November 2021

Ireland 1922: Women in Independence, Debate and Civil war

Join Diarmaid Ferriter, Hilary Dully and Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid in conversation with Marie Coleman as part of Dublin Book Festival

09 November 2021

Higher Education Futures Launch

The Royal Irish Academy Higher Education Futures Taskforce are launching a series of discussion papers on higher education.

Policy and International Relations, Higher Education Futures


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