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28 October 2015

1916 as a Global Event Lecture Series: “Fading echo of a distant drum? The Easter Rising in Australian history and memory” Professor Mark Finnane

In association with University College Dublin, the Royal Irish Academy will co-organize and co-sponsor a series of high profile public lectures to underline the global repercussions of, and responses to, the Easter...

23 October 2015

Digital Arts and Humanities Institute 2015

The 2015 Institute focused on networks – networks between individuals, networks between disciplines, networks between research projects – anywhere where the intersection between different entities, technologies or...

Digital Arts and Humanities PhD
22 October 2015

Public Lecture: 'Burning books: what can writing tell us about rights?'

The Royal Irish Academy invites you to attend a public lecture arranged by the Academy's Committee for the Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee
22 October 2015

Archaeology Seminar: Revealing the Past

Presentation of recent discoveries made through excavations in Ireland.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees
16 October 2015

Hamilton Day: Annual Lecture 2015 ‘Understanding Networks Through Physical Metaphors’

On 16 October the Royal Irish Academy will celebrate the anniversary of George Rowan Hamilton’s discovery of quaternion theory with the annual Hamilton Lecture.

Hamilton Day
16 October 2015

Hamilton Day Public Conversation and Prize Giving 2015

On Hamilton day the Academy will host a Public Conversation with a number of leading Irish researchers. This event will aim to examine networks and their applications from different perspectives. The speakers will cover...

Grants and Awards, Hamilton Day
28 September 2015

Academy Discourse: '(Still) Disagreeing About Climate Change: What Way Forward?'

This public discourse will explore how a variety of insights about climate and its cultural and political manifestations can offer a sufficient number of entry points for human actors to work creatively with the idea of...

Discourse Series
01 February 2015

The Book of Ballymote and the Royal Irish Academy, 1785-2015

Online exhibition looking at some of the scholarly works undertaken on the Book of Ballymote an iconic and hugely important 14th century Irihs manuscript.

Library, Exhibition
23 October 2014

Learning From The Past: Mapping Our Future

A one day symposium consisting of IHTA authors and architects who discussed urban planning in the past and into the future.

16 October 2014

Hamilton Day: Annual Lecture 2014

On Thursday 16 October 2014, Professor Cedric Villani, Professor at the University of Lyon and Director of the Institut Henri Poincar will give the annual Hamilton lecture.

Hamilton Day


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