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01 February 2020

A celebration of Irish women

An exhibition running from St Brigid’s Day to International Women’s Day

Publications, 1916 Centenary, Exhibition
30 January 2020

Race, ethnicity, equality and inclusion in higher education in Ireland and the UK

Race, ethnicity, equality and inclusion in higher education in Ireland and the UK: a dialogue event presented by the Royal Irish Academy and British Council in Ireland.

Policy and International Relations
29 January 2020

Séamus Mág Uidhir and the Book(s) of Knockninny

Library Lunchtime Lecture. Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle, MRIA, will give the first lecture in our series on The Books of Knockninny: the Maguires and their manuscripts in the early eighteenth century.

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
28 January 2020

RIA Presidential Discourse and presentation of Cunningham Medal

The Presidential Discourse by Peter Kennedy will be on the topic 'Reflections on the role of a Learned Academy.' This  Discourse is part of our 2019/20 Series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Grants and Awards, Discourse Series
28 January 2020

Election 2020 - Future of Irish Higher Education & Research Debate

The Royal Irish Academy, with USI, IUA and THEA, invites you to an election debate on the Future Funding of Higher Education and Research in Ireland.

22 January 2020

Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe

Find out more about Moore! An exhibition at the Royal Irish Academy Library, in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast. 

Library, Exhibition
13 January 2020

The Books of Knockninny: manuscripts, culture and society in 18th-century Fermanagh

An exhibition to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the compilation of the 'Book of Knockninny' and related manuscripts commissioned by Brian Mág Uidhir of Knockninny, County Fermanagh, in the early eighteenth...

Library, Exhibition
08 January 2020

Brendan O’Leary Hon. MRIA Conversation Event

Brendan O’Leary Hon. MRIA will be in conversation with Ben Lowry, Deputy Editor, News Letter about his latest three volume book A Treatise on Northern Ireland.

Public Lecture
05 December 2019

DPASSH 2019: Practical Approaches to Open Research in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

DPASSH 2019, the biennial ‘Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ conference will this year be a collaboration between the Digital Repository of Ireland and Queen’s University, Belfast.

Digital Repository of Ireland
28 November 2019

The Anatomy of Memory

Neuroscientist Eleanor Maguire will discuss memory failure as part of her Discourse.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture


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