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DIFP and other online resources

Thursday, 23 April 2020

We recently placed DIFP Vol. VIII, covering the immediate postwar years (1945-48), online on an open access basis. We've also put together a short guide to some complementary online resources.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Memories, manuscripts and medieval ink

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Library Blog post. After a visit to the Library last year, Kathleen Reen was inspired to learn more about how the old scribes made ink. Follow Kathleen on her journey. 

Library, Library Blog

Favourite DIB Lives: Róisín Walsh, Dublin City chief librarian

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Selected by Dr Kate O'Malley, managing editor of the DIB, Róisín Walsh (1889–1949) was Dublin's first chief librarian, as well as a feminist and republican. This biography is part of our 'Favourite DIB lives' series...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Application period for Green Talents award 2020 now open

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

The call for this year’s Green Talents is particularly aimed at young researchers in Sustainability – an initiative by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Favourite DIB lives: Dorothy Stopford-Price, dochtúir

Monday, 20 April 2020

Selected by Dr Déirdre D’Auria, Eagarthóir Cúnta, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, paediatrician Dorothy Stopford-Price conducted groundbreaking research into the treatment of TB in children. Her entry is presented here as...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Oireachtas Library Treasures series: Maps!

Monday, 20 April 2020

Sarah Gearty selects and discusses her favourite maps from the Oireachtas Library Treasures series

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Book cover jigsaw puzzles

Friday, 17 April 2020

A different approach to thinking about the variety of research we’ve published over the years.

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Judging Shaw, Decade of Centenaries

Call for Nominations for the scientific committee of ‘Fact or Fake’

Friday, 17 April 2020

ALLEA are seeking experts for a new project on scientific disinformation.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Call to share your COVID-19 initiatives with the international community

Friday, 17 April 2020

The International Science Council (ISC) has established an online COVID-19 Global Science Portal to amplify the response of the science community and the need for scientific expertise in this time of crisis.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities, Covid-19 Research Response

Michel Déon Prize Longlist

Friday, 17 April 2020

Due to the current technical difficulties people are experiencing by working remotely we are reopening the Michel Déon Prize in case we missed any worthy titles from our provisional longlist of eligible entries below.

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement


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