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The Royal Irish Academy host the EASAC Environment Steering Panel

Monday, 24 September 2018

The EASAC Environment Steering Panel recently met in Dublin.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Margaret Stokes: antiquarian scholar with an artist’s eye

Thursday, 20 September 2018

We continue our Blog post series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'. This month we look at Margaret Stokes 

Library, Library Blog

Royal Irish Academy joins Digital Repository of Ireland under new membership model

Thursday, 20 September 2018

As one of DRI’s core consortium organisations, the RIA has been closely involved with DRI’s development since 2011 and collections from the Academy Library and Publications departments have been deposited in the...

Library, Publications, Digital Repository of Ireland

Royal Irish Academy Public Discourse Series 2018/19 sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Between September 2018 and April 2019, this Series will include expert speakers on a wide range of subjects including cybersecurity, the experience of female politicians at the highest ranks of Irish parliamentary...

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

An Irish envoy to revolutionary Russia, 1921

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Who was Patrick McCartan, and why did Dáil Éireann send him to Russia during the War of Independence?

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Call for nominations: All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values 2019

Thursday, 13 September 2018

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Serve on the Standing Committee for International Affairs

Thursday, 13 September 2018

The Royal Irish Academy is issuing an open call seeking expressions of interest to serve on the Standing Committee for International Affairs (SCIA), for its new four year term commencing January 2019. 

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Call for nominations of participants to sit on the “Respect and Dialogue” Steering Committee

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Nominations welcome from science, policy, religion, industry, civil society, art.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

An Irish diplomat in London during the Blitz, 1941

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

In a sequel of sorts to our last blog post on the 'Emergency', what did an Irish diplomat see and hear while in London during the Blitz of 1941?

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Digital Atlas of Fethard launched

Monday, 27 August 2018

As part of Heritage Week, the Digital Atlas of Fethard was launched after a conference and walking tour

Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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