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Heritage Podcast: In time of inquisition: preserving and using the archives of the Irish Catholic Church

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

John McCafferty, UCD discusses the importance of the archives of Catholic religious congregations and dioceses for writing the history of Ireland.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Heritage Podcast

The 2019 Antonio Feltrinelli Prizes

Monday, 15 October 2018

The Accademia dei Lincei in Rome, Italy have issued a call for the 2019 Antonio Feltrinelli Prizes.

Policy and International Relations

Call For Nominations Of Experts: Strengthening Research Evaluation: A Global Assessment and Dialogue

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The InterAcademy Partnership intends on undertaking an evidence-based study of current research evaluation practices around the world and across disciplines.

Policy and International Relations

DIFP and second-level history

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Explore how DIFP can be used in the classrom through both our online archive and dedicated educational resources

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Heritage Podcast: National Libraries as memory keepers

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Dr. Sandra Collins, Director of the National Library of Ireland, discusses how national libraries are memory keepers for their countries, collecting and keeping safe memories that share the culture, heritage and story...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Heritage Podcast

Royal Irish Academy-Royal Society International Exchange Cost-Share Programme 2018 awardees

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The 2018 awardees are Prof Ken Duffy (National University of Ireland Maynooth) and Dr Paula Bourke (Dublin Institute of Technology).

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards, Royal Irish Academy-Royal Society International Exchange Cost Share Programme

Chris Bean discusses 'Recent insights into how the Earth works: embracing uncertainty'

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Watch an interview and full discourse with Professor Chris Bean in which he discusses predictability and uncertainty in forecasting volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

The sinking of the RMS Leinster, 10 October 1918

Monday, 8 October 2018

The sinking of RMS Leinster on 10 October 1918 is the worst maritime disaster recorded in the Irish Sea. It also had the potential to become an issue in attempts to bring the First World War to an end.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Irish Historic Towns Atlas collaborate with the Heritage Council and Dublin Festival of History

Friday, 5 October 2018

The collaboration between the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) and the Heritage Council was celebrated this week with the launch of the IHTA Layer on and the Digital Atlas of Fethard as well as...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Michel Déon Prize Shortlist Announced

Friday, 5 October 2018

The six shortlisted titles for the inaugural Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction has been announced today.

Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee, Grants and Awards, Public Engagement


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