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Street View virtual tour of Academy House launched

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Take a tour of the main public rooms and Library of Academy House on Dawson Street, using Google's Street View technology


Call for Membership Future Earth Ireland (FEI) Social Media Co-Ordinator

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

(FEI) is looking for an early career researcher to join its membership and contribute to the initiative.

Policy and International Relations

The future for PhDs in Ireland report

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The future for PhDs in Ireland: objectives, implications and recommendations for engineering and computer science in the context of 'Innovation 2020'

Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Medieval Townscapes

Monday, 30 May 2016

IHTA Seminar 2016: Medieval Townscapes: comparative perspectives through the Irish and British historic towns atlases 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: City Drawings by Kathy Prendergast

Saturday, 28 May 2016

A series-in-progress that aimed to create an individual cartographic sketch of every capital city in the world.

Art and Architecture of Ireland, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Publications

The UK and Ireland: The UK's Referendum on EU Membership

Thursday, 26 May 2016

A joint initiative of the RIA and the British Academy to consider the implications of a potential UK withdrawal from the EU. 

Policy and International Relations

Book of Ballymote Conference 5-6 February 2015

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Listen back to lectures from our Book of Ballymote conference


Winners of the 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Monday, 23 May 2016

The awards are jointly presented by the Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce.

Grants and Awards

Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016

In 2016 the Royal Irish Academy will award two Gold Medals: one in the Humanities and one in the Life Sciences. 

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Show me your data Galway

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Academy visited the ‘City of the Tribes’ on Wednesday 18 May for the second instalment of the Engineering and Computer Science Lecture Series. 

Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee


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