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Mary Kelly Women in leadership Masterclass

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Dr Mary Kelly gave the third in our Women in Leadership Series, that sees outstanding women leaders share their experiences with the next generation of female leaders to inspire, motivate and mentor.

Public Engagement, Masterclass Series, Women in Leadership

Call for papers: Irish Studies in International Affairs

Thursday, 10 May 2018

We are seeking good quality papers from academics, policy-makers and PhD students


Survival and the citizen: Micro-dialogues on key challenges

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Read the first in a series of 'microdialogues' - online conversations between two experts on key challenges for modern society. The first addresses end-of-life care and the right to die.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Ethics, Politics, Law and Philosophy Committee, Micro-dialogues

New publication: More Maps and Texts edited by Clarke and Gearty

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

More Maps and Texts: sources and the Irish Historic Towns Atlas edited by H.B. Clarke and Sarah Gearty is available to buy online now. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Karl Marx and the DIB: John Wheatley

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

19 May is the 149th anniversary of the birth of John Wheatley (1869–1930), a Co. Waterford native and childhood emigrant to Scotland

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Karl Marx and the DIB: Mary Burns

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Coinciding with the opening in the IFI of the narrative film The young Karl Marx we feature a prominent figure in the film, Mary Burns.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Karl Marx and the DIB

Thursday, 3 May 2018

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the German scholar and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx on 5 May 1818. At intervals throughout the month, we will feature articles from the Royal Irish Academy’s...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

NEW BOOK: Enfranchising Ireland? Identity, citizenship and state

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

This book explores the origin and evolution of the concepts of citizenship and identity in Ireland


Gene Editing: Technologies, Potential and Ethical Implications

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

On Thursday 26 April 2018, The Life and Medical Sciences Committee presented a one-day conference addressing the wide-ranging implications of gene editing techniques for all of life and medical science.

Science Committees, Life and Health Sciences Committee

Transforming the Future of Ageing

Friday, 27 April 2018

SAPEA call for nomination of experts.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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