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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

Redmond and Carson: bloodshed, borders and beyond

Friday, 27 April 2018

Watch the Academy Discourse given by Professor Alvin Jackson, Hon. MRIA marking the anniversary of the death of John Redmond.

Decade of Centenaries, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Discourse Series

Brexit, Trump and the new populism

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Latest issue of Irish Studies in International Affairs to be launched at conference on 'Multilateralism and Interdependence' on 2 May

Publications, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Dr Junsi Wang wins Young Chemist Prize 2017

Friday, 20 April 2018

This award which is sponsored by Henkel, is granted to the most outstanding Irish Ph.D. thesis in the general area of the chemical sciences.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Academy Gold Medals: Call for nominations

Friday, 20 April 2018

In 2018 the Academy will award two Gold Medals: one in the Humanities and one in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

Gold Medals, Public Engagement


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