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DIFP involved in seminar to mark 90 years of formal Irish-American diplomatic relations

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014 was the 90th anniversary of the formal commencement of Irish-American diplomatic relations, marking the day in 1924 when Prof Timothy A. Smiddy presented his credentials to President Coolidge in...

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Hamilton Day 2014

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Commemorating the anniversary of William Rowan Hamilton’s historical discovery of the formula for quaternion algerbra, the Academy put together a programme of events on Thursday, 16 October 2014.

Grants and Awards, Hamilton Day

DIFP IX almost ready to go to print

Thursday, 25 September 2014

We completed the prelims to DIFP IX, checked the index and gave the text of the volume a final once over. By the end of September DIFP IX was almost ready for print.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Future Earth Townhall

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

On the 17 September 2014 the Royal Irish Academy hoste the first national Future Earth townhall.

Policy and International Relations

The text of DIFP IX is complete

Monday, 25 August 2014

We finally got the introduction and the prelims and endmatter of DIFP IX completed and off for copyediting in the first weeks of August. It was a very time-consuming period as there were a complicated series of...

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Writing the introduction to DIFP IX

Friday, 25 July 2014

With the body text of DIFP IX finalised our attention turned to writing the introduction to DIFP IX.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

An Introduction to Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Friday, 27 June 2014

This weekend marks the start of the Royal Irish Academy’s collaboration with the Irish Times entitled Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks.

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Summer 2014 outreach under way

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

In early June Kate and Michael finished the mammoth task of checking the text of DIFP IX by reading out loud the typescript of our new volume against the original documents. This is in-depth and rigorous work - we have...

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

DIFP IX to cover overseas adoption of Irish children

Sunday, 25 May 2014

The typing of DIFP IX is almost complete, as it the checking of the text. As the month draws to a close we are working in the Spring of 1951 and have just 50 documents left to go. One of the emerging themes of the last...

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy


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