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Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee - Our Work

Thursday, 6 April 2017

The committee has presented the following programme of events and activities which have been held at the Royal Irish Academy and elsewhere.

Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

DRI short-listed for 2017 eGovernment Award!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

DRI are shortlisted for the exhibition Frongoch and 1916: Recreating a Lost Landscape, launched in December 2016.

Digital Repository of Ireland

'Ability and industry scarcely credible': Johann Kaspar Zeuss and Grammatica Celtica

Monday, 3 April 2017

The latest Library blog post, written by Charles Dillon, editor of the Academy's Foclóir Stairiúil Gaeilge, looks at the 'founder of Celtic studies'.

Library, Library Blog, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Dr Natalie Harrower appointed Director of Digital Repository of Ireland

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Digital Repository of Ireland are pleased to announce that Dr Natalie Harrower has been appointed Director.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Launch of RIA Brexit Taskforce

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Royal Irish Academy's Brexit Taskforce holds inaugural meeting.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

RIA Joint Statement with UK Academies on Triggering of Article 50

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Royal Irish Academy and the UK Academies today released a joint statement on higher education, research and innovation, following the formal invocation of Article 50 by the UK Government.

Policy and International Relations

The Book of Uí Mhaine International Conference

Monday, 27 March 2017

Listen back to this two-day conference on one of our major Gaelic medieval manuscripts


ALLEA - The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (Revised Edition)

Friday, 24 March 2017

ALLEA publishes revised edition of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. Lead author was Dr Maura Hiney (HRB), the Academy's expert nominee to ALLEA working group.

Policy and International Relations

Genome Editing: Scientific Opportunities, Public Interests and Policy Options in the European Union

Thursday, 23 March 2017

New EASAC report on genome editing advises European policy-makers on how to approach groundbreaking research on plants, animals, microbes and humans.

Policy and International Relations

The Haliday Collection & the DIB

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

"‘No ydle person or vaccabonde shall repayre or hawnte within the same shire … upon payne of hanging, onles he have juste cawse"*

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography


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