Dictionary of Irish Biography
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DIB publishes diverse mix of new entries April 2023Wednesday, 19 April 2023
This April the Dictionary of Irish Biography is publishing 40 new entries, including a mix of contemporary figures, ‘missing persons’, specially commissioned biographies for our recently published book, Irish Sporting...
Interview with 'Irish Sporting Lives' editors Terry Clavin and Turlough O'Riordan (Books Ireland Magazine)Wednesday, 8 February 2023
Forgotten heroes, unforgettable failures, the tragic, talented lives cut short – would they feel disappointed to be lost to the archives or do they think they expected to end up there at all? Fiona Murphy of Books...
Academy inaugural Research Open DayTuesday, 18 October 2022
If you missed our first Research Open Day, you can watch it back now
Dictionary of Irish Biography adds 41 new entriesThursday, 22 September 2022
The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has published 41 new entries, with a mixture of contemporary figures and ‘missing persons’ – interesting older figures who have come to light thanks to recent scholarship.
Academy Research Open DayMonday, 5 September 2022
Join us on 4 October to learn more about our research projects, library and publications
A retirement and a new face at the Dictionary of Irish BiographyTuesday, 16 August 2022
Having worked with the Dictionary of Irish Biography since 1995, Dr James Quinn has retired as Managing Editor. His successor, Dr Eoin Kinsella, has previously worked with the RIA on a number of projects.
Dictionary of Irish Biography publishes 36 new entriesWednesday, 30 March 2022
The DIB has published its latest collection of new entries online, adding thirty-six new lives to its corpus of nearly 11,000.
Call for papers: 'Researching and Writing Irish Sporting Lives'Wednesday, 23 March 2022
A two day workshop and symposium dedicated to researching and uncovering the historical lives of Irish sporting men and women will take place 11–12 November 2022 in Belfast.
DIB editor Liz Evers on RTÉ Radio 1Monday, 21 March 2022
Book editor Liz Evers talks to 'The Business' about nineteenth century Irish entrepreneurs included in Irish Lives in America.
New DIB book ‘Irish lives in America’ publishedThursday, 18 November 2021
The Royal Irish Academy has published a special Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) collection, Irish lives in America (November 2021).