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Heritage Podcast: Is contemporary collecting a risky business? Current practice and future questions at the National Museum of Ireland

Monday, 22 October 2018

Lynn Scarff discusses...A crucial element of the museum is the human connection it offers. For both visitors and researchers, the museum has potentially a very different interaction with our history.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Heritage Podcast

Heritage Podcast: 14 Henrietta Street – the making of a museum

Monday, 22 October 2018

Charles Duggan discusses...From splendid Georgian beginnings to squalid tenement dwellings, the 14 Henrietta Street museum seeks to interpret and exhibit Dublin’s rich and chequered social history through the stories...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Heritage Podcast

Heritage Podcast: In time of inquisition: preserving and using the archives of the Irish Catholic Church

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

John McCafferty, UCD discusses the importance of the archives of Catholic religious congregations and dioceses for writing the history of Ireland.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Heritage Podcast

Heritage Podcast: National Libraries as memory keepers

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Dr. Sandra Collins, Director of the National Library of Ireland, discusses how national libraries are memory keepers for their countries, collecting and keeping safe memories that share the culture, heritage and...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Heritage Podcast

10 years on, was austerity worth it? Debating Austerity, the RIA’s volume on the crisis and recovery, is now free to download

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Free from the RIA to mark ten years since the bank guarantee: our definitive volume on the crisis and recovery

Publications, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Serve on the Standing Committee for International Affairs

Thursday, 13 September 2018

The Royal Irish Academy is issuing an open call seeking expressions of interest to serve on the Standing Committee for International Affairs (SCIA), for its new four year term commencing January 2019. 

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Everything you wanted to know about Knowth in six volumes: now available free online

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

To mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the world renowned Eastern Tomb at Knowth, we are publishing free online our six books on Excavations at Knowth via the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Publications, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee Archaeology, Public Engagement

Report from Twenty Years after the Belfast Agreement 1998: A Young Person’s Guide to the Future

Thursday, 28 June 2018

A succinct report from the conversation about the main issues facing young people in Ireland twenty years after the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee

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, Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee, Micro-dialogues

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

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