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Heritage Podcast: The Accidental Oral HistorianMonday, 5 November 2018
In this podcast, Katherine O'Donnell, director of an Irish Research Council project on recording the archival and oral history of the Irish Magdalenes, reveals how she came to undertake the project.
Heritage Podcast: Is contemporary collecting a risky business? Current practice and future questions at the National Museum of IrelandMonday, 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.
Heritage Podcast: 14 Henrietta Street – the making of a museumMonday, 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...
Heritage Podcast: In time of inquisition: preserving and using the archives of the Irish Catholic ChurchTuesday, 16 October 2018
John McCafferty, UCD discusses the importance of the archives of Catholic religious congregations and dioceses for writing the history of Ireland.
Heritage Podcast: National Libraries as memory keepersThursday, 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 story...
10 years on, was austerity worth it? Debating Austerity, the RIA’s volume on the crisis and recovery, is now free to downloadWednesday, 26 September 2018
Free from the RIA to mark ten years since the bank guarantee: our definitive volume on the crisis and recovery
Serve on the Standing Committee for International AffairsThursday, 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.
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.
Report from Twenty Years after the Belfast Agreement 1998: A Young Person’s Guide to the FutureThursday, 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.
Survival and the citizen: Micro-dialogues on key challengesThursday, 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.