The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Academy Research Open Day

05 September 2022

Join us on 4 October to learn more about our research projects, library and publications

In 1785 the founding members of the Royal Irish Academy believed that research would bring enlightenment and tolerance; that ‘the increase of useful knowledge’ would create a better society and improve our world. Today, in an age of greater doubt and mistrust, even more value must be placed on rigorous enquiry, reliability of analysis and depth of knowledge. The Royal Irish Academy’s research projects and related library and publications infrastructures focus attention on vital topics: place, language, international relations, the lives of defining figures, the public history of institutions and ways to share knowledge.

Our Research Open Day aims to open windows onto research in action, allowing people to see all of the projects together, to understand how they work and what they and our library and publications efforts contribute to our society. Throughout the day, you will have a chance to attend lectures on various aspects of our research as well as demonstrations on how to use our resources, and Academy staff members will be available to answer any queries you may have.

You are welcome to join us for the day or to attend individual lectures. The event will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel and a recording will be made available. Find our more and book your free tickets.

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