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Shelfmarks with Niall Williams and Christine Breen

Thursday, 14 October 2021

In this bonus episode of Shelfmarks, Zoë Comyns chats to guest writers Niall and Christine about their own relationship with their garden and nature. 

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Climate, disease and society in late-medieval Ireland

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

In today's blog on Climate and Society in Ireland, Bruce Campbell and Francis Ludlow reflect on climate change as a major but neglected grand theme of late medieval Irish history. 

Publications, Publications Blog, Climate and Society in Ireland

Rathmines now published

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Dublin suburbs series, no. 2 Rathmines by Séamas Ó Maitiú is now available.   

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

ARINS podcast episode 4: What exactly is the Northern Ireland subvention?

Thursday, 7 October 2021

In this episode, John Doyle and John FitzGerald discuss the subject of the UK financial ‘subvention’ to Northern Ireland, which has been dominating the public debate on the economics of a united Ireland.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Shelfmarks with Amanda Bell

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

In episode 2 of our podcast Shelfmarks Zoë Comyns chats to guest writer Amanda Bell about Madam Dragon Fly, Cynthia Longfield, iridescence and poison.

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To what extent did climate change steer the trajectories of early societies?

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

In today's blog on Climate and Society in Ireland, Lisa Coyle McClung and Gill Plunkett review cultural change and the climate record in final prehistoric and early medieval Ireland.

Publications, Publications Blog, Climate and Society in Ireland

On the brink of Armageddon? Climate change, the archaeological record and human activity across the Bronze Age–Iron Age transition in Ireland

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

In today's blog on Climate and Society in Ireland, Benjamin Gearey et al. consider the cultural and climatic changes that took place in Ireland during the transition between Bronze Age and Iron Age.

Publications, Publications Blog, Climate and Society in Ireland

Human rights in a united Ireland

Monday, 27 September 2021

In today’s ARINS blog, Brice Dickson considers the protection of human rights in the north and south of Ireland, and asks what might change after a referendum?

Publications, Publications Blog, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Shelfmarks with Kerri ní Dochartaigh

Thursday, 23 September 2021

In this first episode of our podcast Shelfmarks, Zoë Comyns looks at an expedition to the islet of Rockall funded by the Royal Irish Academy in 1896.

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How did past drought phases impact upon human perception of their environment?

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

In today's blog on Climate and Society in Ireland, Gill Plunkett, David M. Brown and Graeme T. Swindles consider the impacts that droughts might have had on human populations in prehistoric...

Publications, Publications Blog, Climate and Society in Ireland

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