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2021 Academy Gold Medal in the Social Sciences: call for nominations

Monday, 12 April 2021

In 2021, the Academy will award a Gold Medal in the Social Sciences to an individual who has made a demonstrable and internationally recognised outstanding scholarly contribution to their field. 

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Watch Achieving Ireland's climate action ambitions

Monday, 12 April 2021

The RIA Engineering and Computer Sciences committee hosted a conference entitled ‘Achieving Ireland’s Climate Action Ambitions’ online on 25 February 2021.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Watch Climate Change and Land in Ireland

Monday, 12 April 2021

In the fourth in this series of Climate Conversations, Dr Eamon Haughey discussed the challenges in the land system and the role land can play in climate mitigation and adaptation in Ireland.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

NORF Launches National Open Research Landscape Report Consultation

Friday, 9 April 2021

Individuals and institutions/organisations from the research community in Ireland are invited to provide comments on the National Open Research Landscape Report.

Digital Repository of Ireland

History of Emotions Podcast Series No. 4: 'From grief to wonder: exploring emotions in Irish History'

Friday, 9 April 2021

This podcast explores revolutionary solidarity among Irish and other international radicals as a feeling of belonging:  'Belonging: feeling solidarity in the interwar world', Dr Maurice Casey

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee

History of Emotions Podcast Series. No. 3 'From grief to wonder: exploring emotions in Irish History'

Thursday, 1 April 2021

The third of six podcasts works on questions of protest, public order and critical legal theory: 'Anger and public space', Dr Illan Wall

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee

Frédéric Dias, MRIA: Applied Mathematician

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Professor Dias's research is aimed at better understanding the power of ocean waves.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

New online exhibition

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

The Cathach of Colum Cille: The story of an ancient Irish manuscript. 


Vaccine Questions Ep3: Getting the jab with Dr Lucy Jessop

Monday, 29 March 2021

Join  Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health at the National Immunisation Office as she explains when, where and how people will get their vaccination shots.

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee

Pandora’s box: The re-discovery of the Cathach of Colum Cille

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Latest Library Blog post. With launch of the new online exhibition we head back to 1813 and look at the circumstances surrounding the 're-discovery' of the sixth-century manuscript, the Cathach. 

Library, Library Blog


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