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Christmas in Berlin, 1939

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Read an Irish diplomat's accounts of Christmas (and New Year) in the German capital months after the outbreak of the Second World War.


Making a new Book of Knockninny 1718

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Three hundred years ago this month, Irish scribes were busy working on a new Irish manuscript. It was to be known as the Book of Knockninny.

Library, Library Blog

Royal Irish Academy Culture and Heritage Working Group Publish Series of Papers

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

RIA Response to the Creative Ireland Programme

Policy and International Relations

Rural Conversation Podcast No. 1: Delivering economic development in rural Ireland

Monday, 17 December 2018

Rural Conversation No. 1: ‘Delivering economic development in rural Ireland’ launched the series and this first event was hosted by Cathal O’Donoghue, Dean of Arts, NUIG on 8 November 2018.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Expert Statement: The Social Sciences and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Disciplines in Ireland

Thursday, 13 December 2018

This Expert Statement outlines the relationship between the STEM disciplines and the social sciences in Ireland through an analysis of the sites of collaboration, opportunities and challenges, and policy initiatives....

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Closing 19 December - US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Applications closing on 19 December 2018 for the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards 2019.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

New statement from ALLEA on Plan S

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

ALLEA, (All European Academies - the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities), has released a statement considering Plan S, the initiative for open access publishing supported by a consortium of...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Major achievement for EASAC

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) has been awarded "Think Tank of the Year".

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Irish Research Council’s Researcher of the Year awards 2018

Monday, 10 December 2018

The Royal Irish Academy would like to congratulate Professor Anna Davies MRIA of Trinity College Dublin on being named as the main Researcher of the Year. 

Policy and International Relations

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 118C now available in print and online

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

This latest volume contains eleven important contributions that showcase the journal’s ambitious disciplinary and chronological range.



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