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Kath Browne MRIA: Geographer

Monday, 27 March 2023

Professor Browne’s research focuses on creating new understandings of how societies differentiate and create hierarchies and inequalities. She seeks positive social change that recognises that where we are matters to...

Members Research Series

The RIA Library’s collaboration with the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

Friday, 24 March 2023

The latest library guest blog by Dr David Brown, Senior Researcher for the Virtual Treasury of Ireland, looks at how the Royal Irish Academy Library is helping to replace historical records destroyed by fire in 1922.

Library, Library Blog

DRI Welcomes Marsh's Library as Member

Wednesday, 22 March 2023

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce that Marsh's Library has joined as our latest member.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Pat Guiry elected as President

Thursday, 16 March 2023

Today at their Stated General Meeting, the Members of the Royal Irish Academy voted Professor Pat Guiry as their 58th President.


Annual Review 2022

Thursday, 16 March 2023

The 2022 Annual Review of the Royal Irish Academy is available now to view online and download.


Heritage Stewardship Fund 2023

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Council’s Heritage Stewardship Fund 2023.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Savita Halappanavar Memorial Collection published on the Digital Repository of Ireland

Tuesday, 14 March 2023

Dublin City Library and Archive (DCLA) have published the Savita Halappanavar Memorial Collection on the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI). This collection brings together photographs commissioned by DCLA in May 2018...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Watch the Hamilton Lecture 2022

Friday, 10 March 2023

If you missed the 2022 annual Royal Irish Academy Hamilton Lecture given by Professor Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton you can watch it now. Professor Wigderson spoke about 'Cryptography: secrets...

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day

A vibrant civic society in Ireland today: The role of the Church

Friday, 10 March 2023

If you missed this talk by Church of Ireland Archbishop John McDowell which took place in Benburb Priory, Co. Tyrone, you can watch it back now.

Public Engagement

Gold Medals for top Irish researchers shaping their fields

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Senator Malcolm Byrne, presented Jane Ohlmeyer MRIA with the 2023 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities and Jonathan N. Coleman MRIA with the 2023 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in the Physical and...

Gold Medals


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