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The 2019 John Maddox Prize

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.

Policy and International Relations

Pride month DIB entry: the ‘Ladies of Llangollen’

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

To mark Pride 2019 the DIB is publishing its entries on celebrated diarist Sarah Ponsonby (1755–1831) and her life partner Lady Eleanor Butler (c.1739–1829), known as the ‘Ladies of Llangollen’.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Member Profile: Tom Lodge

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Tom Lodge, contemporary political historian was admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 24 May 2019.


Call for contributions: Open Consultation on FAIR data in the Humanities

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Working with data in the humanities? Consider contributing to the ALLEA e-Humanities draft recommendations.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Member Profile: Alan Irvine

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Alan Irvine who has a long-standing research record in hereditary skin disease was admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 24 May 2019.


Discovering Thomas Moore’ exhibition and launch of ERIN website

Monday, 17 June 2019

If you missed our Thomas Moore Exhibition, 17 June- 28 February 2020, you can listen back to the accompanying lectures and blog post on our exhibition page


Member Profile: Moyra Haslett

Monday, 17 June 2019

Professor Moyra Haslett, principal investigator for the Irish Song database was admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 24 May 2019.


Celebrating Bloomsday: Nora Barnacle in the DIB

Saturday, 15 June 2019

The DIB is publishing its entry for Nora Barnacle, life-partner of James Joyce. The couple had their first date on 16 June 1904, a date immortalised in his novel Ulysses (1922) and thereafter celebrated as 'Bloomsday'. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Member Profile: Yuri Gunko

Friday, 14 June 2019

Professor Yuri Gunko, a world-leading expert in inorganic materials chemistry was admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 24 May 2019.


'Global food and nutrition security: the role of innovation'

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Watch Professor Wayne Powell's (SRUC) Academy discourse where he discussed Global Food and nutrition security in April 2019.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series


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