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Call for Nominations for the 2019 World Data System Data Stewardship Award

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Annual prize celebrating contributions of early career researchers to the involvement of scientific data stewardship through their (1) engagement with the community, (2) academic achievements, and (3) innovations.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

DIB entry of the day: Mary Ann Hutton

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Today we present the biography of the remarkable Irish-language scholar and writer Mary Ann Hutton (1862–1953): the first woman to be proposed for, and refused, membership of the Royal Irish Academy.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Member Profile: Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, a world leading scholar and practitioner in fields of law, political science and public policy, was admitted as an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 24 May 2019.


Two women and the Royal Irish Academy

Monday, 27 May 2019

In this month's Library Blog post, Turlough O'Riordan of the Dictionary of Irish Biography, looks at the issues surrounding the election of women to the Royal Irish Academy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

Library, Library Blog, Dictionary of Irish Biography

Nicola Sturgeon in Conversation with Dearbhail McDonald

Monday, 27 May 2019

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon participated in a wide-ranging discussion with journalist Dearbhail McDonald including a short Q&A session to close in the Royal Irish Academy on 27 May 2019.

Public Engagement

Launch of the Strategic Plan

Friday, 24 May 2019

Today (Friday, 24 May 2019), amongst new and current Members, the Royal Irish Academy launches its 2019-23 Strategic Plan.

Membership, Public Engagement

27 New Members elected to the Academy

Friday, 24 May 2019

On Friday 24 May Professor Peter Kennedy, PRIA welcomed these 27 eminent scholars to the Royal Irish Academy.


Libraries and Archives Roundtable

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Forum facilitating discussions on library and archive issues in relation to heritage and culture, with a particular focus on Heritage 2030. 

Library, Policy and International Relations

Call for Nominations: 2019 Young Physician Leaders

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The InterAcademy Partnership are currently seeking to identify up to 20 outstanding Young Physician Leaders under the age of 40.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

IHTA Seminar 2019 and Drogheda Launches

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

In a busy week for the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Project, IHTA no. 29, Drogheda/Droichead Átha by Ned Mc Hugh was launched in the Highlanes Gallery and Academy House, there were two public lectures on Dublin port and...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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