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The DIB and revolutionary women: Charlotte Despard

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Kate O'Malley of the Dictionary of Irish Biography will be giving a talk on 'Irish Revolutionary Women and the Wider World' in Muckross House, Killarney on Friday 12 April. She will be looking at the later life of...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Academic freedom and institutional autonomy: Commitments must be followed by action

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

ALLEA, EUA and Science Europe call to protect academic freedom and safeguard institutional autonomy by providing and honouring sound regulatory frameworks.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

DIB entry of the day: Katherine Conolly

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

As part of the RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Gabrielle M. Ashford this Wednesday presents her lecture 'Ties that endure – the lives and correspondence of three eighteenth-century sisters – Katherine Conolly, Jane...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

World Science Forum 2019 – Call for Panelists

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Call for nominations of early career researchers to participate in the Plenary Sessions at the World Science Forum 21-23 November 2019, Budapest, Hungary.

Policy and International Relations

DIB entries of the day: Lollie and Lily Yeats

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

As part of the current RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Lucy Collins delivered her lecture '"Who will ever say again that poetry does not pay?": The Yeats Sisters and the Cuala Press ' at Academy House.

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

'"A little remnant of the work of the ancients" 23 N 10: the Book of Ballycummin'

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Listen back to the Library’s 4th Irish Manuscripts Conference in partnership with Roinn na Sean-Ghaeilge, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad.

Library, Public Engagement

Mrs Somerville – ‘queen of nineteenth-century science’

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Fifth and final blog post in our series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'.

Library, Library Blog

New DIFP exhibition in National Archives on Ireland's application to join the League of Nations, 1923

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Our April exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland looks at Ireland's admission to the post-WW1 League of Nations.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

'Dáil Éireann: the first 100 years, 1919–2019'

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

This one-day conference held on 11 December 2018 produced in partnership with the Houses of the Oireachtas to mark the 100th anniversary of Dáil Éireann is is now available to watch online.

Decade of Centenaries, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

DIB entry of the day: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

As part of the current RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Margaret Ward today delivers her lecture ‘“A precious boon” in difficult times – Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and her sisters’ at Academy House. To accompany that...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography


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