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Call for nominations: All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values 2019

Thursday, 13 September 2018

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Serve on the Standing Committee for International Affairs

Thursday, 13 September 2018

The Royal Irish Academy is issuing an open call seeking expressions of interest to serve on the Standing Committee for International Affairs (SCIA), for its new four year term commencing January 2019. 

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Call for nominations of participants to sit on the “Respect and Dialogue” Steering Committee

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Nominations welcome from science, policy, religion, industry, civil society, art.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

An Irish diplomat in London during the Blitz, 1941

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

In a sequel of sorts to our last blog post on the 'Emergency', what did an Irish diplomat see and hear while in London during the Blitz of 1941?

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Digital Atlas of Fethard launched

Monday, 27 August 2018

As part of Heritage Week, the Digital Atlas of Fethard was launched after a conference and walking tour

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

€10,000 Non-fiction book prize launched today

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The inaugural Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction will be awarded by the Royal Irish Academy in December 2018 for the best non-fiction book by a writer domiciled in Ireland.

Grants and Awards

'The Doegen Records: putting faces to voices from the past'

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The latest Library blog post commemorates the 90th anniversary of the recording of Irish speakers by Dr Wilhelm Doegen of Berlin and celebrates new images of the speakers thanks to the National Folklore Collection, UCD

Library, Library Blog

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

To mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the world renowned Eastern Tomb at Knowth, we are publishing free online our six books on Excavations at Knowth via the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Publications, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee Archaeology, Public Engagement

Éire signs and the 'Emergency'

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The recent hot weather saw a number of archaeological remains come to light across the country, but a gorse fire on Bray Head revealed a remnant of the more recent past: a World War Two vintage 'Éire' sign.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

2018 InterAcademy Partnership Call for Proposals

Friday, 3 August 2018

Nominations are now being sought for the 2018 InterAcademy Partnership Call.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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