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Profile of the Social Sciences in Ireland

Thursday, 11 May 2017

An overview of the work being carried out in Higher Education Institutions in the Republic of Ireland published by the Social Sciences Committee.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Royal Irish Academy Brexit Taskforce Survey now Online

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The RIA Brexit Taskforce invites all academics to complete a short survey.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

Research in Data Science: public vs privately funded

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The RIA Engineering and Computer Science Committee is sponsoring a panel at the Government's Data Summit on 15 and 16 June 2017 in the Convention Centre, Dublin.

Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Launch of Archaeology 2025

Thursday, 4 May 2017

On 2 May Dr Ann Lynch officially launched Archaeology 2025: Strategic Pathways for Archaeology in Ireland at an event in Academy House. 

Standing Committee Archaeology

Information Session on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - 6th Assessment Cycle

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency organised an information session on the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during its 6th Assessment Cycle on 12 April. The event was hosted by the Royal...

Social Sciences Committee, Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

IHTA Towns in the eighteenth century now available online

Monday, 24 April 2017

Irish Historic Towns Atlases of Maynooth, Dundalk and Dublin, part II, 1610 to 1756 are now freely available to search or download. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Launch of Archaeology 2025: Strategic Pathways for Archaeology in Ireland

Friday, 21 April 2017

Archaeology 2025: Strategic Pathways for Archaeology in Ireland will be launched by Minster Heather Humphreys on Tuesday, 2 May at 18:00.

Standing Committee Archaeology

Our new President

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, a world expert in wireless communications, is the 56th President of the Royal Irish Academy.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

This is a live stream for the information event on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during its 6th Assessment Cycle. The event will begin at 11am on Wednesday 12 April.

Science Committees

The Haliday Collection & the DIB: J. P. Prendergast

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

John Patrick Prendergast, author of The Cromwellian settlement of Ireland (1863), supported the publication of Haliday's Scandinavian kingdom of Dublin (1882), and recorded details of Haliday's life for posterity.

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography


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