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Call for Nominations: Meat Alternatives (Biosciences Programme)

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

EASAC is now inviting expert nominations for a new Working Group.

Policy and International Relations

Watch: The Centenary of the Anglo Irish Debates

Friday, 17 December 2021

If you missed the recent conference on the Centenary of the Anglo Irish Debates, you can watch it now online.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee

Applications open for the Nowlan Digitisation Scheme

Friday, 17 December 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that the Nowlan Digitisation scheme is open to those working with archaeological sources and resources for the first time until 15 February 2022.

Grants and Awards

Available now: 'Ireland 1922' and 'The Handover'

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Order now to receive them in time for Christmas.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

DRI Welcomes Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council as Member

Thursday, 16 December 2021

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce that Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCoCo) has joined as our latest member.

Digital Repository of Ireland

RIA Library External Quality Review

Thursday, 16 December 2021

This report outlines the proceedings of the external quality review for the Royal Irish Academy Library.


Climate and Society in Ireland podcast ep. 4: Graeme Warren

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

In the final episode of Climate and Society in Ireland, Gill Plunkett talks to Graeme Warren about the impact of climate change on the earliest human settlement of Ireland.

Publications, Climate and Society in Ireland

DRI and Reuse of Research Data

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) has recently added new citation functionality to the Repository to facilitate more efficient referencing to arts, humanities, and social sciences digital data in academic research...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Watch Ireland's Grasslands and Carbon

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

In the sixth in this series of Climate Conversations held on 24 November 2021, Professor Matthew Saunders gave a talk on Ireland's Grasslands and Carbon.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Support for UK’s involvement in EU’s research and development programme

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

The Irish Government has been urged by the Royal Irish Academy to use its influence with the European Commission to finalise the United Kingdom’s association with Horizon Europe, the European Union’s largest ever...

Policy and International Relations


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