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Grants made under Archaeology Research Grants and Radiocarbon dates scheme 2020

Friday, 19 June 2020

The Royal Irish Academy has funded five projects under this year’s Archaeology Research Grants scheme. The Royal Irish Academy has also approved the awarding of eight radiocarbon dates to two researchers.

Grants and Awards

The latest Academy manuscript to go online

Friday, 19 June 2020

The Library holds one of the earliest known copies of Keating’s Foras feasa ar Éirinn. This 17th-century manuscript is now available to view in full via Irish Script On Screen.

Library

2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Life Sciences: call for nominations

Thursday, 18 June 2020

The Gold Medals are awarded to individuals who have made a demonstrable and internationally recognised outstanding scholarly contribution in their fields.

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

How linguistics can help the historian: Part VII

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

This instalment concludes the series, with an example of linguistics and archaeology working hand in glove to help date a recently discovered pair of Irish-language inscriptions written in the distinctive alphabet known...

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

Closing 17 June - 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

The closing date the nominations of candidates for the 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities is 17 June at 17:00.

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

James Hardiman: An Epistolary Life

Monday, 15 June 2020

In this month's Library Blog post Dr. Ciaran McDonough looks at the James Hardiman papers and how letters can be so valuable when writing historical biographies. 

Library, Library Blog

Report on historical mental health records seminar 16 May 2019

Monday, 15 June 2020

In May 2019, the Royal Irish Academy hosted a ground-breaking seminar on ‘Historical mental health records: the ethics of access and preservation policies’. This event explored current practices in Ireland and...

Grangegorman Histories

DIB Rogues: James Maclaine, highwayman

Monday, 15 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation. Working with...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB Rogues: William Burke, murderer

Monday, 15 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation.  Next in our...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

RIA Endorses Joint Statement on UK Government Student Controls

Sunday, 14 June 2020

The Academy has joined with the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Learned Society of Wales to issue a joint statement in response to the recently announced UK government student controls.

Policy and International Relations

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