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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.


Modern Ireland in 100 artworks: a gift for you

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

If every artwork tells a story, can 100 years of artworks tell the story of our nation? Download your free ebook and reflect on Ireland’s story of creativity.

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Live Stream of Information Event for IPCC 6th Assessment Cycle

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

Would you like to have your portrait painted?

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Emma Teeling, MRIA writes about the Women on Walls campaign in our Annual Review 2015-16.

Science Committees, Public Engagement

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

Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee - Our Work

Thursday, 6 April 2017

The committee has presented the following programme of events and activities which have been held at the Royal Irish Academy and elsewhere.

Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

Call for papers

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Proposals for papers for Symposium on Human Rights and the Humanities: Culture and Critique on 7 December 2017.

Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

Bending the rules to square the circle

Thursday, 6 April 2017

An Impossible Task? Read the blog post by Peter Lynch, MRIA. Published in our Annual Review 2016

Science Committees, Public Engagement

DRI short-listed for 2017 eGovernment Award!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

DRI are shortlisted for the exhibition Frongoch and 1916: Recreating a Lost Landscape, launched in December 2016.

Digital Repository of Ireland

'Ability and industry scarcely credible': Johann Kaspar Zeuss and Grammatica Celtica

Monday, 3 April 2017

The latest Library blog post, written by Charles Dillon, editor of the Academy's Foclóir Stairiúil Gaeilge, looks at the 'founder of Celtic studies'.

Library, Library Blog, Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge


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