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How linguistics can help the historian: Part VI

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

This instalment outlines how we can scientifically retrieve the original pronunciation of ancient or medieval texts — even when the sounds of the letters are known to have changed over time.

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

DIB Rogues: Chicago May, blackmailer

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

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

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Members Research Series: Fergal O'Brien

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

In this series Members talk about their research fields to raise awareness of their work and to facilitate collaboration within the wider academic community.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Proposed Statement - Urbanization in Low and Middle Income Countries

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Experts are now sought to serve on a working group tasked with developing a statement on Urbanization in Low and Middle Income Countries

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Discover the Library’s digital collections

Monday, 8 June 2020

We have been working with our colleagues in the IT Department to improve our website which we hope will bring you closer to our collections.


The national conversation around COVID-19: The contributions of Academy stakeholders

Monday, 8 June 2020

The Royal Irish Academy welcomes this opportunity to profile our stakeholders’ important and timely initiatives.


Dig out your sporting memorabilia and contribute to 'Europeana Sport - Ireland’s Stories'!

Monday, 8 June 2020

With sport and games cancelled across Ireland, the Digital Repository of Ireland is asking people to dig out their sporting memorabilia and contribute to Europeana Sport - Ireland’s Stories.

Digital Repository of Ireland

DRI Batch Metadata Template Blog Part One: Metadata for Researchers

Monday, 8 June 2020

In the first of a short series of blog posts relating to the DRI's Batch Metadata Template, we define the concepts of metadata and metadata standards. We then move on to introduce the DRI Batch Metadata Template, and...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Stay at home: Oral history recording in the time of COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, 8 June 2020

New to the DRI blog: read about DRI's revised oral history workflows during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Repository of Ireland, COVID-19 Research Response

DIB Rogues: Anne Bonney, pirate

Monday, 8 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation. We start with Anne Bonney, perhaps...

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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