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Cultural Consequences of Covid-19: Understanding the Pandemic

Monday, 4 July 2022

Watch two leading cultural critics  analyse the impact of the pandemic in conversation no 10 of the RIA online series Perspectives and Pathways in a Time of Crisis.

Policy and International Relations, Covid-19 Research Response

Update to RIA Library reading room services

Monday, 4 July 2022

Library closure: 8-19 August 2022.


RIA Library at DCDC22 History Day

Monday, 4 July 2022

Come visit the virtual stand of the Royal Irish Academy Library at DCDC22 History Day on 13 July 2022.


Ice Age bone samples reveal DNA links between wolves and dogs

Friday, 1 July 2022

Bone samples believed to be dogs or wolves have been discovered at an archaeological excavation at Ballynamintra Cave, Co. Waterford.

Archaeology Research Excavation Grant, Public Engagement

Watch: Irish higher education’s response to the crisis facing displaced students and researchers

Friday, 1 July 2022

If you missed our webinar outlining the supports to displaced students and researchers arriving in Ireland you can watch it now.

Policy and International Relations

“If you are to go out sir, then we’ll all go out together” – The Heroics of Tom Crean

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

In our latest Library Blog post we sail away to Antarctica with Tom Crean in a post co-authored by RIA Deputy Librarian Meadhbh Murphy and author Tim Foley.

Library, Library Blog

28 June 1922: The Assault on the Four Courts

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Read John Borgonovo's essay detailing the beginnings of the Irish Civil War on Century Ireland. 

Publications, Ireland 1922

Extension of the call for nominations for the 2023 Academy Gold Medals in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

The closing date for nominations has been extended until Monday, 18 July at 17:00.  

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Funding approved for Decade of Centenaries Bursaries and Praeger Grants in Natural History projects

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

The Academy is pleased to confirm that fourteen projects have been funded under the new Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme this year as well as awarding funding for four projects under this year's Praeger Grants in...

Decade of Centenaries, Grants and Awards

IHTA Website Survey

Monday, 27 June 2022

We are looking for feedback on the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Website.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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