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Snap that: Life through the lens of Ireland’s 18- to 25-year-olds

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Calling 18- to 25-year-olds on the island of Ireland to tell the story of your generation through your smartphone lens. Photographs with accompanying captions will be selected for an online exhibition. Closing date for...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Call for Papers for International Conference: Trust in Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape

Thursday, 6 August 2020

PERITIA calls for abstracts for an International Conference on Trust and Media

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Grangegorman Histories feature in GDA Summer Newsletter

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

The launch of the Grangegorman Histories website and foundation document is a focal point of the Grangegorman Development Agency's (GDA) Summer Newsletter.

Grangegorman Histories

Call for Experts: IAP Biosecurity Working Group

Friday, 31 July 2020

The ad hoc group will now be formally reconstituted.

Policy and International Relations

Call for candidates: ERC Scientific Council for Horizon Europe

Friday, 31 July 2020

The mandate for members of the scientific council will commence 1 January 2021.

Policy and International Relations

ALLEA urges European Parliament to protect Horizon Europe from budget cuts

Thursday, 30 July 2020

The EU head of states’ deal on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027) and on the COVID-19 pandemic recovery funds represents a severe and long-term threat to Europe’s capacities as a world leader in...

Policy and International Relations

Prize Question 2020: ‘What can science achieve during pandemics?’

Thursday, 30 July 2020

The Austrian Academy of Sciences will award prizes for the best essays.

Policy and International Relations

DIB Explorers: Beatrice Grimshaw, author and traveller

Thursday, 30 July 2020

The last explorer in our series is Beatrice Ethel Grimshaw, who started her career as a sports journalist and long-distance cyclist before travelling extensively in the South Seas and Australasia and settling in...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB Explorers: Arthur Montagu Gwynn, doctor and naturalist

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

A medical doctor, naturalist and explorer, the intrepid Arthur Montagu Gwynn was described by one of his granddaughters as ‘having a gun under his bed, a bullet hole in his arm and crocodile skins under his stairs’.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Evolution of the microchip

Monday, 27 July 2020

Latest Library Blog post. This month we are very pleased to welcome guest writer, David Fegan, MRIA, who takes us through the history of the microchip.   

Library, Library Blog


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