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Filter News

GUBU – origins of the phrase

Monday, 12 February 2024

Read the latest DIB blog.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Watchback - Discourse Series | The Geometry of Chaos: From Climate Change to Foundations of Quantum Physics

Monday, 12 February 2024

Watch the recording of the Discourse Series with Tim Palmer Hon MRIA and Luke Drury MRIA that took place on 7 February 2024.

Discourse Series

Raymond Gillespie MRIA

Friday, 9 February 2024

We are deeply saddened by the death of our editor and colleague, Raymond Gillespie MRIA, on 8 February 2024.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Archaeology Research Grants and Radiocarbon Dates schemes open to applications

Friday, 9 February 2024

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to open applications for the Archaeology Research Grants and Radiocarbon dates schemes until 29 March 2024.

Grants and Awards

Announcing the 2024 DPASSH Conference: Collections as data / Data as collections

Friday, 9 February 2024

The Digital Repository of Ireland’s Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Conference 2024 will be co-hosted by the University of Limerick and Hunt Museum on 27-28th June 2024.

Digital Repository of Ireland

New Collection in DRI – Mathematics Teachers Participating in Lesson Study: Two Case Study Sites

Friday, 9 February 2024

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to announce that a new collection –  Mathematics teachers participating in Lesson Study: two case study sites – has been published in the Repository through the The...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Watch back: Celebrating the 170th anniversary of the Great Industrial Exhibition of Dublin

Friday, 9 February 2024

An initiative of the Royal Irish Academy’s Historical Studies Committee, consisting of a collaborative exhibition, plenary session and conference in collaboration with the RDS, and the National Gallery of Ireland across...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee

Book sales, brothers, and Bonaparte!

Tuesday, 6 February 2024

In our latest library blog, a recent donation with an intriguing inscription offers a window into the life of the Haliday family and their fascinating circle of friends.

Library, Library Blog

Trinity College and SADSI students through to the Irish Times debate finals, in a semi-final hosted by ARINS

Friday, 2 February 2024

There was full house in the Royal Irish Academy last night for the semi-finals of the Irish Times debate 

ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

EASAC report released: Towards an International Plastics Treaty

Friday, 2 February 2024

Systemic failures are driving rapid growth in production, consumption and leakage of plastics in the marine, terrestrial and freshwater environments, shows a new EASAC Commentary. The summary of the latest scientific...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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