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Nominations are invited for the prestigious Baillet Latour Health Prize

Monday, 22 July 2019

This personal award is granted every year for outstanding achievements in biomedical research.

Policy and International Relations

Who was Paul Strzelecki?

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

This month's Library Blog post takes a look at our current exhibition ‘A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine: Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands'

Library, Library Blog

Knowledge Frontiers Symposium

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Call for applications to attend the British Academy and the Royal Irish Academy's Knowledge Frontiers Symposium on Friday 31 January & Saturday 1 February 2020 in Dublin.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

SAPEA : new report on science advice for policy

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

This new report says that science advice offers unique benefits to policymakers in tackling global challenges like climate change.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

Calls open for the 2020 Wolf Prize

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Since 1978 Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts are awarded to outstanding artists and scientists with distinguished international careers for their achievements for the benefit of mankind and brotherly relations among...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The DIB on the Fourth of July: First Mother

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Read about the life of Elizabeth Jackson, the mother of America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson, who hailed from Co. Antrim, by Dr Linde Lunney.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

New DIFP exhibition in National Archives on Irish relief aid to Europe after WW2

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Our July exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland deals with a little-known aspect of Ireland’s foreign relations: the extensive provision of relief aid across Europe in the aftermath of the Second...

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Academies call for a sustainable European data governance approach

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

This ALLEA/Royal Society Discussion Paper examines how a European approach to data governance can unlock the full potential of data-based technologies, while at the same time safeguarding European values.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Member Profile: Isabel Torres

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Professor Isabel Torres, an expert in Spanish Golden Age Literature was admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 24 May 2019.



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