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New exhibition series in the National Archives of Ireland on 100 years of the Irish Foreign Service, 1919-2019

Thursday, 10 January 2019

In conjunction with our colleagues in the National Archives of Ireland we are curating a series of monthly exhibitions on the history of Irish foreign policy in the NAI throughout 2019.


Princess Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova: the woman who broke through the ‘august sanctuary’ of the male-dominated Russian Academy

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Dr Angela Byrne writes about Princess Dashkova for the fourth Blog post in our series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth...

Library, Library Blog

Call for nominations for the 2020 Louis-Jeantet Prizes

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

The Scientific Committee of the Louis-Jeantet Foundation is actively searching for nominations for the 2020 Louis-Jeantet Prizes.

Policy and International Relations

Closing 7 January - 2019 Charlemont Grants

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

The Charlemont Grants Scheme is a high-impact travel grants scheme aimed at early-career postdoctoral researchers. 

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Four new members of DRI

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

The Digital Repository of Ireland are delighted to announce Trinity College Dublin, the National Archives, National University of Ireland, Galway and the National College of Art & Design / National Irish Visual Arts...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Kathleen Lonsdale Chemistry Prize 2018

Monday, 24 December 2018

Closing 12 noon Wed 9 January. Last call for submissions from Irish Ph.D. thesis students in the general area of Chemical Science.

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards

'One hundred years of Irish foreign policy: looking back, looking forwards'

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Call for Papers for the 2019 International Affairs Conference - deadline: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 at 5.00 p.m.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Christmas in Berlin, 1939

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Read an Irish diplomat's accounts of Christmas (and New Year) in the German capital months after the outbreak of the Second World War.


Making a new Book of Knockninny 1718

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Three hundred years ago this month, Irish scribes were busy working on a new Irish manuscript. It was to be known as the Book of Knockninny.

Library, Library Blog

Rural Conversation Podcast and Report No. 1: 'Delivering economic development in rural Ireland'

Monday, 17 December 2018

The first event in the Rural Conversations Series was held in NUIG on 8 November. The report and podcast from the event are now available.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee


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