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RIA and BA Brexit Briefing Series: The Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, the Island of Ireland Economy and Brexit

Friday, 26 October 2018

The fifth paper in the Royal Irish Academy and British Academy Brexit Briefing Series has now been published.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

Heritage Podcast: Is contemporary collecting a risky business? Current practice and future questions at the National Museum of Ireland

Monday, 22 October 2018

Lynn Scarff discusses...A crucial element of the museum is the human connection it offers. For both visitors and researchers, the museum has potentially a very different interaction with our history.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Heritage Podcast

Heritage Podcast: 14 Henrietta Street – the making of a museum

Monday, 22 October 2018

Charles Duggan discusses...From splendid Georgian beginnings to squalid tenement dwellings, the 14 Henrietta Street museum seeks to interpret and exhibit Dublin’s rich and chequered social history through the stories...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Heritage Podcast

Bishop John O’Brien and his 250 year-old Irish Dictionary

Friday, 19 October 2018

In this month’s Library blog post, Charles Dillon, Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, examines how O’Brien’s Focalóir came about and its influence on Irish learning and lexicography.

Library, Library Blog, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Hamilton Day 2018 Review

Thursday, 18 October 2018

This year we were honoured to have Fields Medallist Martin Hairer with us to celebrate Hamilton Day, commemorating famed mathematician William Rowan Hamilton's 'Eureka moment'.

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day

Mark O'Malley MRIA elected to the US National Academy of Engineering

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

A prestigious recognition as he is one of only sixteen foreign members elected to the US National Academy of Engineering this year.

Science Committees

Heritage Podcast: In time of inquisition: preserving and using the archives of the Irish Catholic Church

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

John McCafferty, UCD discusses the importance of the archives of Catholic religious congregations and dioceses for writing the history of Ireland.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Heritage Podcast

The 2019 Antonio Feltrinelli Prizes

Monday, 15 October 2018

The Accademia dei Lincei in Rome, Italy have issued a call for the 2019 Antonio Feltrinelli Prizes.

Policy and International Relations

Call For Nominations Of Experts: Strengthening Research Evaluation: A Global Assessment and Dialogue

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The InterAcademy Partnership intends on undertaking an evidence-based study of current research evaluation practices around the world and across disciplines.

Policy and International Relations

DIFP and history for secondary schools

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Following on from the recent History Teachers Association of Ireland annual conference, we will be developing some new resources for second-level history over the next few months.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy


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