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Call for papers - Human (in)security in an unsettled world

Monday, 20 February 2023

The annual International Affairs Conference will take place on 2 May 2023 and submissions are welcome before the closing date of Wednesday, 8 March.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Guide to archiving digital records for volunteer and community groups

Thursday, 16 February 2023

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce a new resource: 'Guide to archiving digital records for volunteer and community groups', published by the Archiving Reproductive Health project.

Digital Repository of Ireland

DRI Welcomes University College Dublin as Member

Thursday, 16 February 2023

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce that University College Dublin (UCD) has joined as our latest member.

Digital Repository of Ireland

DRI is the new national node for RDA in Ireland

Thursday, 16 February 2023

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to announce that it has become the national node for the Research Data Alliance (RDA) in Ireland. The RDA is an international volunteer member-based organisation...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Decade of Centenaries bursary scheme open to applications

Thursday, 16 February 2023

The RIA are pleased to open the Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme once again, as part of the commemorative programme for the final year of the Decade of Centenaries, supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture,...

Decade of Centenaries, Grants and Awards

Ground Breakers: Dervilla Donnelly MRIA

Friday, 10 February 2023

A broadcast documentary giving insight into the life and work of Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry at University College Dublin, Dervilla Donnelly MRIA who was also the 2017 winner of the RIA's prestigious...

Science Committees, Public Engagement

Archaeology Grants open

Friday, 10 February 2023

Archaeology Research Grants, Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites and Archaeology Radiocarbon dates schemes open

Grants and Awards

Interview with 'Irish Sporting Lives' editors Terry Clavin and Turlough O'Riordan (Books Ireland Magazine)

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Forgotten heroes, unforgettable failures, the tragic, talented lives cut short – would they feel disappointed to be lost to the archives or do they think they expected to end up there at all? Fiona Murphy of Books...

Publications, Dictionary of Irish Biography

Sport and the Richmond Lunatic Asylum

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Paul Rouse is a professor in the School of History at University College Dublin. He has written extensively on the history of Irish sport and the global history of sport. In this essay, Paul uncovers the origin and...

Grangegorman Histories

Visit to the Academy by the Centre of Peace and Democracy NI

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Political and Civic Fellows from all walks of life, from Northern Ireland, associated with the Centre of Peace and Democracy paid a visit to the Academy.

Policy and International Relations


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