Humanities and Social Sciences Committees
The Academy committees build public engagement and understanding of the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
In 2014 the Academy established ten multidisciplinary committees. The committees aim to promote co-operation across and within relevant scholarly disciplines and to advise Academy engagement in these areas. The committees exist to provide scientific and scholarly expertise and to promote the value of the sciences, humanities and social sciences. They do this through their programme of work, combining public engagement events, expert statements, responding to Government consultations and working with relevant international unions. We aim to undertake our work from a multidisciplinary perspective and collaborate on projects across committees.
The terms of reference for the committees can be found here. The work of the committees is coordinated by the Academic Board. The board provides guidance to the committees and establishes themes for multidisciplinary projects. The terms of reference for the Academic Board can be found here.
The Royal Irish Academy International Affairs Standing Committee is seeking papers for a series of panels to be included in its conference this year.
Alan Hollinghurst in conversation with Carlo Gébler on Henry James as critic at the Royal Irish Academy on 26 January 2017.
Anne Enright in discussion with European translators of her writing on European Day of Languages and International Translation Day.
This report reflects on how the ethical components of collective commemoration can provide a framework for handling contested and divisive narratives of the past in a manner that is inclusive and tolerant.
A statement on why social sciences matter; an explanation of what the social sciences are; an overview of the social sciences in Ireland; the needs of an evolving social sciences sector.
A constitutional conversation on Brexit post-referendum