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Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy: Archaeology, Culture, History, Literature: Editors and Editorial Board

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research papers primarily in the fields of archaeology and history, but also welcomes submissions on aspects of culture, including material culture, from the perspectives of other disciplines, as well as submissions in Celtic Studies and literature.


  • Professor Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, School of History, University College Dublin
  • Dr Gill Plunkett, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast

Editorial Board

  • Professor Lauren Arrington, Department of English, Maynooth University
  • Dr Sparky Booker, School of History and Geography, Dublin City University
  • Professor Lindsey Earner-Byrne, School of History, University College Dublin
  • Professor Poul Holm,Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities,Trinity College Dublin
  • Professor James Kelly, School of History & Geography, Dublin City University
  • Dr Michael Potterton, Department of History, Maynooth University
  • Professor Graeme Warren, School of Archaeology, University College Dublin


International Advisory Board

  • Dr Toby Barnard, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
  • Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards, Jesus College, University of Oxford
  • Professor Vicki Cummings, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University
  • Professor Sir Barry W. Cunliffe, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford
  • Professor Sir Thomas M. Devine, School of History Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Robin Frame, Department of History, University of Durham
  • Dr Melanie Giles, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Manchester
  • Professor Michael W. Herren, School of Arts and Letters, York University, Toronto
  • Professor J. Th. Leerssen, Department of European Studies, University of Amsterdam
  • Professor Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, St John’s College, Cambridge
  • Professor Quentin R.D. Skinner, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Sir David Mackenzie Wilson, University College London
  • Professor Bernard Lightman, Humanities Department, McLaughlin College, York University, Toronto, Ontario
  • Professor Elisabeth Lorans, School of Archaeology, Université François-Rabelais de Tours
  • Alexandra Walsham, FBA, Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge Fellow of Trinity College


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