THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Yvonne Scott

Yvonne Scott is a fellow emeritus at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. She was the founding director of TRIARC (Trinity College Irish Art Research Centre), and an Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture there. Her research focuses particularly on modern and contemporary art, specialising in the representation of landscape, nature and environment, and she has published extensively in the field. She has hosted numerous symposia on themes such as eco-criticism, including ‘In this brief time: art, environment and ecology’, and convened the visual art section of the Art in the Anthropocene conference at Trinity College Dublin, June 2019. She has served on several boards in the university, as well as in public art institutions and galleries. She was Chair of the Advisory Board, and contributor to Art and architecture of Ireland, vol. 5, Twentieth century (2014), and to Modern Ireland in 100 artworks (2016).

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