God, Kings and Commissioners

Royal Irish Academy 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2, Dublin

The Royal Irish Academy will host a one-day conference to examine approaches to the research and preservation of landscapes and places of faith across Ireland following the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland. Multidisciplinary panels will include Landscapes and Histories, Histories and Archives, and Archives and Dialogues. Note: This is an all day event. Click...

Trigger warnings: exhibiting sensitive materials

Royal Irish Academy 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2, Dublin

Museums and exhibitions are usually experienced as places of truth, places we visit to gain knowledge about the past or to come to terms with difficult heritage. But how are sensitive materials, such as hospital archives, patients’ belongings, or medical instruments, selected and tactfully displayed? What decisions lie behind the choice of objects exhibited, the...

Gone and forgotten: reflections on the Roman empire in Ireland

Royal Irish Academy 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2, Dublin

**Booked out** The Royal Irish Academy Library is delighted to present a lunchtime lecture by Dr Damian Bracken, University College Cork, exploring the representations of imperial Rome by writers in early Ireland, a land that was never part of the empire and that gave the lie to imperial Rome’s claims to universal domination. This talk...

On an equal footing with all: Ireland at the League of Nations, 1923–1946

Royal Irish Academy 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2, Dublin

In September 1923, Ireland joined the League of Nations: the global organisation created after World War One to oversee international security and disarmament. What was the League of Nations? Who was involved in it and how did Ireland’s membership impact the League? Chaired by former diplomat Rory Montgomery, this panel discussion with Dr John Gibney,...