Royal Irish Academy Research Open Day

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Royal Irish Academy Research Open Day

Join us on 4 October to learn more about our research projects, library and publications

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Royal Irish Academy 19 Dawson St D2 Dublin Ireland

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About this event

In 1785 the founding members of the Royal Irish Academy believed that research would bring enlightenment and tolerance; that ‘the increase of useful knowledge’ would create a better society and improve our world. Today, in an age of greater doubt and mistrust, even more value must be placed on rigorous enquiry, reliability of analysis and depth of knowledge.

The Royal Irish Academy’s research projects and related library and publications infrastructures focus attention on vital topics: place, language, international relations, the lives of defining figures, the public history of institutions and ways to share knowledge.

Our Research Open Day aims to open windows onto research in action, allowing people to see all of the projects together, to understand how they work and what they and our library and publications efforts contribute to our society.

Throughout the day, you will have a chance to attend lectures on various aspects of our research as well as demonstrations on how to use our resources, and Academy staff members will be available to answer any queries you may have.

You are welcome to join us for the day or to attend individual lectures. The event will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel and a recording will be made available.

For more information visit www.ria.ie/research-open-day

PROGRAMME

Presentations / Meeting Room

10:00 Welcome: Mary Canning, Royal Irish Academy President

10:20 Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP): John Gibney: ‘The 1921 Treaty exhibition’

10:40 Library: Barbara McCormack: ‘Mapping our collections: the OS200 Project’

11:00 Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA): Sarah Gearty: ‘Mapping cities and suburbs: a cartographer’s perspective’

11:20 Publications (PUBS): Meet the authors; books. Clare O’Connell: ‘Distilling the wisdom of masters’

11:40 Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB): Liz Evers and Niav Gallagher: ‘Storytelling through biography: Irish lives in America’

12:00 Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Studies (DMLCS): Anthony Harvey: ‘Digitisation: leveraging the value of the Dictionary’

12:20 Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge (FNG): Charles Dillon: ‘Máirtín Ó Cadhain, lexicographer and writer’

12:40 Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI): Clare Lanigan: ‘The Archiving Reproductive Health project at the Digital Repository of Ireland’

13:00 Grangegorman Histories (GH): Aisling Roche: ‘Uncovering, cataloguing and commemorating the people, places and practices of Grangegorman’

13:20 Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South (ARINS): John Doyle: ‘Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South: rewards and challenges’

13:35 Break

14:00 DIFP: John Gibney: ‘DIFP: a user’s guide’

14:20 Library: Anita Cooper: ‘Digital collaborations: the eighteenth-century watercolours of Gabriel Beranger’

14:40 IHTA: Jennifer Moore: ‘The Topographical Information train of the IHTA: a platform for urban research’

15:00 DIB: Terry Clavin and Turlough O’Riordan: ‘Curating the DIB: Irish Sporting Lives’

15:20 DMLCS: Anthony Harvey: ‘Digitisation: leveraging the value of the Dictionary’

15:40 FNG: Charles Dillon: ‘Máirtín Ó Cadhain, lexicographer and writer’

16:00 DRI: Clare Lanigan: ‘The Archiving Reproductive Health project at the Digital Repository of Ireland’

16:20 Publications: Meet the authors; journals. Mary Kelly Quinn: ‘Biodiversity of Ireland’s rivers – time to take stock’

16:45 Conclusion

Demonstrations / Council Room, Members Room, Library

10.20

Members Room: DRI: ‘Using the Digital Repository of Ireland as a resource for research data in the humanities and social sciences’

Library: FNG: ‘Using the historical corpus of Irish’

10.40

Members Room: DIB: ‘Telling Ireland’s story through biography: researching, writing and using the DIB’

Library: DMLCS: ‘Demonstrating the DMLCS database’

11.00

Members Room: GH: ‘Facilitating and accessing sources and resources to explore the histories of Grangegorman’

Library: Library: 'Treasures of the RIA Library’

11.20

Members Room: ARINS : ‘Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South: rewards and challenges’

11.40

Council Room: DIFP: ‘“The Doomsday document”: a 10-megaton nuclear attack on Dublin’

Library: Library: ‘Mapping our collections’

12.00

Members Room: PUBS: ‘An invitation to write for the Academy: how to pitch an article or book for publication’

Library: FNG: ‘Using the historical corpus of Irish’

12.20

Council Room: IHTA: ‘Cork 1842: the GISt of the city’

Library: DMLCS: ‘Demonstrating the DMLCS database’

14.00

Members Room: DRI: ‘Using the Digital Repository of Ireland as a resource for research data in the humanities and social sciences’

Library: DMLCS—‘Demonstrating the DMLCS database’

14.20

Members Room: ARINS: 'Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South: rewards and challenges’

Library: FNG: ‘Using the historical corpus of Irish’

14.40

Members Room: PUBS: ‘Using our educational resources: curriculum-linked lesson plans available to secondary-school teachers’

Library: L:ibrary: ‘Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library’

15.20

Council Room: DIFP: ‘The public and heritage value of DIFP: discovering the Dalkey and Howth “Éire” signs’

Library: Library: ‘Watercolours of Gabriel Beranger’

15.40

Council Room: IHTA: ‘50,000 urban histories to your desktop: IHTA Online’

Library: FNG: ‘Using the historical corpus of Irish’

16.00

Members Room: GH: ‘Facilitating and accessing sources and resources to explore the histories of Grangegorman’

Library: DMLCS: ‘Demonstrating the DMLCS database’

16.20

Members Room: DIB ‘Telling Ireland’s story through biography: researching, writing and using the DIB’

RIA publications will be available to purchase on the day

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