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New book 'Irish lives in America' launched at EPIC Museum

29 November 2021

The newly published Dictionary of Irish Biography book Irish lives in America (RIA, 2021) was launched on 24 November at EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum, in Dublin. The launch event included a panel discussion 'Irish lives in America: underdogs or overlords?' (see above…

New DIB book ‘Irish lives in America’ published

18 November 2021

The Royal Irish Academy has published a special Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) collection, Irish lives in America (November 2021). The new book comprises fifty biographical essays of notable Irish emigrants to America, attempting to capture something of the Irish experience of…

Thirty new entries added to the DIB

20 September 2021

The Dictionary of Irish Biography has added thirty new entries to its corpus of nearly 11,000 entries. These include stage school founder…

New DIB and Grangegorman Histories project

12 May 2021

‘Grangegorman lives’ will feature over sixty biographies from the Dictionary of Irish Biography. The Grangegorman Histories project has curated a selection of DIB biographies of men and women connected to the area. The biographies, which will be shared over the coming…

New biographies published of Garret FitzGerald, Ian Paisley and more

15 March 2021

The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) launches its open access website with a selection of new biographies and extensive revisions of high profile political and cultural figures. Written by DIB historian Patrick Maume, substantial new entries for…

Open access Dictionary of Irish Biography launched

15 March 2021

First launched in 2009, the Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has moved to an ‘open access’ model making its entire corpus of nearly 11,000 biographical entries freely available to all users for the first time.  Officially launched today (St Patrick's Day, 17 March) by Taoiseach…