Ruth Hegarty, Managing Editor, The Royal Irish Academy
Ruth Hegarty is the Managing Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s publishing house. She publishes academic books and journals running a publishing house started in 1787 by the first members of the Academy. She established the Prism imprint of the RIA which produces beautiful accessible books that encourage readers to return to the primary source and are rooted in scholarship. Books include A history of Ireland in 100 words, the ‘Judging’ series, Dublin 1911 and A history of Ireland in 100 objects. She is a member of the Expert Working Group for the public history project Grangegorman Histories.