The Royal Irish Academy Committee for Historical Sciences Conference presents The Irish Lord Lieutenancy, c.1541-1922, September 10 - 11, 2009 at Dublin Castle and Academy House, Dawson Street. For more than 300 years the government of Ireland was headed by the Irish Lord Lieutenant, a peer who combined the "efficient" direction of the Irish executive on behalf of the British crown with the "decorative" role of viceroy or surrogate of the crown at the Irish court. The conference is intended to explore, through a series of invited papers, the multiple dimensions of the Lord Lieutenancy as an institution – political, social and cultural. View the schedule of presentations. Register online.