Reminder: RDS Library Speaker Series talk tomorrow

Emma Swain, QUB, will give a talk on Animals, Evolution and the Victorians on Wednesday 3 October at 6.30pm in the Merrion Room.

The question, “What makes us human?” has a perennial fascination. This talk will explore how the Victorians, concerned about the impact of evolution on religious beliefs, considered the boundary between humans and other animals.

Emma Swain is completing her PhD at Queen’s University Belfast on Victorian science, and the relationship between humans and animals, in religious periodicals.

The event is free to book here


RCPI Heritage Centre Lectures: 350 years of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Ireland

Thursday 18th October 2018, 10am-5pm, free, further details and booking on line available here

 HC Lectures 2018 – Poster

Centenary of Midwives (Ireland) Act 1918 Conference

The forthcoming Centenary of Midwives (Ireland) Act 1918 Conference: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, will take place in the Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, on 1st October 2018.
Conference programme is available here: Conference programme_FINAL_url

CHOMI Seminar Series 2018/2019

University College Dublin Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland 

Seminar Series 2018 – 2019

Semester One

Thursday 20 September 2018

Dr Lynsey Black (Maynooth University)

‘Diagnosing Insanity: Women, Murder and Mental Health in Twentieth-Century Ireland’


Thursday 11 October 2018

Dr Alice Mauger (University College Dublin)

‘“The Holy War on Alcohol”?: Alcoholism, Medicine and Psychiatry in Ireland, c.1890-1945’


Thursday 8 November 2018

Dr Leanne McCormick (Ulster University) and Dr Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast)

‘Bad Bridget, the Unfit Mother: Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918’

All seminars take place at 5pm, Room K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD.

UCD CHOMI seminar series 2018-19 Semester I (1)


NOTE: First Seminar is tomorrow, September 20th.

The UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland’s Seminar Series 2018 – 2019 commences at 5 pm on Thursday 20 September 2018 in Room K114, School of History, UCD with a paper by  Dr Lynsey Black (Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Law at Maynooth University) entitled ‘Diagnosing Insanity: Women, Murder and Mental Health in Twentieth-Century Ireland’.

UCD CHOMI seminar (Dr Lynsey Black 20 Sept 2018)

Programme: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference

The Annual Conference of the HSTM Network Ireland will take place on 26-27th October 2018 at Queen’s University, Belfast.

See below for details of the conference programme and list of abstracts:

Conference Programme 

Conference: Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern Ireland, 23 November 2018

This one-day conference will be held at the Edward Worth Library in the Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8.

Date:  Friday 23 November 2018.

See below for further details:

Gardens in Early Modern Ireland programme

Worth Library Seminar Series 2018

 ‘Science and Satire in Early Modern England’  by Professor Mordechai Feingold (Caltech)

This lecture will take place in the Edward Worth Library on Tuesday 3rd July at 3.00pm.

All are welcome but as space is limited, seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information is available here