‘The Birth of the Irish Enlightenment’
by Professor Michael Brown (University of Aberdeen)
This lecture will take place on April 6th, 2017 at 2.00pm in the Edward Worth Library and marks the launch of Dr Brendan Power’s exhibition ‘Deism and the Early Enlightenment at the Worth Library’.
Please note that seating is limited at the Worth and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
An Open Day for the exhibition ‘Deism and the Early Enlightenment at the Worth Library’ will be held on Thursday 20 April: 10.00am – 4.00pm.
All are welcome.
19 October 2016: Open Day for Maths Week (10.00am-4.00pm). This will feature a small exhibition of early modern mathematical works in the Edward Worth Library, Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8. For more information about the Worth Library see www.edwardworthlibrary.ie
20 October 2016: Lunchtime lecture by Dr Maurice O’Reilly
‘Mathematical works in the Edward Worth Library (1733): the collection and its significance’
This will take place at 1.00pm in the Worth Library and is intended to mark Maths Week. Spaces are limited and will allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Gaelic Medical Learning and its Cultural Afterlife
4 November 2015 Medical writing in Irish, 1350–1650: treatises on pathology DR AOIBHEANN NIC DHONNCHADHA, DIAS
11 November 2015 Lucht leighis: healers and healing in Irish popular tradition by DR BAIRBRE NÍ FHLOINN, UCD
18 November 2015 The changing world of a Gaelic medic: Dermot O’Meara and early Stuart Ireland by DR DAVID EDWARDS, UCC
25 November 2015 Sylvester O’Halloran (1728–1807): romantic, antiquary and surgeon by DR CLARE O’HALLORAN, UCC
2 December 2015 Dr John Fergus: eighteenth-century doctor and book collector by DIARMAID Ó CATHÁIN
EXHIBITION — The series is accompanied by an exhibition, ‘Gaelic medical manuscripts from the Academy collections’, featuring some of the most important medical texts in the Irish language. 30 October–11 December, 2015 • Monday–Friday, 10.00–17.00 hours (except conference days – please check http://www.ria.ie/library for details). Contact: 01-609 0620 or email@example.com to arrange group visits.