Archival Showcase – Mater Misercordiæ Archives

In our interview with archivist, Helen Madden, we introduce you to one of Ireland’s history of science, medicine and technology archives. What is the name of your collection? Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Archive Overview of collection(s) (materials present, who does it relate to, etc). The collection contains the papers of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital from … More Archival Showcase – Mater Misercordiæ Archives

Archival Showcase- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

In our interview with archivist, Susan Leyden, we introduce you to one of Ireland’s history of science, medicine and technology archives. What is the name of your collection? Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Overview of collection(s) (materials present, who does it relate to, etc). Our collections relate to the history and development of RCSI … More Archival Showcase- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Doctors for Export

Prof. Greta Jones Emeritus Professor, Ulster University The origins of this book are in 2004. In that year, due  to the generosity  of  the Wellcome Trust, I received a grant allowing two years respite from teaching and administration at Ulster University to investigate the history of Irish doctor emigration from Ireland. The period chosen was … More Doctors for Export

The Character of Scientific Speech: John Tyndall’s American Lecture Tour

Diarmid A. Finnegan Geography, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University, Belfast In September 1872, lists of visiting speakers appearing in the advertising columns of American newspapers gave every impression that the upcoming lecture season would prove to be the best yet. “What a cataract of foreign manufactures we are to have,” one writer … More The Character of Scientific Speech: John Tyndall’s American Lecture Tour