The Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland’s History of Medicine Section hosts, Dr Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian, the Edward Worth Library who will present at this free lecture hosted via Zoom.
This lecture investigates infectious diseases in early eighteenth-century Dublin through the prism of the library of Dr Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenthcentury Dublin physician. The lecture will examine Worth’s plague collection, along with other contemporary printed sources, to explore what was known about the 1720 Marseille plague in Dublin and how Dublin society reacted to it. The lecture will also examine other infectious diseases, such as smallpox and tuberculosis, not only in the context of Worth’s own collecting, but also in the broader context of the Dublin book trade in the early decades of the eighteenth century.
The event is free but registration is required at: https://www.rami.ie/event/history-of-medicine-section-lecture-wednesday-19th-may-2021/
A flyer can be download here:
Dr Michelle di Meo
Dealing with pandemics is nothing new for scientists. Throughout history new contagious diseases have emerged, seemingly out of nowhere. Physicians, researchers, and public officials then scramble towards mitigating the spread and discovering a cure while death tolls and unemployment rise. Robert Boyle and his sister, the scientific collaborator Lady Ranelagh, lived through the infamous Great Plague of London over 1665-66. What did they understand about the disease? How did they deal with it? Are there any lessons from 350 years ago that could apply to COVID-19 today? Join us as historian Michelle DiMeo illuminates how Robert Boyle and Lady Ranelagh’s experiences with a plague year share some striking similarities to what we face today.
To book, go to http://www.robertboyle.ie/
Pedagogical Experiments: Christian Kindergarten Education in Republican China
Dr Jenny Bond (University College Dublin)
To register, please click here
Once you have registered, a link to the Zoom webinar will be emailed to the address you provide. Please note: you do not need to download Zoom to join the webinar. For more details please see the attached flyer.
For details of other seminars in the 2020/21 CHOMI series, see here
Sir Charles Alexander Cameron (1830-1921) RCSI President, Professor of Chemistry, Public Analyst and Medical Officer of Health for Dublin.
To mark the centenary of his death, RCSI will host a virtual panel discussion to address the importance of population health advocacy and present the inaugural Sir Charles Alexander Cameron Award for Population Health. We are delighted to announce that Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, will be the first award recipient in recognition of his global leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This panel discussion will be chaired by Professor Ciaran O’Boyle, Director of the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health. Panelists include:
- Dr Ida Milne, Historian and Lecturer in European History at Carlow College
- Professor Donal O’Shea, Professor and Head of Chemistry Department, RCSI
- Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
- Professor Emer Shelley, Honorary Associate Professor of Epidemiology RCSI and Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI
- Dr Ciarán Wallace, Historian and Deputy Director of the Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury, TCD
- Date:02 March 2021
- Time:13:00 – 14:00
- Category:Community, General events
Registration can be found here: https://www.rcsi.com/dublin/news-and-events/events/event/2021/the-cameron-award
Reminder: Annual History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland Conference. 26-27 October 2018 – Queen’s University Belfast, School of Natural and Built Environment.
Updated conference programme is available here: Conference programme update
Sir Hans Sloane MD: the Irishman who collected the World
by Dr Robert G W Anderson,
President of the Science History Institute, Philadelphia
Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 6.30pm. Royal College of Physicians of Ireland,
6 Kildare Street, Dublin
Further information is available here: RAMIFlyerAnderson Sir Hans Sloane the Irishman who collected the World
The Network will hold its next committee meeting on Friday January 19th at 2.00 pm in the Edward Worth Library
The network will hold a meeting of the committee on Friday, 27 January at 2 pm in the Worth Library. All are welcome to join us. We are seeking new people for a number of roles and generally welcome input from anyone working in the field.