Buying and selling medical books in early modern Ireland

 

The Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series returns on Thursday, 2 February 5pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD with:

Buying and selling medical books in early modern Ireland

a talk by Dr Elizabethanne Boran (Trinity College Dublin/Edward Worth Library)

New Book | Grave Matters

Grave Matters, Death and dying in Dublin, 1500 to the present
Lisa Marie Griffith & Ciarán Wallace

Grave Matters examines the universal subject of death – looking at the particular experience of death, burial and commemoration in Dublin since the sixteenth century. Using death as a way of understanding social conditions, contributions consider the role of the public funeral in establishing political hierarchies, the fate of the city’s Catholics during the era of the penal laws and the survival of the death penalty to 1990. They also explore the meanings of humble headstones, elaborate memorials and post-mortem photography. From Sir Francis Agard’s elite funeral in 1577, through the panicky burials during the Spanish flu in 1919, to the presentation of cemeteries as cultural tourism today, this handsomely illustrated collection offers a fascinating analysis of life – and death – in Dublin.

Lisa Marie Griffith is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where she completed a PhD on 18th-century Dublin merchants. She is the author of Stones of Dublin: A history of Dublin in Ten Buildings and has published a number of articles on Dublin history. She is co-editor, with Ruth McManus, of Leaders of the City: Dublin’s first citizens, 1500–1950 (2013). Ciarán Wallace lectures in Irish history and Irish studies at DCU, Mater Dei campus. His latest publication was Thomas Fitzpatrick and ‘The Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly’, 1905–1915 (2015).

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Children, welfare and space in the industrial city: Belfast 1880-1939

The Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series returns on Thursday, 17 September:

Dr Georgina Laragy (Queen’s University, Belfast)
‘Children, welfare and space in the industrial city: Belfast 1880-1939’

5pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD.

All welcome.

Please find a full list of forthcoming seminars below:

Thursday, 17 September
Dr Georgina Laragy (Queen’s University, Belfast)
‘Children, welfare and space in the industrial city: Belfast 1880-1939’
5pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD.

Thursday, 8 October
Dr John Cunningham (Trinity College Dublin)
‘Medicine in early modern Ireland: identifying and locating practitioners’
5pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD.

Thursday, 5 November
Dr Ciarán McCabe (Maynooth University)
‘“Contagion is supposed to have been introduced from the country”: civic and charitable responses to the 1817-19 fever epidemic in Dublin city”’

5pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD

The Medical World of early Modern Ireland, 1500-1750

‘The Medical World of early Modern Ireland, 1500-1750’ will take place at the Long Room Hub in Trinity College Dublin 3-4 September.

Further details and online registration are available at the conference webpage. There is no charge to attend the conference sessions, but advance registration is required for catering purposes.

Please click on the links below for the programme and speakers’ abstracts

Programme The Medical World of Early Modern Ireland

Abstracts The Medical World of Early Modern Ireland