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)

The Image of Restoration Science

Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College) will give a seminar on

The Image of Restoration Science: the Frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667)

This will take place 29 November 2016 at 3.00pm in the Edward Worth Library, Dr. Steeven’s Hospital

Public Open Day at the Edward Worth Library

The Edward Worth Library in Dr. Steeven’s Hospital Dublin will be open to the public on 14 November 2016  10.00am-4.00pm as part of Science Week Ireland. All Welcome.


Directions: The Edward Worth Library is situated beside Heuston Train Station and easily accessible by the Luas Red Line, Train, or Dublin Bus 145.

Lunchtime Lecture & Open day for Maths Week – Worth Library

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.

Sharing of Medical Ideas Project Meeting

Project Meeting on ‘The Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information Among Early-Modern Practitioners.’

Held in The Edward Worth Library in association with the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Tuesday 2nd August 2016, 2-5:30pm.

With keynote lectures by Catherine Cox and Ole Peter Grell.

Free Admission but Booking essential.

For Bookings contact Dr. Ben Hazard .

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HSTM resource section now live!

The Resources menu of the HSTM Network of Ireland website now contains the beginnings of what we believe will be a great tool for researchers in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine both in Ireland and abroad.

Currently we have pages containing information about the collections at the Edward Worth Library and the Royal Irish Academy and the slides from James Sumner’s fascinating lecture on teaching history of science to science undergraduates from the HSTM Network of Ireland’s 2015 conference.

We are happy to receive submissions of any resources you wish to share with us and we particularly encourage libraries and archives to participate. In time we hope to link to as many institutions, libraries, and archives with valuable resources on the history of science, medicine, and technology as possible to encourage more researchers in these subject areas in Ireland and abroad.

Research Fellowships at the Worth Library

The following research fellowship may be of interest to our members researching the early modern period:

 

Research Fellowships at the Worth Library

The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, is offering a one month research fellowship, to be held in 2016, to encourage research relevant to its collections. The Worth Library is a collection of 4,400 books, left to Dr Steevens’ Hospital by Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenth-century Dublin physician. The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book. Research does not, however, have to be restricted to these three key areas. Further information about the collection and our catalogues may be found on our website: www.edwardworthlibrary.ie

The closing date is Monday 4 April 2016.

For further details and application procedures please go to the Edward Worth Library website