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2017 News and Events

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Next Event:

Open Day

on

Wednesday 19 July 2017

10.00am-4.00pm

to mark the opening of an exhibition on

‘Early Modern Obstetrics at the Edward Worth Library.’

All are welcome.

This exhibition, curated by Ms Mallory McFall (University of Kansas), focuses on Edward Worth’s books on obstetrics.

Worth Library Seminar Series for 2017

17 November 2017: Botany in Early Modern Ireland programme.

 

Previous events in 2017:

2 February 2017: Dr Elizabethanne Boran (Librarian of the Edward Worth Library) will be giving a CHOMI seminar in UCD on the subject: ‘Buying and selling medical books in early modern Ireland’.
Time and venue: 5pm, Room K114, School of History, UCD.

6 April 2017: Professor Michael Brown (University of Aberdeen): ‘The Birth of the Irish Enlightenment’. This lecture will take place at 2.00pm in the Worth Library and marks the launch of Dr Brendan Power’s exhibition ‘Deism and the Early Enlightenment at the Worth Library’.

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.

25 April 2017: Professor David McKitterick (Trinity College, Cambridge): ‘Printers of choice. Edward Worth and a culture in eighteenth-century book collecting’?

This lecture will take place at 3.00pm in the Worth Library. All are welcome but please note that seating is limited in the Worth and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

An Open Day will be held on Thursday 11 May 2017: 10.00am-4.00pm.

All are welcome.

 

19 May 2017: 2.00pm-4.00pm: joint Rare Books Group, Worth Library and Irish Art and Architecture Historians workshop. This event is fully booked.

 

26 May 2017: Professor Laurence Brockliss (Magdalen College, Oxford): ‘Medical Libraries in Eighteenth-Century France.’ This will take place at 3.00pm in the Worth Library. As space is limited, please book by either phoning 01 635 2215 or e-mailing eaboran@tcd.ie

 

9 June 2017: The fourth Irish conference on the History of Mathematics (IHOM4) will be held in the Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital, on Friday 9 June, 2017.

IHoM4programme

Further details may be found here.

Registration is free, but necessary. To register please e-mail: maurice.oreilly[at]dcu.ie by Tuesday 6 June 2017.

 

15 June 2017: Professor Earle Havens (William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts, Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts, The Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University): ‘Time Machines. Reading the Renaissance Libraries of John Dee and Gabriel Harvey.’

This is a joint event, hosted by the Irish Research Council New Horizon Research Project: Mapping Readers and Readership in Dublin, 1826-1926: a new cultural geography (UCD, School of History), and the Edward Worth Library, Dublin.’ Please note that this seminar will take place at 4.00pm in the Edward Worth Library.

 

27 June 2017: Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College, London): ‘The supernatural and the natural in English thought, 1650-1750’. This event will take place in the Worth Library at 3.00pm.

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