2018 News and Events
21 September 2018: Our first time to get involved in Culture Night! To mark it we will launch our new exhibition ‘Mythical Creatures at the Edward Worth Library’.
Tours on 21 September will commence at 6.30pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm and 8pm. They will be approximately 25 minutes in duration and suitable for all ages. Please note that tours cannot exceed 20 people at any one time.
In addition to tours of the Worth Library, An Taisce Climate Ambassadors will be hosted in Dr Steevens to bring family friendly climate change themed activities for children. A tree planting ceremony will be at 6pm. Children making artwork, lego building and playing wooden musical instruments from 6.30pm-9.00pm. A series of films on climate change projects will be shown. ISL interpretation will be available from 6.30pm-8.30pm.
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Address: Steevens Lane, Dublin 8, Dublin D08 W2A8
To find out details about these events see this webpage.
25 September 2018: Tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm for the Dublin Festival of History.
27 September 2018: Tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm for the Dublin Festival of History.
2 October 2018: Tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm for the Dublin Festival of History.
4 October 2018: Tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm for the Dublin Festival of History.
16 November 2018: David Pearson seminar on ‘English book-bindings at the Worth Library’. This will take place at 3.00pm in the Worth Library. As places are limited booking is essential. To book, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
23 November 2018: ‘Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern Ireland’. This one-day conference will take place in the Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital. Admission is free but booking is required. To book, please e-mail email@example.com by 10 November 2018.
7 December 2018: Robert Boyle Winter School workshop. This will take place in the Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital. Admission is free but booking is required. To book, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2018.
Wednesday 21 March: Dr Ralph Stevens (UCD): ‘Histories, sermons, and bibles: religious texts in the Worth collection’.
This lecture marks the launch of Dr Stevens’ exhibition on the same subject.
Thursday 5 April: Dr Michael Schonhardt (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg): ‘A scientific revolution before Galilei? How the astrolabe transformed 11th century science.’
Please note that this lecture will take place at 5.15pm in the Medieval History Seminar Room, 5-7 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2. This is the Medieval and Renaissance Medicine and Science Lecture, which is a joint lecture between the Edward Worth Library and the Department of History, Trinity College, Dublin.
Friday 13 April: Dr Ida Milne (Maynooth University): ‘The 1918-1918 influenza pandemic in Ireland – medicine, politics, and people.’
Please note that this lecture will take place at 1.00pm in the Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital. This is a joint initiative of the Edward Worth Library and the Dr Steevens’ Hospital Library.
Open Day on Friday 18 May: 10.00am-4.00pm; free tours of the Edward Worth Library. All are welcome.
See our new exhibition on John Strype, curated by Dr. Ralph Stevens (Worth Library Research Fellow, 2017).
Tuesday 22 May: Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw (Oxford Brookes University): ‘The State of the environment: Public Health and Technology in Renaissance Genoa’.
Open Day on 21 June 2018, from 10.00am-4.00pm to mark the opening of ‘Reading Euclid at the Edward Worth Library‘. This is part of the University of Oxford project Seeing Euclid. All are welcome.
The next event lecture in the Worth Library Seminar Series for 2018 is as follows:
Tuesday 3 July: Professor Mordechai Feingold (Caltech): ‘Science and Satire in Early Modern England.’
9 August 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm, Open Day to mark the Dublin Horse SHow and the launch of our our new exhibition: ‘Farriery and Horses at the Edward Worth Library’.
See also our newest Book of the Month on Andrew Snape’s The Anatomy of An Horse!
13 September 2018: The Librarian of the Worth Library will give a lecture on ‘The Edward Worth Library: Dr Edward Worth, an Early Eighteenth-Century Physician’s Life’. This is part of the Rathfarnham Castle lecture series.
See our new ‘Book of the Month’ on Claude du Molinet’s Le Cabinet de la Bibliotheque de Sainte Genieve (Paris, 1692). This was written by Ms Michelle White, Fourth Year Student, Wake Forest University, North Carolina.