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2019 News and Events

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Culture Date with Dublin 8:

Tours of the Worth Library and our newest exhibition ‘Early Modern Medical Portraits at the Worth Library’ will take place at

11.00am and 2.00pm on Tuesday 10 September, 2019.

All are welcome put please note that tour numbers cannot exceed 23 people at any one time.




The Bríd McGrath Fellowship for Independent Scholars


We are delighted to announce

‘The Bríd McGrath Fellowship for Independent Scholars’.

This fellowship has been generously funded by the renowned historian, Dr Bríd McGrath. It is a joint fellowship intended to enable independent scholars and early-career scholars and adjunct or part-time teachers to work in the collections of two outstanding early modern libraries in Dublin: Marsh’s Library (est. 1707) and the Edward Worth Library (est. 1733).



Our next lecture:


Please note that the by Dr Georgina Hedesan, due to take place on on Friday 27 September 2019 has been postponed.



Previous events in 2019


A great picture of our Trustee, Ms Helen Stokes, presenting a copy of our publication, The Alchemy of Medicine and Print. The Edward Worth Library (Dublin, 2010), to our Patron, Michael D. Higgins, and his wife Sabina at a recent event at the Áras.


Previous Exhibitions and Open Days in 2019


The Worth Library held an Open Day on Thursday 27 June to mark our newest exhibition, which is on the theme ‘Treasures of the Worth Library’.



To mark the launch of an exhibition on ‘Medical Portraits in the Early Modern Period the Edward Worth Library held and Open Day on Wednesday 24 July.



This exhibition was curated by Ms Paige Blancett, third-year student of Museum Studies, Arizona State University. It explores how physicians and surgeons portrayed themselves and their profession from the sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century.


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