Encounters with Nature

Encounters with Nature: New Perspectives from Irish History

27 September 2013
The Worth Library,
Dr Steevens’ Hospital,
Dublin 8.

Cost:   €5.00 (Does not include lunch. Space is limited. Please contact Juliana Adelman to register in advance: Juliana.Adelman@spd.dcu.ie)


10.30-11.00am:           Registration and Coffee.

11.00-11.30am:           Juliana Adelman: ‘Animal natures and sanitary science in nineteenth-century Dublin’.

11.30am-12.00pm:      Allan Blackstock: ‘The Reverend William Richardson: an early nineteenth-century clerical naturalist’.

12.00-12.30pm:           Sue Hemmens: ‘Narcissus Marsh and the caterpillar: witnessing nature in the Dublin Philosophical Society (1683-1709)’.


12.30pm-2.00pm:        Lunch


2.00pm-2.30pm:          John Lucey: Jane Stephens (1879-1959): prodigious Irish naturalist in a short working life’.

2.30pm-3.00pm:          Duncan Thorburn Burns: ‘Minerals, their mining and analysis: one of Richard Kirwan’s encounters with nature’.

3.00pm-3.30pm:          David Fleming: ‘Nature, climate and reclamation in eighteenth-century Ireland’

3.30pm-4.00pm:          Floor open to questions.

4.00pm                        Professor John Parnell (TCD): launch of the ‘Botany at the Worth Library’ online exhibition.

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