2017 Worth Library Seminar Series

The Edward Worth Library 2017 Seminar Series.

Unless otherwise stated,

all lectures take place in the

Worth Library at 3.00pm.


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’.


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


26 May 2017: Professor Laurence Brockliss (Magdalen College, Oxford): ‘Medical Libraries in Eighteenth-Century France.’


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’.


12 October 2017: Professor Guy Geltner (University of Amsterdam): ‘Premodern public health: the end of an oxymoron.’ Please note that this seminar will take place in Trinity College Dublin. For details see the ‘Events’ page of www.edwardworthlibrary.ie

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