2007 Events

The 2007 Worth Library Seminar Series


Friday 26 January
 Dr James Kelly (Saint Patrick’s College, Drumcondra):
‘I was right glad to be rid of it.’: Dental Medical Practice in
18th century Ireland.
Chair:  Dr Michael Brown (University of Aberdeen)

Friday 23 February
Dr Toby Barnard (Hertford College, Oxford)
Learning from Books in the Early Eighteenth-Century
Chair: Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (Trinity College, Dublin)

Friday 23 March
Dr Magdalene Kozluk (University of Lodz, Poland):
Ancient Medicine in the Edward Worth Library: Introducing
an Exhibition (delivered in French)
Chair: Dr Sylvie Kleinman (Dictionary of Irish Biography)

Friday 27 April
Dr Julia Walworth (Merton College, Oxford)
Merton College and its Books During Edward Worth’s Undergraduate Years
Chair: Dr Bill Mc Cormack (Edward Worth Library)

Friday 25 May

Professor Graham Parry (university of York, retired) author of The Arts of the Anglican Counter-Reformation: Glory, Laud and Honour (Woodbridge, 2006)

'Sir James Ware (1594-1666) Revisited'.

Chair: Dr. Elizabethanne Boran (The Edward Worth Library, Dublin)

Wednesday 21st November

Joseph Plunkett 1887-1916: Poet and Patriot.

A Seminar to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Joseph Plunkett's birth will be held in Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin at 7.00pm.

Speakers: Carla King, Honor O'Brolchain, Bill McCormack and Eilean Ni Chuilleanain.

International Conference on the History of Universities: 'Academic Mobility and Cultural Exchange', 25-26th October, 2007.

An international conference hosted by the International Commission for the History of Universities, Trinity College, Dublin, and the Edward Worth Library, was held in the Royal Irish Academy and the Worth Library on the 25th and 26th October, 2007. For the conference programme please click here.

Worth Books and Leonardo da Vinci

Six volumes from the Worth Library were included in a summer exhibition, in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, which celebrated the Codex Leicester, a notebook belonging to Leonardo Da Vinci containing notes on natural phenomena and technology. This exhibition was opened by the President of Ireland, her Excellency Mary McAleese, whose comments on the Worth loan and the exhibition as a whole may be found here.


Dr. Elizabethanne Boran gave a paper on 'Science and Observation in the correspondence of James Ussher' at a colloquium on OBSERVATION IN EARLY MODERN LETTERS, 1500 – 1650 which was held at The Warburg Institute 29 – 30 June 2007. For further details click here.

Dr. Elizabethanne Boran gave a paper on 'Writing History in seventeenth-century Ireland: Dudley Loftus' Annals' at a conference to mark the 300th anniversary of the 1707 Act of Parliament establishing Marsh's Library. For further details of the conference, which was held in Marsh's Library, 18th-20th October, 2007, please click here.

Dr. Elizabethanne Boran gave a paper on 'Research in the Universities: The Historical Perspectives' at the International Conference: 'The Catholic University: Challenges of Yesterday and Today', Lisbon, 14-17th November, 2007. The programme of the conference may be found here. (Dr. Boran was asked to replace Professor Guy Neave's contribution).

Previous Events in 2006:


New appointment of Assistant Librarian

Dr. Elizabethanne Boran was appointed as Assistant Librarian in October, 2006. She is a specialist in the history of ideas in Early Modern Europe and teaches on the history of science and religion in Early Modern England. She is the editor of the correspondence of James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (1625-56). See the Ussher Project here.

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