Encounters with Nature: New Perspectives from Irish History
27 September 2013
The Worth Library,
Dr Steevens’ Hospital,
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)’.
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.