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The Trinity–Worth Lecture Series in Medieval & Renaissance Medicine and Science

The Medieval History Research Centre and the Edward Worth Library's annual Trinity–Worth Lecture for 2023 is TBC.

Trinity–Worth Lecture Series

This annual Trinity–Worth Lecture series represents the fruits of a collaboration between MHRC and the Worth Library, which houses the book-collection assembled by Edward Worth (1676–1733), a notable Dublin physician. The collection is one of the lesser-known treasures of the city’s cultural inheritance. It is housed in Dr Steevens’ Hospital, an institution of which Worth was a governor and major benefactor. For further information on the Worth Library, visit: http://edwardworthlibrary.ie/

Former TCD-Worth Lecturers

2023

Dr Catherine Rider (Exeter)
Telling Stories about Illness and Magic: Magical Remedies and the Inquisition in Early Modern Malta

2022

Dr Zubin Mistry (Edinburgh)
Reproduction, Religion and the Social History of Early Medieval Medicine

2021

Dr Sarah Baccianti (Queen’s University Belfast)
Mapping Medical Knowledge in Medieval Iceland: Manuscripts and Sagas

2020

Cancelled, due to Covid

2019

Dr James Palmer (St Andrews)
Charlemagne’s Sciences and the Framing of Carolingian Religion, 757-818

2018

Michael Schonhardt (Freiburg)
A Scientific Revolution before Galilei? How the astrolabe transformed 11th-century science (in Bavaria)

2017

Professor Guy Geltner (Amsterdam)
Premodern Public Health: The End of an Oxymoron

2016

Professor Carol Rawcliffe (East Anglia)
Christ the Physician Walks the Wards: Religion and Medicine in the Later Middle Ages

2015 Professor John Henderson (London),
Death in Florence: Plague, Public Health and the Poor in a late Italian renaissance state
2014

Dr Maria de la Cruz de Carlos Varona (Madrid)
Giving Birth at the Habsburg Court in the Sixteenth Century

2013

Professor S.K Cohn (Glasgow)
Naming and Blaming in Early Modern Europe: The Case of Syphilis


Last updated 3 August 2023 medieval.history@tcd.ie (Email).