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Seminar Series, 2019-20

The Centre hosts a series of seminars, conferences, workshops and symposia, which are open to all. Everyone is welcome to our seminar series, normally held on Thursday evening at 5pm in K114, School of History, UCD.

Please click on paper title to listen to podcasts of past papers.



06 February 2020

Dr Ana Antic (University of Exeter)

Transcultural Psychiatry and the Birth of a "Global Psyche" after WWII: A Global History from Below?

5pm, K114, School of History, UCD

20 February 2020 

Panel: New Histories of the Medical Profession

Dr Mary Hatfield (University College Dublin)  

Passionate Physicians and Childish Children: Diagnosing Emotion in Irish Paediatrics 1780-1850

 Dr Kieran Fitzpatrick (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Beyond Villainy? Some Reflections on the Medical Profession and it’s Place in Modern History

5pm, K114, School of History, UCD

23 April 2020 - CANCELLED

Dr Laura Kelly (University of Strathclyde)

Sex, Marriage and Contraception in Ireland, 1950-80: an oral history of sexual knowledge and family planning practices

5pm, K114, School of History, UCD


Thursday 19 September 2019

Panel: 'Divisive Respectability': National Gay Federation and the Prisoners'Rights

Dr Patrick McDonagh (EUI, Florence) and Dr Oisín Wall (University College Dublin)

5pm, K114, School of History, UCD


Thursday 10 October 2019

Dr Mike Brown, (University of Roehampton)

The Patient's Voice: Emotion and Agency in the Cultures of Romantic Surgery (in partnership with History of Emotions in Ireland)

5pm, K114, School of History, UCD

Thursday 24 October 2019

Professor Khaled Fahmy, (University of Cambridge)

Opening Up a Few Corpses: Islam, Dissection and Modernity (in partnership with UCD Global History Seminar Series)

5pm, K114, School of History, UCD

Tuesday 3 December 2019 - Cancelled

Panel: 'Instruction and experience: Shaping Mothers' Views of Health and Health Care'

Chair: Dr Finnuala Walsh

Speaker: Professor Rima Apple (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  'The Contradictions of Scientific Motherhood: Women, Childcare, and the Politics of Expertise'

4pm, K114, School of History, University College Dublin


Contact UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland

School of History, Room J113, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8185