From medieval text to mobile: folk medicine in Irish tradition
WhenWednesday, August 24, 2016, 13:00
Heritage Week Lunchtime Lecture by Dr Bairbre Ní Fhloinn
This year Heritage Week will take place on 22-26 August and the Library has organised two Lunchtime Lectures to coincide with this national event. Join us on Wednesday 24 August 1pm for Dr Bairbre Ní Fhloinn's lecture on 'From medieval text to mobile: folk medicine in Irish tradition.' This lecture has been organised in association with the Irish Texts Society.
Bairbre Ní Fhloinn lectures and is Head of Subject in Irish Folklore, in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore at University College Dublin. Her research interests include folk medicine, occupational belief and practice, the role of tradition in contemporary popular culture, folk belief and associated narratives, and the work and history of the UCD National Folklore Collection and its predecessors. She has published widely on a range of topics, and has been a frequent contributor to radio and television programmes over the years. She has also studied folklore abroad, in Helsinki and in Sardinia.
The first of our Heritage Week Lunchtime Lectures will take place on Monday 22 August 1pm:
‘Colonial experiments in geographical information systems: the Ordnance Survey and other archival databases in nineteenth-century Ireland’ by Professor Patrick J. Duffy.
Listen to Dr Bairbre Ní Fhloinn's Lecture here
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