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The Reception of Newton: International Conference at the Edward Worth Library Dublin

To mark Dublin City of Science 2012 the Worth Library is organising a two-day conference to explore the many facets of Newton’s legacy.
The Reception of Newton: International Conference at the Edward Worth Library Dublin

Edward Worth Library Dr Steeven's Hospital

The Reception of Newton:  An international conference at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin

 

To mark Dublin City of Science 2012 the Worth Library is organising a two-day conference to explore the many facets of Newton’s legacy. In recent years, considerable attention has been devoted to the elucidation of the precise nature and scope of Newton’s influence on eighteenth-century science in particular, and on Enlightenment culture more generally. The Edward Worth Library is uniquely positioned to contribute to ongoing reassessment.

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The Worth Library at Dr Steeven's Hospital is one of the leseer known treasures of Dublin (and Ireland's) cultural inheritance.  An early eighteenth century library belonging to a Dublin physician, Edward Worth (1678-1733), the Library and its holdings bears witness to the spread of newtonianism in Ireland. Worth’s collection reminds us of the range and depth of the newtonian impact on Europe and the crucial role played by second generation newtonians in clarifying, classifying and re-presenting Newton’s ideas.

 Organisers:    Dr Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian, The Edward Worth Library, Dublin; and Professor Mordechai Feingold (Caltech).

 See also here for the Alchemy and Chemistry on-line exhibition featuring Boyle