History of Medicine Section, Wednesday 9th May 2018
09/05/2018 in Conor Ward Room, First Floor, Setanta House, Setanta Place, Dublin 2
The Schools’ Manuscript Collection: A lens through which to view the interwoven threads of ethno-medicine, ritual and religion
Fiona Shannon (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin)
The National Folklore Collection at University College Dublin holds one of the largest collections of ethnographic material in the world and it has recently been inscribed into the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The Schools’ Manuscript Collection is one body of information stored within this archive that contains over 700,000 pages of regional, Irish traditional and folkloric knowledge, collected by school children in the 1930s. Our research has involved analysing ethno-medicinal information documented in this collection, offering a unique insight into the medicinal beliefs and practices of the people at that time.
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