DiMeo Invited to Speak at History of Chemistry Seminar, Dublin
First-Year Brittain Fellow Michelle DiMeo was one of five guests invited to give a 1-hour lecture at a Robert Boyle seminar at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin.
This one-day seminar commemorated the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin and celebrated that 2011 has been designated the International Year of Chemistry. The international panel of historians of science was chaired by endowed physicians and professors of Chemistry from TCD. The day ended in the launch of the online exhibition “Alchemy and Chemistry at the Worth Library”. http://www.edwardworthlibrary.ie/News-and-Events/Robert-Boyle-Seminar
Michelle DiMeo’s paper, “‘Such a sister became such a brother’: Lady Katherine Ranelagh’s Influence on Robert Boyle”, is being revised for submission to the journal Intellectual History Review.
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About Robin Wharton
Robin Wharton is Assistant Director of Writing and Communication. She holds a law degree (1999) and a PhD (2009), both from the University of Georgia. Her current project involves exploring the influence of common law poetics in Middle English writing. Since 2005, she has been a collaborator on the project, and she is interested in how multimodal writing and communication instruction can be improved through the strategic application of digital technology. A former ballet dancer, she has also begun to consider how pedagogical methods drawn from the performing arts might be adapted for productive use in the higher-education classroom. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Wharton clerked for the Hon. Curtis L. Collier in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and then spent a number of years as an associate in the intellectual property group of a prominent Atlanta law firm. She continues to write about law and ethics, especially as they relate to digital humanities work, and to consult in legal matters involving new and traditional media. Profile photo by R.E. Burnett, 2011.