Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn


RCSI Heritage Collections are involved in a number of collaborative projects with a variety of educational and cultural institutes. Some of these collaborations are listed below.

Surgeons & Insurgents: RCSI and the Easter Rising lecture series  

An exciting and informative free public lecture series accompanied the College's 1916 commemorative exhibition that ran from 23rd March until 17th April 2016. These lectures are available to watch on the RCSI Youtube Channel. Click on the lecture you wish to watch below and enjoy.

'Surgeons & Insurgents: RCSI and the Easter Rising' - Dr. Mary McAuliffe

'The Easter Rising: Fighting for the Crown or Half Crown?' - Padraig Yeates

'Blood and Bandages: Medicine and the Easter Rising' - Anthony Kinsella 

'Stuff Matters: The Material Culture of 1916' - Lisa Godson and Dr. Joanna Bruck 

'The Rising: A statement of intent, successes and failures' - Comdt. Victor Laing 

'Michael Mallin' - Dr. Brian Hughes

'St John Ambulance and the Easter Rising' - Padraig Allen

'To Surgeons & Beyond! RCSI, Rebels and the Republic' - Meadhbh Murphy 

'Letters of 1916: A Year in the Life' 

The 'Letters of 1916' project is the first public humanities project in Ireland pioneered by Maynooth University and An Foras Feasa. The Project began in September 2013 and is creating a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the 1916 Easter Rising. It Includes letters held at institutes in Ireland and abroad alongside those in private collections. A letter from the Emily Winifred Dickson Collection, RCSI's first female Fellow, features in this project. Emily's aunt, who lived near Mount Street Bridge, wrote to her describing the events of that historic week in Irish history as they unfolded around her. To help transcribe this letter and others in the 'Letters of 1916' project click here.

3U Partnership

Under the 3U Partnership, which is a collaborative venture between the libraries of RCSI, Maynooth University and DCU: St Patrick's College, an online exhibition entitled 'Outsider Women' is available to researchers, students and public alike. This collaborative online exhibition was launched on 1st September 2015 by Dr. Sandra Collins, National Library of Ireland, at the opening ceremony of the DRHA 2015 (Digital Research in teh Humanities and Arts). The collection of RCSI's first female Fellow, Emily Winifred Dickson (RCSI/IP/Dickson), was selected for this digital humanities collaboration and can be found here.