The History of Science, Technology & Medicine (HSTM) Network of Ireland was established in 2014 to foster research, teaching and public engagement in Ireland and beyond, while linking Irish researchers to the international community of scholars. Since then, the network has hosted annual conferences, promoted awareness of archival sources across the island, advocated HSTM as a subject at all levels of education and supported and developed public events with an HSTM element.
In 2021, the HSTM Network will launch an online magazine edited by members Ian Miller, Max Meulendijks, Elena Schaa and Shelby Zimmermann. The network is currently seeking original research articles (c.1500-2000 words) on any HSTM-related subject (Irish or non-Irish). Topics might include (but are not limited to) the history of:
· Disease and illness
· Mental health and emotions
· Healthcare provision
· Health experiences of marginalised communities
· The popular reception of science
· Networks and/or geographies of science
· Academic disciplines and institutions (relating to HSTM)
· Systematic knowledge production
· Technological innovation
We are also seeking reviews of new books, exhibitions, media and events relating to Irish HSTM research (or HSTM research being conducted in Ireland). We also wish to run articles that focus on a particular archive in Ireland or an interesting object/text from a collection.
Contributions will be published initially on the HSTM Network Ireland website, and then collated in a bi-annual printed magazine. We welcome contributions from all career stages.
To discuss ideas for a potential contributions, please email HSTMIrelandonline@gmail.com
Style guidelines can be found here.