Last Day to pre-register for the HSTM Network Ireland Conference!

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Network Ireland Inaugural Conference

Maynooth University

13-14 November 2015

Irish research council Logo

Maynooth NUI Logo

History of Science Technology and Medicine Network Ireland logo

Supported by the Irish Research Council New Foundations scheme

Organised by: HSTM Network Ireland

In co-operation with: Department of History, Maynooth University, HSTM Network Ireland

The HSTM Network Ireland fosters research, teaching and public engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM) in Ireland.  It brings together researchers based in Ireland and welcomes overseas members with relevant interests. We aim to raise the profile of HSTM in Ireland and link Irish-based researchers to an international community of scholars. The Network’s inaugural conference will promote awareness of archival sources for HSTM on the island, advocate HSTM as a subject at all levels of education, support and develop public events with an HSTM element, and produce an accessible bibliography of HSTM research.

Inaugural Conference

The conference committee (composed of Ida Milne (Queen’s University Belfast), Ian Miller (Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University of Ulster) and Adrian James Kirwan (Maynooth University)) invites you to REGISTER for the HSTM Network Ireland’s inaugural conference taking place at Maynooth University on 13-14 November 2015. The event will showcase innovative, original research currently being pursued by established and early-career researchers working in HSTM in Ireland and abroad.

A provisional conference program can be consulted through this link: HSTM Provisional Conference Schedule

Location, Travel & Accomodation Information:

The campus and town: Maynooth is a university town 28km west of Dublin, in Co Kildare, situated on the M4 motorway from Dublin to the west.  Its name comes from the Irish Maigh Nuadhad, meaning ‘plain of Nuadha’.  It is historically significant as the seat of the Duke of Leinster, the Fitzgerald family, at Maynooth Castle and then Carton House (now a premier hotel and golf club), and as Ireland’s main Roman Catholic seminary, St Patrick’s College. It is also the location of the Irish Catholic Bishop’s Conference. It centres around a small main street, and has a variety of restaurants, pubs and shopping centres.   

Transport: Most places are within easy walking distance of the college, but there are good local taxi services. It is served by frequent commuter connections by rail and bus to Dublin. Dublin Bus services include the 66 and 67 routes. Information about the Dublin (Connolly Station) to Maynooth train service is available from IrishRail and on commuter buses from DublinBus.

Parking: Please note that the university operates a parking permit system and clamping is enforced. Paid parking is extremely limited on campus. However, parking at a rate of €5 a day is available off of Leinster Street (Google Maps lists it incorrectly as Newman Pl.). This is located past the Garda Station in Maynooth town. It is a short five minute walk to the main gates of the University’s South Campus.

Venue: The conference will take place in An Foras Feasa, which is located on the first floor of the Iontas building, on the university’s north campus; a campus map is available here

Campus accommodation: The campus has a variety of conference accommodation to suit different budgets. These range from college rooms with shared toilet and shower facilities to en suites; prices begin at €27 excluding breakfast. Accommodation can be booked through the Maynooth Campus Accommodation website 

N.B. please use the following code to avail of the conference discount: HSTM_07/15 

Registration & Conference Dinner

Cost: Conference registration will cost: €20 waged or €10 unwaged/students (coffee breaks and lunches are included in this price) for non-speakers. 

Conference dinner: An optional conference dinner will take place on Friday,13 November, at Picaderos restaurant. This has a selection of Argentinean and Spanish food as well as more traditional fare. The restaurant is located in Maynooth town and is a five minute walk from the University’s south campus. There will be an additional charge of €35 for the conference dinner, which is applicable to all.

Booking: To book your place at the conference please proceed to the Maynooth University online shop.

Registration is essential and closes on October 30th

Contact us:

All communication should be sent to hstm.conf.2015@gmail.com

3 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR HSTM CONFERENCE!

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Network Ireland Inaugural Conference

Maynooth University

13-14 November 2015

Irish research council Logo

Maynooth NUI Logo

History of Science Technology and Medicine Network Ireland logo

Supported by the Irish Research Council New Foundations scheme

Organised by: HSTM Network Ireland

In co-operation with: Department of History, Maynooth University, HSTM Network Ireland

The HSTM Network Ireland fosters research, teaching and public engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM) in Ireland.  It brings together researchers based in Ireland and welcomes overseas members with relevant interests. We aim to raise the profile of HSTM in Ireland and link Irish-based researchers to an international community of scholars. The Network’s inaugural conference will promote awareness of archival sources for HSTM on the island, advocate HSTM as a subject at all levels of education, support and develop public events with an HSTM element, and produce an accessible bibliography of HSTM research.

Inaugural Conference

The conference committee (composed of Ida Milne (Queen’s University Belfast), Ian Miller (Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University of Ulster) and Adrian James Kirwan (Maynooth University)) invites you to REGISTER for the HSTM Network Ireland’s inaugural conference taking place at Maynooth University on 13-14 November 2015. The event will showcase innovative, original research currently being pursued by established and early-career researchers working in HSTM in Ireland and abroad.

A provisional conference program can be consulted through this link: HSTM Provisional Conference Schedule

Location, Travel & Accomodation Information:

The campus and town: Maynooth is a university town 28km west of Dublin, in Co Kildare, situated on the M4 motorway from Dublin to the west.  Its name comes from the Irish Maigh Nuadhad, meaning ‘plain of Nuadha’.  It is historically significant as the seat of the Duke of Leinster, the Fitzgerald family, at Maynooth Castle and then Carton House (now a premier hotel and golf club), and as Ireland’s main Roman Catholic seminary, St Patrick’s College. It is also the location of the Irish Catholic Bishop’s Conference. It centres around a small main street, and has a variety of restaurants, pubs and shopping centres.   

Transport: Most places are within easy walking distance of the college, but there are good local taxi services. It is served by frequent commuter connections by rail and bus to Dublin. Dublin Bus services include the 66 and 67 routes. Information about the Dublin (Connolly Station) to Maynooth train service is available from IrishRail and on commuter buses from DublinBus.

Parking: Please note that the university operates a parking permit system and clamping is enforced. Paid parking is extremely limited on campus. However, parking at a rate of €5 a day is available off of Leinster Street (Google Maps lists it incorrectly as Newman Pl.). This is located past the Garda Station in Maynooth town. It is a short five minute walk to the main gates of the University’s South Campus.

Venue: The conference will take place in An Foras Feasa, which is located on the first floor of the Iontas building, on the university’s north campus; a campus map is available here

Campus accommodation: The campus has a variety of conference accommodation to suit different budgets. These range from college rooms with shared toilet and shower facilities to en suites; prices begin at €27 excluding breakfast. Accommodation can be booked through the Maynooth Campus Accommodation website 

N.B. please use the following code to avail of the conference discount: HSTM_07/15 

Registration & Conference Dinner

Cost: Conference registration will cost: €20 waged or €10 unwaged/students (coffee breaks and lunches are included in this price) for non-speakers. 

Conference dinner: An optional conference dinner will take place on Friday,13 November, at Picaderos restaurant. This has a selection of Argentinean and Spanish food as well as more traditional fare. The restaurant is located in Maynooth town and is a five minute walk from the University’s south campus. There will be an additional charge of €35 for the conference dinner, which is applicable to all.

Booking: To book your place at the conference please proceed to the Maynooth University online shop.

Registration is essential and closes on October 30th

Contact us:

All communication should be sent to hstm.conf.2015@gmail.com

Seminar: Ciarán McCabe (NUIG) on Contagion

The Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series presents:

Dr Ciarán McCabe (National University of Ireland, Galway)
‘”Contagion is supposed to have been introduced from the country”: civic and charitable responses to the 1817-19 fever epidemic in Dublin city’

Thursday, 5 November
5 pm, K114, UCD School of History.

RAMI Lecture on Michael O’Gorman in Spain

Michael O’ Gorman: Physician in the Service of Spain, Founder of Modern Medicine in Argentina

By Susan Wilkinson

This lecture will trace the career of Michael O’ Gorman, who, although born in Ireland, was a physician in the service of Spain, and was appointed Protomedicato in the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata. He established the first medical school there, and is regarded as the founder modern medicine in Argentina.

Hosted by the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI), History of Medicine Section,

Wednesday 28th October 2015 6.15 pm, Setanta House, (1st Floor)

All Welcome, Particularly Students.

Inauguration of the Tribunal of the Protomedicato in Buenes Aires, 1780, Michael O’ Gorman in the centre
Inauguration of the Tribunal of the Protomedicato in Buenes Aires, 1780, Michael O’ Gorman in the centre

Maths Week: Here’s looking at Euclid

As part of Maths Week 2015, Marsh’s Library is delighted to present ‘Here’s Looking at Euclid’, a public talk by Professor Robin Wilson.

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Tickets: Free event, booking is recommended as there are limited seats.

 Tickets are available at Eventbrite 

More information about the talk and Professor Robin Wilson can be found on Marsh’s Library website

RCPI Heritage Centre Lectures

Tuesday 13th the Royal College of Physicians Ireland will host a day of lectures focusing on World War I in the morning and afternoon.

From 16:30 – 17:10 will take place presentations of the Kirkpatrick History of Medicine Award Lectures and the reception and presentation of the award itself.

For more information and detail on how to book a place please click on the following link:

RCPI Heritage Centre Lectures  

George Boole Lecture for Maths Week by Desmond McHale

George Boole, 1815-1864
George Boole, 1815-1864
Professor Desmond MacHale (UCC) will give a lecture entitled,
Elegance, simplicity and genius: George Boole’s equation x²=x
at 11:00 on Tuesday 13th October, 2015 in DCU St Patrick’s College Drumcondra campus, room E214. St. Patrick’s College has participated actively in Maths Week every year since its inception in 2006, and the Maths Department is honoured to have such a distinguished speaker this year as Desmond MacHale.
George Boole was born in Lincoln on 2nd November 1815. He was the first professor of mathematics at Queen’s College Cork, from 1849 until his death in that city in 1864. His seminal work, An Investigation of the Laws of Thought (1854), laid the theoretical foundations for all the digital machines and gadgets that are ubiquitous today.
A new edition of Des MacHale’s biography of Boole, “The Life and work of George Boole: A prelude to the digital age“, has just been published. There is no one better qualified than Des MacHale to speak on him, in this the bicentenary year of Boole’s birth.
Des MacHale is well known, not only as a mathematician, but as one who takes a serious interest in humour. Do consider coming along to enjoy a lecture that promises to be as scintillating as it is informative!