Postgraduate historians of science, technology and medicine in Dublin may be interested in the following postgraduate conference.
DEADLINE: 4 March 2016
Call for Papers Dublin Postgraduate History Conference 2016 Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin 7-8 May 2016
This conference aims to bring together postgraduate students from Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin to showcase the historical research being undertaken by postgraduate students in these institutions. The conference will be held in Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin. The committee conceives that the conference will allow postgraduates to exchange ideas with scholars working from a range of perspectives, and share their work in a welcoming and stimulating environment. We welcome abstracts from a broad spectrum of postgraduate scholars, including MA students and those undertaking degrees at MLitt, MPhil, and doctoral level. Submissions are not restricted to any area of study. The conference aims to reflect the diversity of historical research being undertaken in Dublin, and the committee welcomes proposals on a range of subjects.
Proposals that are based on new research are encouraged. Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract and a short biography, for twenty-minute, previously unpublished papers.
Submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call closes: 4 March 2016
The next seminar in the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series takes place on Thursday, 3 March:
Dr Janet Greenlees (Glasgow Caledonian University)
‘The tenuous relationship between gender, health and work, c.1860-1960’
5pm, K114, School of History, UCD
The following research fellowship may be of interest to our members researching the early modern period:
Research Fellowships at the Worth Library
The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, is offering a one month research fellowship, to be held in 2016, to encourage research relevant to its collections. The Worth Library is a collection of 4,400 books, left to Dr Steevens’ Hospital by Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenth-century Dublin physician. The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book. Research does not, however, have to be restricted to these three key areas. Further information about the collection and our catalogues may be found on our website: www.edwardworthlibrary.ie
The closing date is Monday 4 April 2016.
For further details and application procedures please go to the Edward Worth Library website
The Call for Papers for the 2nd annual HSTM Network Ireland Conference in November 2016 will be coming soon. We are delighted that Peter Bowler will be presenting a keynote address on, ‘Prophets of Progress?: a history of predicting the future’
Watch this space!
The Northern Ireland Science Festival, an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics will be held this year from the 18th to the 28th of February.
During the day the festival will present a range of workshops, talks and interactive activities for young people, parents and schools. In the evening the festival will come alive with an eclectic mix of scientific debates, talks, theatre, comedy, music and film for adults. As well as their core themes of science, technology, engineering and maths, it will focus on how science affects our everyday lives through exploring the science of food, music, art and sport. With over 100 events across more than 25 venues, you are invited to discover the wonderful world of science.
Historians will particularly be interested in ‘From the Cosmos to the City: the geographies of scientific knowledge’ Thursday February 25th 7pm-8:30pm. Tickets are free but prebooking is required.
The full programme of events is available on the festival website.