‘A Dublin Hospital on the Western Front’
by Joseph Harbison
Associate Professor, Medical Gerontology, TCD and St James Hospital
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, History of Medicine Section,
Wednesday 6th April 2016 at 6.15pm
Setanta House, (First Floor) Setanta Place, Dublin 2
In 1917 a group of Irish doctors volunteered to take over one of the temporary base hospitals in France, and the 13th Stationary Hospital became the 83rd (Dublin) General Hospital. The 17th / 83rd opened only a couple of months after the outbreak of war, and became a specialist unit for managing face and jaw injuries and eye injuries. It remained in operation until long after the 1918 armistice, even after the departure of its Irish staff.
The Resources menu of the HSTM Network of Ireland website now contains the beginnings of what we believe will be a great tool for researchers in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine both in Ireland and abroad.
Currently we have pages containing information about the collections at the Edward Worth Library and the Royal Irish Academy and the slides from James Sumner’s fascinating lecture on teaching history of science to science undergraduates from the HSTM Network of Ireland’s 2015 conference.
We are happy to receive submissions of any resources you wish to share with us and we particularly encourage libraries and archives to participate. In time we hope to link to as many institutions, libraries, and archives with valuable resources on the history of science, medicine, and technology as possible to encourage more researchers in these subject areas in Ireland and abroad.
Call for Papers: Annual conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland in association with Celsius
HSTM Network Ireland and Celsius will host this year’s conference at Dublin City University, on November 11th-12th 2016.
Professor Peter Bowler will deliver the keynote address entitled ‘Prophets of Progress?: Predicting the future of science and technology from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov’.
The meeting will bring together researchers across disciplines in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. We welcome proposals of papers addressing science, technology and medicine in the context of history, society, culture, ethics or the law. Papers do not necessarily need to be historical nor do they need to have Ireland as their subject. Proposals of thematic sessions and roundtables are also welcome.
Individual papers will be twenty minutes in duration, with an additional ten minutes for questions and answers. To propose a paper please send a 200 word abstract by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘conference abstract’. Session proposals should include a short abstract on the session as a whole as well as individual paper abstracts (c. 100 words). The deadline for abstracts is Monday, 17 April, 2016.