August 2021 Reading Group – HSTM Ireland Network

The HSTM Network Ireland reading group meet online once a month to engage in discussion about a topical article in the fields of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Our next meeting will take place on:

Friday, August 20th 2021, 1-2:30pm, Zoom

We will be reading:

Wynter, R. (2021). Ambition, ‘failure’ and the laboratory: Birmingham as a centre of twentieth-century British scientific psychiatry. The British Journal for the History of Science, 54(1), 19-40.

More information on the reading group and the monthly readings can be found here.

If you would like to join the reading group, please email hstmnetworkireland@gmail.com. Details of readings and a link to the discussion group will then be forwarded to you.

HSTM Magazine – Call For Contributions!

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 guide can be found here.

HSTM Network Ireland Reading Group Begins!

The HSTM Network Ireland reading group will be meeting online once a month to engage in discussion about a topical article in the fields of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Our first meeting will take place on:

Friday, July 16th 2021, 1-2:30pm, Zoom

We will be reading:

Elshakry, Marwa. “When science became Western: Historiographical reflections.” Isis 101, no. 1 (2010): 98-109.

More information on the reading group and the monthly readings can be found here.

If you would like to join the reading group, please email hstmnetworkireland@gmail.com. Details of readings and a link to the discussion group will then be forwarded to you.

BSHM-CSHPM/SCHPM Conference: People, Places, Practices, 12 July 2021 to 15 July 2021

The joint BSHM-CSHPM/SCHPM conference on the theme of People, Places, Practices will take place from Monday 12 July (starting 14:00) to Thursday 15 July.

The conference (originally scheduled to take place in St Andrews, summer 2020) will be online. Most presentations will be pre-recorded and made available the previous day. Plenaries will be pre-recorded and released, but will also be played live. The timetable allows participants to watch the relevant recordings immediately before the live session Q&A if they wish. Live Q&A sessions are all 40 minutes, allowing time for a break, and a bit of slippage, before the zoom channel is needed for the next live session.

Presentations of specific Irish interest are:

Wed 14th @14:00 Colm Mulcahy (Plenary) – Plenary 5: The Scottish Irish Mathematical Trail

Wed 14th @17:00 Maurice OReilly (Q&A with pre-recorded video available in advance) – Developing an online exhibition of selected mathematical works from Marsh’s Library, Dublin: an early modern library through the eyes of undergraduate mathematics students

Thu 15th @ 18:00 Anne Van Weerden (Q&A with pre-recorded video available in advance) – Sir William Rowan Hamilton: the influence of the 1880s temperance struggles on his posthumous reputation

Registration is free: https://www.bshm.ac.uk/events/people-places-practices-joint-bshm-cshpmschpm-conference

Lecture: Dr Edward Worth and infectious diseases in early eighteenth-century Dublin, 19 May 2021 at 6.15 pm

The Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland’s History of Medicine Section hosts, Dr Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian, the Edward Worth Library who will present at this free lecture hosted via Zoom.

This lecture investigates infectious diseases in early eighteenth-century Dublin through the prism of the library of Dr Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenthcentury Dublin physician. The lecture will examine Worth’s plague collection, along with other contemporary printed sources, to explore what was known about the 1720 Marseille plague in Dublin and how Dublin society reacted to it. The lecture will also examine other infectious diseases, such as smallpox and tuberculosis, not only in the context of Worth’s own collecting, but also in the broader context of the Dublin book trade in the early decades of the eighteenth century.

The event is free but registration is required at: https://www.rami.ie/event/history-of-medicine-section-lecture-wednesday-19th-may-2021/

A flyer can be download here:

“Robert Boyle, Lady Ranelagh, and the Great Plague of 1665-66” Monday 22 March 5-6pm

Dr Michelle di Meo

Dealing with pandemics is nothing new for scientists. Throughout history new contagious diseases have emerged, seemingly out of nowhere. Physicians, researchers, and public officials then scramble towards mitigating the spread and discovering a cure while death tolls and unemployment rise. Robert Boyle and his sister, the scientific collaborator Lady Ranelagh, lived through the infamous Great Plague of London over 1665-66. What did they understand about the disease? How did they deal with it? Are there any lessons from 350 years ago that could apply to COVID-19 today? Join us as historian Michelle DiMeo illuminates how Robert Boyle and Lady Ranelagh’s experiences with a plague year share some striking similarities to what we face today.  

To book, go to http://www.robertboyle.ie/

Pedagogical Experiments: Christian Kindergarten Education in Republican China, CHOMI seminar, 25 Feb. 5 pm

Pedagogical Experiments: Christian Kindergarten Education in Republican China

Dr Jenny Bond (University College Dublin)

To register, please click here

Once you have registered, a link to the Zoom webinar will be emailed to the address you provide. Please note: you do not need to download Zoom to join the webinar. For more details please see the attached flyer.

For details of other seminars in the 2020/21 CHOMI series, see here

Population Health Advocacy: The Legacy of Sir Charles A. Cameron, 2 March

Sir Charles Alexander Cameron (1830-1921) RCSI President, Professor of Chemistry, Public Analyst and Medical Officer of Health for Dublin.

To mark the centenary of his death, RCSI will host a virtual panel discussion to address the importance of population health advocacy and present the inaugural Sir Charles Alexander Cameron Award for Population Health. We are delighted to announce that Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, will be the first award recipient in recognition of his global leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This panel discussion will be chaired by Professor Ciaran O’Boyle, Director of the RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health. Panelists include:

  • Dr Ida Milne, Historian and Lecturer in European History at Carlow College
  • Professor Donal O’Shea, Professor and Head of Chemistry Department, RCSI
  • Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
  • Professor Emer Shelley, Honorary Associate Professor of Epidemiology RCSI and Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI
  • Dr Ciarán Wallace, Historian and Deputy Director of the Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury, TCD
  • Date:02 March 2021
  • Time:13:00 – 14:00
  • Category:Community, General events 
  • Location:Online

Registration can be found here: https://www.rcsi.com/dublin/news-and-events/events/event/2021/the-cameron-award

RAMI History Section Lecture

Knowing the prostate, knowing the man: the
creation of a surgical specialty, 1895-1920

by Kieran Fitzpatrick BA, MA, DPhil. NUI Research Fellow in the Humanities, Moore Institute at NUI Galway

Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 6.15 pm
Conor Ward Room, First Floor, Setanta House
Setanta Place, Dublin 2

More details here: RAMIFitzpatrickFLYER

 

CHOMI Seminar October 24th

The next CHOMI seminar is being held this coming Thursday (24 Oct 2019).

Professor Khaled Fahmy (University of Cambridge) will speak on ‘Opening up a few corpses: Islam, dissection and modernity’. The seminar is being organised in partnership with UCD Global History Seminar Series and will be held at 5pm in K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD. See poster attached.

CHOMI seminar 24 Oct 2019 (Khaled Fahmy) (1)