CfP: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) History of Technology Conference Dublin 2019

This one day conference, to be held at the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Saturday 21st September 2019, will explore, by means of presentations in response to this Call for Papers, the many historical engineering and technological innovations, in all disciplines, created on and from the island of Ireland.

Some examples of the wide range of these historical engineering achievements are the gateway of transatlantic cables in the west coast of Ireland in the 19th and early 20th century, Harry Ferguson’s original tractor design, John Boyd Dunlop’s invention of the pneumatic tyre, Ulster’s maritime and heavy engineering heritage, the more recent evolution of Ireland as one of Europe’s leading research centres in ICT hardware, the centenary in 2019 of Marconi’s first east-west radio call from Ballybunion, Co. Kerry and the first transatlantic flight by Alcock and Brown landing near Marconi’s wireless station at Clifden, Co.Galway.

We invite proposals for typically 20 minute paper presentations ( exceptionally 30 minute offers will be considered) or panels of 2 or 3 papers on the history of innovation, engineering and technology as well as the preservation and interpretation thereof. Strong preference will be given to panels that reflect diversity e.g. diversity in affiliations, gender and or professional rank.

Proposals of no more than 200 words, together with the name, institutional affiliation and any special requirements e.g. accessibility should be Emailed to Anne Locker, Manager IET Library and Archives (alocker@theiet.org) no later than 26th April 2019.

Further details are available here

CfP: Uncovering Material Knowledge

This conference invites scholars from the arts, humanities and social sciences to participate in a discussion about the development, experience and construction of material knowledge in the past. Contributions are welcomed from a wide range of historical eras, from the ancient through to the modern. This conference seeks to break with the age-old separation of hand and mind and uncover examples of material and embodied knowledge across a broad range of periods, geographical locations, spaces and places.

Proposals might engage with the following questions:

  • What connections can be drawn between histories of material culture and histories of intellectual activity?
  • How is artisanal, tactile or tacit knowledge communicated in different periods and places and how can we access these forms of knowledge?
  • What role does space and place play in our understanding of (material) knowledge?
  • How is intellectual authority constructed through material practices and who possesses such authority?
  • How can we better understand technique (in theory and practice) and embodied knowledge in different periods of history?
  • What role do material literacies (or the absence of them) play in historians’ understanding of knowledge production in the past?

The delegate fee is £50 for the two-day conference, which includes lunch, refreshments and the reception. Delegate fee waivers are available on application to postgraduate students and unwaged early career researchers.

Please send proposals for papers and panels (maximum 250 words per paper) to Leonie Hannan, at l.hannan@qub.ac.uk by Friday 28 June 2019. Individual papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length, panels should ordinarily be comprised of three contributors but proposals for other formats, such as round tables, group presentations or workshops, are encouraged.

This conference is generously supported by Queen’s University Belfast, Past & Present and the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry.

More details and registration information available here

CFP: PRONI Conference on Institutions in Irish History

‘Prisons, Asylums, Workhouses: Institutions in Irish History’.
The call for papers closes on 31st March 2019. Abstracts not exceeding 250
words in length, together with a short biography should be sent to Dr Gillian
Allmond at irishinstitutions@gmail.com
The conference will take place over two days, 13th to 14 June 2019 at the Public
Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), which is located in the Titanic Quarter
of Belfast. Conference events will include a wine reception and tour of Clifton
House, the former poorhouse for Belfast; a conference dinner at Crumlin Road
Gaol (including a tour of the former prison) and a walking tour of West Belfast led
by former republican and loyalist prisoners. PRONI staff will lead tours of the
building during the conference and present selected archive records.

The conference is supported by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
(PRONI) and there is no charge to attend. Separate charges will be made for meals
and events.
Further details are available here: Call for Papers

2019 Scientiae Conference

The 2019 Scientiae conference will be held at Queen’s University, Belfast from June 12th-15th. Based on proposals already accepted, we anticipate a conference of approximately 175 scholars, most of them at mid- or senior-career. However, to encourage local participation, we are pleased to invite further proposals from researchers on the island of Ireland only, with a deadline of March 8th.

Scientiae is the interdisciplinary conference on intellectual culture, 1400-1800. It is centred on, but not limited to, developments in the early-modern natural sciences. Philosophers, historians, literary scholars and others are invited to share their perspectives on this vital period. Belfast 2019 will be our 8th annual meeting.

Proposals are invited for:

  • Individual (20-minute) papers: Please submit a descriptive title, 250-word abstract, and one-page CV.
  • Complete panels: Same as above for each paper, plus 150-word rationale for the panel. Maximum four panellists, plus chair (and/or respondent).
  • Workshops: One-page CV for each workshop leader, plus 250-word plan for the session: topic, techniques, hands-on resources, etc.
  • Seminars: One-page CV for each seminar leader, plus 250-word rationale for the session: its topic, and its suitability for treatment in seminar format.

All proposals should be sent to pertransibunt@gmail.com.

For more details about the programme so far see 2019.SCIENTIAE.CFP.Ext.Ireland

For more information, and the conference poster, click here

 

Thank you

HSTM Network Ireland would like to say a big thank you to all the speakers, chairs and attendees at the recent conference in Belfast. We are particularly indebted to Max Meulendijks for organising this year’s event and to our excellent hosts at Queen’s University Belfast.

Thank you all for making HSTMNI2018 such a success and we look forward to seeing you again in 2019!

RCPI Heritage Centre Lectures: 350 years of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Ireland

Thursday 18th October 2018, 10am-5pm, free, further details and booking on line available here

 HC Lectures 2018 – Poster

Centenary of Midwives (Ireland) Act 1918 Conference

The forthcoming Centenary of Midwives (Ireland) Act 1918 Conference: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, will take place in the Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, on 1st October 2018.
Conference programme is available here: Conference programme_FINAL_url