2016 HSTM Network + Celsius Conference 11-12 November

The conference will take place on the St Patrick’s Campus (formerly St Patrick’s College) of Dublin City University. Registration will be at the entrance near reception.

If you wish to attend you are kindly requested to register in advance via Eventbrite.

FRIDAY 11th Nov
 9-10am: registration (reception area, St Patrick’s Campus)
10am-11am: Session 1

Session 1, Soviet Science, Room E306
Chair: Maria Falina
Konstantin Kiprijanov, ‘Chaos and beauty in a beaker.  The early history of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction’
Elena Sinelnikova, ‘Scientific societies vs. research institutes in the first decade of Soviet power’ 

11am-11:30am: TEA (outside E306)

11:30-1:30 pm: Session 2

Session 2A, State science, Room E306 Session 2B, Definitions and their impacts in medicine, Room FG10
Chair: Brian Trench Chair: Padraig Murphy
Veronica McDermott, ‘The evolution of natural science policy in Ireland: a “small state” story’ Maëlle Duchemin-Pelletier, ‘Still birth is still death’
Ágota Ábrán, ‘Growing plant medicines in the socialist ruins of Romania’ David Kilgannon, ‘”One class of people who have been neglected”: legislating for the disabled in Ireland, 1948-57’
Adrian James Kirwan, ‘The role of telegraphy in the governance and administration of Ireland, c. 1850-1890’ Harry Quinn Schone, ‘Testing Hacking’s looping effect through discussion with fibromyalgia patients’
Rory Mawhinney, ‘From Port to Plantation: the geographies of the 1919 British Eclipse Expeditions’ Sira Grosso, ‘What is reasonable and what can be proved as reasonable in the realm of medical malpractice claims’

1:30pm-2.30pm: LUNCH (Canteen)

FRIDAY CONT’D

2.30-4pm Session 3

Session 3A, Science fictions, science futures, Room E306 Session 3B, Interactions between psychiatry and general medicine, Room FG10
Chair: Peter Bowler Chair: Fiachra Byrne
Sam Robinson, ‘New Worlds: popularising science in Post-War science fiction magazines’ Laura Sellers, ‘Psychiatry and criminality in the late nineteenth-century prison’
Mat Paskins, ‘Voices prophesying everything: techno-scientific futures in the twentieth-century periodical’ Coreen McGuire, ‘Hysterical deafness and malingering in the First World War: the conflict between psychiatry and otology’
Paula Murphy, ‘”This endless space between the words”: Spike Jonze’s Her Kevin Jones, ‘Beyond the institution: British psychiatry during the inter-war period’

4pm-4.30pm TEA (outside E306)

4.30pm-6pm Session 4

Session 4A, History of medicine, Room E306 Session 4B, Fevers and epidemics, Room FG10
Chair: Neasa McGarrigle Chair: Ida Milne
Richard Bellis, ‘A statue engraved in flesh: allusions to the Belvedere torso in Andreas Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica (1543) and William Hunter’s The anatomy of the human gravid uterus (1774) Philomena Gorey, ‘Puerperal fever in Dublin.  The case of the Rotunda Lying-In Hospital’
Kevin Knowles, ‘Examining sociocultural interactions that impact oral health in the 19th C United States’ Patricia Marsh, ‘”Risks from shellfish—watch what you eat”: theories on the spread of typhoid fever in Belfast in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’
Shaun R. McCann, ‘From Herodotus to HIV’ Margaret Buckley, ‘Childhood epidemics in Limerick City, 1880-1890’

6:15 KEYNOTE, Room D211

Prof. Peter Bowler, Queen’s Universty, Belfast (Chair: Juliana Adelman)

 ‘Prophets of progress?: Predicting the future of science and technology from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov’

SATURDAY

9-11am: Session 5

Session 5A: Communicating, translating, and transmitting scientific ideas, Room D204 Session 5B: Sex, drugs, and humanity, Room D205
Chair: Juliana Adelman Chair: Adrian Kirwan
Gary Finnegan, ‘#VaccinesWork: communicating Jenner’s legacy’ Jennifer Brosnan, ‘The sexual education of medical students during the mid-nineteenth century: euphemism, nether regions, and banter’
Simon Whitehouse, ‘Rand McNally’s geophysical glob: how the earth was depicted during the early Space Age’ Christopher Cavin, ‘Promoting “bonding and comradeship”: cultures of military intoxication in the past and present’
Diarmid Finnegan, ‘Reason’s rhetor: Thomas Henry Huxley in America’ Ciarán McCabe, ‘Humane societies in Ireland and the transatlantic world’ 
Alberto Bardi, ‘Astronomical knowledge in late Byzantium’  

 11:00-11:30am: TEA (outside D211)

11:30-1.00pm: KEYNOTE, Room D204

Maja Horst, University of Copenhagen (Chair: Padraig Murphy)

‘What is the social responsibility of science?’

1.00-2:30pm:  LUNCH (D205/204)and Wikipedia

and an introduction to Irish content on Wikipedia with Rebecca O’Neill, bring your laptop and your lunch and learn how to add/modify entries, Room D205

2:30-4:30 Session 6

Session 6A, Evolutionary ideas in science and medicine, Room D204
Chair: Tanya O’Sullivan
Max Meulendijks, ‘A Darwinian medicine at the Purdysburn Villa Colony: William Graham on evolution, insanity, and degeneration in the Ulster context’
Emily Herring, ‘The reception of Henri Bergson in Britain: a new interpretation of the early career of Julian Huxley’
Ciarán Walsh, ‘The skeleton in the cupboard: unpacking the Ethnographic Survey of Great Britain (Ireland) 1891-1903’
John P. Jackson, Jr., ‘Population genetics, psychometrics, and the definition of race’

Don’t forget to Register for the HSTM Conference!

With just over two weeks to go until the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland Annual Conference 2016 don’t forget to secure your place by registering in advance through this link on eventbrite

Don’t forget to check out our updated conference programme.

We are excited to see you there!

Updated HSTM Network Conference Programme

The conference will take place on the St Patrick’s Campus (formerly St Patrick’s College) of Dublin City University.  Registration will be at the entrance near reception.  If you wish to attend you are kindly requested to register in advance via Eventbrite. Continue reading “Updated HSTM Network Conference Programme”

One Month to the HSTM Network Conference 2016!

We are counting down the days until the 2016 HSTM Network Ireland annual conference on the 11th and 12th of November in Dublin City University.

Register now through Eventbrite to guarantee your place.

There are numerous talks to get excited about all detailed on our conference programme. We’re especially excited about our two key note addresses by Peter Bowler (Queen’s University, Belfast) and Maja Horst (University of Cophenhagen).

HSTM Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the HSTM Network Ireland annual conference to be held at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland on 11 and 12 November.

The programme is diverse and international and includes two key note addresses.  Peter Bowler (Queen’s University, Belfast) will speak on ‘Prophets of progress? Predicting the future of science and technology from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov’.  Maja Horst (University of Cophenhagen) will speak on science and social responsibility.

Registration is through Eventbrite

Further details about the conference programme and the network can be found here