HSTM Conference 2016 Programme

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HSTM ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

  11&12 NOVEMBER 2016

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FRIDAY

9-10am: registration

10am-11am: Session 1

Session 1A: Soviet science

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’

Session 1B: Early modern medicine

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)

Fabrizio Bigotti, ‘Santorio’s “method to avoid all errors” (1603): quantification and experimentation in early modern medicine

11am-11:30am: TEA

11:30-1:30 pm: Session 2

Session 2A: State science

Veronica McDermott, ‘The evolution of natural science policy in Ireland: a “small state” story’

Ágota Ábrán, ‘Growing plant medicines in the socialist ruins of Romania’

Adrian James Kirwan, ‘The role of telegraphy in the governance and administration of Ireland, c. 1850-1890’

Rory Mawhinney, ‘From Port to Plantation: the geographies of the 1919 British Eclipse Expeditions’

Session 2B: Definitions and their impacts in medicine

Maëlle Duchemin-Pelletier, ‘Still birth is still death’

David Kilgannon, ‘”One class of people who have been neglected”: legislating for the disabled in Ireland, 1948-57’

Harry Quinn Schone, ‘Testing Hacking’s looping effect through discussion with fibromyalgia patients’

Sira Grosso, ‘What is reasonable and what can be proved as reasonable in the realm of medical malpractice claims’

1:30pm-2.30pm: LUNCH 

 and HSTM Objects discussion panel (TBC)

2.30-4pm Session 3

Session 3A: Science fictions, science futures

Sam Robinson, ‘New Worlds: popularising science in Post-War science fiction magazines’

Mat Paskins, ‘Voices prophesying everything: techno-scientific futures in the twentieth-century periodical’

Paula Murphy, ‘”This endless space between the words”: Spike Jonze’s Her

Session 3B:  Interactions between psychiatry and general medicine

Laura Sellers, ‘Psychiatry and criminality in the late nineteenth-century prison’

Coreen McGuire, ‘Hysterical deafness and malingering in the First World War: the conflict between psychiatry and otology’

Kevin Jones, ‘Beyond the institution: British psychiatry during the inter-war period’

4pm-4.30pm TEA

4.30pm-6pm Session 4

Session 4A: Haematology, oncology, and dentistry

Clifford S. Pukel, ‘Historical revisionism in the history of cancer immunology: the tale of William Coley and Lloyd Old’

Kevin Knowles, ‘Examining sociocultural interactions that impact oral health in the 19th C United States’

Shaun R. McCann, ‘From Herodotus to HIV’

Session 4B: Fevers and epidemics

Philomena Gorey, ‘Puerperal fever in Dublin.  The case of the Rotunda Lying-In Hospital’

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’

Margaret Buckley, ‘Childhood epidemics in Limerick City, 1880-1890’

6:15 KEYNOTE, Prof. Peter Bowler, Queen’s University, Belfast

‘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

Gary Finnegan, ‘#VaccinesWork: communicating Jenner’s legacy’

Simon Whitehouse, ‘Rand McNally’s geophysical glob: how the earth was depicted during the early Space Age’

Diarmid Finnegan, ‘Reason’s rhetor: Thomas Henry Huxley in America’

Alberto Bardi, ‘Astronomical knowledge in late Byzantium’

Session 5B: Sex, drugs, and humanity

Jennifer Brosnan, ‘The sexual education of medical students during the mid-nineteenth century: euphemism, nether regions, and banter’

Christopher Cavin, ‘Promoting “bonding and comradeship”: cultures of military intoxication in the past and present’

Ciaran McCabe, ‘Humane societies in Ireland and the transatlantic world’

11:00-11:30am: TEA

11:30-1.00pm: KEYNOTE: Maja Horst, University of Copenhagen

Title TBC, topic on the social responsibility of science

1.00-2:30pm  LUNCH

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

2:30-4:30 Session 6

Session 6A: Evolutionary ideas in science and medicine

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’

Sharing of Medical Ideas Project Meeting

Project Meeting on ‘The Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information Among Early-Modern Practitioners.’

Held in The Edward Worth Library in association with the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, Tuesday 2nd August 2016, 2-5:30pm.

With keynote lectures by Catherine Cox and Ole Peter Grell.

Free Admission but Booking essential.

For Bookings contact Dr. Ben Hazard .

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CFP: HSTM Network Annual conference in association with Celsius

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 hstmnetworkireland@gmail.com 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.

 

CFP Dublin Postgraduate History Conference

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: dphconference@gmail.com

Call closes: 4 March 2016

Call for Papers: Medicine in its Place

Medicine in its Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference

7 – 10 July 2016 Canterbury, England, United Kingdom

Hosted by the Centre for the History of Medicine, Ethics and Medical Humanities, University of Kent

The Society for the Social History of Medicine hosts a major, biennial, international, and interdisciplinary conference. In 2016 it will explore the theme of place. The committee conceives ‘place’ in its broadest sense – from political, spatial, and cultural spaces, to the narrow confines of a patient’s hospital bed. The biennial conference is not exclusive in terms of its theme, and reflects the diversity of the discipline of the social history of medicine. Call for Papers Proposals that consider all topics relevant to the history of medicine broadly conceived are invited, but the 2016 committee encourages proposals for papers, sessions, and round-tables that examine, challenge, and refine the history of medical and health related spaces from the laboratory to open-air therapy; the body and mind in a range of environments, locales including nation, communities and identities, and issues surrounding ethics and state and private provision of places for medicine. We welcome a range of disciplinary approaches and time periods. However, submissions are not restricted to any area of study, and the committee welcomes proposals on a range of subjects relevant to the history of medicine and place, from the history of architecture to imagined spaces. The committee encourages proposals advancing innovative thinking based on new research.

Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract including five key words and a short CV. Panel submissions should include three papers (each with a 250-word abstract including five key words short CV), a chair, and a 100-word panel abstract. Round-table submissions should include the names of four participants (each with a short CV), a chair, a 500-word abstract and five key words. Submissions and queries should be sent to: medicineinitsplace2016@kent.ac.uk Call closes: 1 February 2016

Call For Papers: Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference July 2016

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2016

University of Exeter 28-29th July 2016

Following on from the success of preceding Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conferences in 2014 and 2015, this interdisciplinary conference aims to reflect the broad and vibrant research of the medical humanities by bringing together postgraduate researchers from across the field. We therefore welcome abstracts on any subject relating to health, illness, sex and medicine from postgraduates working in all humanities disciplines. We also encourage proposals from students training for a clinical profession, where their interests intersect with humanities scholarship. The conference will enable postgraduates to exchange ideas and share their work in a welcoming and stimulating environment, providing the opportunity to discuss their research with scholars working from a range of perspectives.

We invite applicants to submit abstracts of up to 300 words (for 20-minute previously unpublished papers) to pgmedhums@exeter.ac.uk by Friday 29th January 2016 with “PGMH 2016 Conference Abstract” written in the subject line of the email. We also welcome panel and workshop proposals. Such proposals should include 300-word abstracts for up to four speakers in addition to a 500- word overview that explains the aims and rationale for the session.