The 6th Robert Boyle Summer School will take place from the 22nd to 25th of June 2017 at Lismore Co. Waterford and Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel Youghal, and will address the theme “What is science for?”
The RBSS Programme for 2017 is available here
The History of Science: An Introduction
Lecturer: Tanya O’Sullivan, BA, MA, PhD (member of the HSTM Network)
Location: Queen’s University Belfast
5 weekly sessions on Mondays 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, starting 25 April
In order to understand the central role science plays today, a closer look at its historical and social context is recommended. Using a variety of resources, this non-technical course will encourage students to see the history of science not as a series of names and dates but as an interconnected and complex web of relationships between science and society.
Suggested Reading: Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey, P Bowler & Iwan Morus (Chicago University Press).
5 CATS Points (Level 1)
(No class on Monday 2 May)
(concession rate £20.00)
Full Price: £35.00
The Central European University Summer University invites applications from MA and PhD students to the course,
“Cities and Science: Urban History and the History of Science in the Study of Early Modern and Modern Europe”
to take place in Budapest, 18-27 July 2016.
Application deadline: 14 February 2016
This interdisciplinary summer course will bring together senior and junior scholars of urban history, the history of science, and other related fields in order to exchange ideas in developing new research agendas with an aim to expand the “urban variable” in the history of science and to designate a space for the sciences in urban history from the early modern period to the early 20th century.
While the summer school will have a distinct interdisciplinary and trans-epochal character, and encourages practitioners of other fields, such as environmental studies, gender studies, literature, science and technology studies, sociology, cultural or social anthropology, to apply, potential participants should demonstrate historical awareness and a general interest in history.
The course is directed by Markian Prokopovych and Katalin Straner, and the faculty includes Bert De Munck, Karl Hall, László Kontler, Kapil Raj, Ulrike Spring, and Roey Sweet.
For more information on the course, including eligibility criteria and application requirements, see http://summer.ceu.hu/citiesandscience-2016
For more information on the CEU Summer University: http://www.summer.ceu.hu