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

CHOMI Seminar Series

Our next seminar will take place on Thursday 21 February 2019, at 5 pm in Room K114, School of History, UCD

Dr Isabella Jackson (Assistant Professor in Chinese History at Trinity College Dublin) will deliver a paper entitled ‘Child slavery and changing conceptions of girlhood in modern Chinese history’.

More details available here: CHOMI seminar (Dr Isabella Jackson) 21 February 2019

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

 

Robert Boyle Winter School

The First Robert Boyle Winter School is taking place in Dr. Steevens’ Hospital on Friday 7 December 2018. This is a joint initiative of the Robert Boyle Summer School and the Edward Worth Library.

Places can be booked on ‘eventbrite’ Robert Boyle Winter School.

Details of the programme are available here: Robert Boyle Winter School programme

RAMI History of Medicine Section Lecture

The Workhouse of the South Dublin Union
by Davis Coakley, Emeritus Professor of Medical Gerontology at TCD and formerly Consultant Physician at SJH

Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 6.15 pm, Geoffrey Burke Room, First Floor, Setanta House, Setanta Place, Dublin 2

Further details available here: RAMICoakleyFLYER

All Welcome, particularly students

CHOMI Seminar Series

Reminder: The next paper in the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland seminar series will be at 5pm on Thursday 8 November 2018.

Dr Leanne McCormick (Ulster University) and Dr Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast) will deliver a paper entitled ‘Bad Bridget, the Unfit Mother: Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918’. The venue will be Room K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD. 

Further details are available below:

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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!