The Network will hold its next committee meeting on Friday 24th March at 2.pm in the Edward Worth Library
The Irish Committee of Historical Sciences
invite you to a symposium to celebrate their relaunch
Past, Present and Future: Reflections on Modern Historiography
by Professor Lawrence Goldman
(Director, Institute of Historical Research, London)
With a response by Professor Marian Lyons (Maynooth)
Chaired by Professor David Hayton (emeritus QUB)
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Dublin
FREE, ALL WELCOME
wine reception to follow
This is the final week of the NI Science Festival which concludes on February 26th. Below are a selection of events occurring over the coming week.
- BBC Horizon Editor Steve Crabtree journeys through the Horizon archives, pulling out key moments of health discoveries and disease outbreaks @ The QFT / Weds 22 Feb, 6pm
- talk on the technological breakthroughs and ethical issues presented by cognitive computing by IBM’s Reseach’s Chief Science Officer@ Belfast City Hall / Thurs Feb 23, 5.30pm
- Irish scientist and engineer Dr Niamh Shaw fresh from the Crew 173 Mars analog mission @ The Armagh Planetarium / Sat Feb 25, 2pm
- Institute of Physics presents an afternoon with NI physicist & Pulsar discoverer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Professor Jim Al-Khalili@ The Whitla Hall / Sun 26 Feb, 2pm.
The next seminar in the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series takes place on Thursday, 23 February:
‘The famine of 1741, Handel and the première of Messiah in Dublin: what’s the connection?’
Talk by Dr Jonathan Bardon (President, Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society).
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at 6.15pm.
Geoffrey Bourke Room, First Floor, Setanta House, Dublin 2.
The Thomsons of Belfast: mathematics, engineering and invention in the family of Lord Kelvin
Saturday 18 February 2017, 14.15 to 16.30
The Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North, Belfast BT1 6AR
A joint meeting organised by the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society and the British Society for the History of Mathematics
The speakers will be:
Dr Mark McCartney (Ulster): ‘James Thomson Snr: the Industrious Mathematical Educator’
Professor Andrew Whitaker (QUB): ‘James Thomson Jnr: a Victorian Engineer’
Professor Crosbie Smith (Kent): ‘Lord Kelvin: the Irish Dimensions’
Admission free. Booking will soon be available through the Northern Ireland Science Festival (www.nisciencefestival.com) but registration is also possible on the day (an email in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org would be helpful – thanks).