This colloquium has been organized by colleagues and former colleagues to mark the twentieth anniversary of this work’s publication and the year of Laurence Brockliss’s retirement. Examining the ways in which knowledge is contextualized in early modern Europe and Britain, speakers from a range of historical disciplines (classical scholarship, antiquarianism, philosophy, natural sciences) and from a variety of national perspectives will demonstrate the range of Brockliss and Jones’s impact in integrating intellectual history with other sub disciplines of history.
In Autumn 2017 the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast is launching its new Centre for Public History. An interdisciplinary initiative, the Centre aims to provide a broad approach to the multi-faceted method of public history – in theory, application, and critique. This inaugural annual conference begins that task by seeking to assess the current state of the discipline. It asks a simple but vital question: in an age of ‘fake news’, ‘history wars’, and ‘impact agendas’, what role do scholars and practitioners have in shaping the relationship between the public and the place of the past?
The conference on 7th and 8th December 2017 will feature the annual Keith Jeffery Memorial Lecture, to be delivered this year by Professor Jock Phillips. Reflective keynote lectures will also be given by Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham University)and Professor Peter Mandler (University of Cambridge)
Bursaries: A limited number of bursaries of £300, covering the conference fee, travel, and accommodation, are available for postgraduate and ECR (within three years of PhD) who are delivering a paper. Anyone seeking to avail of this should indicate when emailing their abstract.
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On 16 and 17 November 2017, the Annual Conference of the Economic and Social History Society will take place in the Central Bank of Ireland, Dublin. The broad theme of the meeting is “Globalisation, Identity and Prosperity in Irish History”, but submissions on other topics are also encouraged.
Prospective speakers should send a one-page abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject ‘ESHSI Conference’ by Friday 15th September 2017. Further information is available here eshsi_call_for_papers_2017
The fourth Irish conference on the History of Mathematics (IHoM4) will be held in the Edward Worth Library, Dublin, on Friday 9th June 2017.
There is a programme of 12 presentations on a variety of topics appropriate to the theme of the conference. Further details (including programme/schedule and abstracts) can be found here
Those interested in attending the conference should register here as early as possible, but no later than Tuesday 6th June.
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