Knowledge in Context: Colloquium in Honour of Laurence Brockliss and Colin Jones

CFP – Why Public 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.

 

For more information and possible themes click here

Upcoming Events at the Worth Library

On Wednesday 19th July 2017 there will be an Open Day to mark the launch of an exhibition on ‘Early Modern Obstetrics at the Edward Worth Library’. All are welcome. For further information click here

 

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On Friday 17th November 2017 there will be a Joint Workshop of the Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club and the Edward Worth Library on ‘Botany in Early Modern Ireland’. This will be followed by a viewing of a small botanical exhibition in the Worth Library, which will include works and images from the Botanical Gardens, the Edward Worth Library, the National Library and Trinity College Dublin. Admission is free but booking is required. To book, please e-mail eaboran@tcd.ie by 10 November 2017. For information about the programme click here

CFP Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Annual Conference 2017

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 rebecca.stuart@centralbank.ie, with subject ‘ESHSI Conference’ by Friday 15th September 2017. Further information is available here  eshsi_call_for_papers_2017  

CFP: IMAGINING THE HISTORY OF THE FUTURE: UNSETTLING SCIENTIFIC STORIES

UNIVERSITY OF YORK, UK, March 27-29, 2018
 
The future just isn’t what it used to be … not least because people keep changing it.
Recent years have seen a significant growth of academic and public interest in the role of the sciences in creating and sustaining both imagined and enacted futures. Technological innovations and emergent theoretical paradigms gel and jolt against abiding ecological, social, medical or economic concerns: researchers, novelists, cartoonists, civil servants, business leaders and politicians assess and estimate the costs of planning for or mitigating likely consequences. The trouble is that thinking about the future is a matter of perspective: where you decide to stand constrains what you can see
With confirmed plenary speakers Professor Sherryl Vint (University of California, Riverside, USA) and Professor Charlotte Sleigh (University of Kent, UK) this three-day conference will bring together scholars, practitioners, and activists to explore ways in which different visions of the future and its history can be brought into productive dialogue.
Proposals for individual papers should include an abstract of no more than 250 words, together with a short (100) word author bio. Panel proposals should also include a short (150 word) commentary on the overall theme. Please email proposals to unsettling-science@york.ac.uk (as email attachments in Word format) by FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER. Authors will be notified of decisions by Friday 27th October. Prospective organisers of other formats should contact the organisers by email as soon as possible to discuss possibilities. Please direct all enquires to unsettling-science@york.ac.uk.
Further information can be found here

IHoM4

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.

IHoM4 is organised under the auspices of  DCU School of STEM Ed., Innovation and Global Studies CASTel and the Edward Worth Library

Robert Boyle Summer School 2017

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