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History of Science, Technology & Medicine Network of Ireland

Wiles Lectures 2018: ‘Trustees of Evolution: The Huxleys from Empire to World, c.1825-1975’ 

The Wiles Lectures 2018 will run from Wednesday 16th May through to Saturday 19th May 2018. All lectures will be in the Emeleus Lecture Theatre, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast

‘Trustees of Evolution: The Huxleys from Empire to World, c.1825-1975’ by Professor Alison Bashford, Research Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

The 2018 Wiles Lectures explore how life and earth sciences contributed to global modernity over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, through the work of Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895) and his grandson Julian Sorrell Huxley (1887–1975). They were ‘trustees of evolution’, a phrase that Julian Huxley used to describe humankind as a whole, but which historian of global science, Alison Bashford, uses to describe the Huxleys themselves.  The Lectures aim to interrogate the great questions of modernity that first Thomas and then Julian Huxley raised and researched: about the changing nature of time; the connections and distinctions between human history and natural history; the impact of minds on bodies and bodies on minds; the relationship between the deep past and the distant future of humankind. They pondered the same momentous problems but in very different contexts; the grandfather in the imperial nineteenth century and the grandson in the international twentieth century. The span of their vital dates thus permits unique analysis of complex and often elusive ideas about nature, culture, and difference in pre-, high-, and post-Darwinian worlds, and in a global context for scientific thought that shifted from high imperialism to high internationalism.

More information about Wiles 2018 is available here

 

International Women’s Day: Women and Medicine during the First World War

To mark International Women’s Day, PRONI will host a half day conference exploring the role of female medical and nursing staff during the First World War. This event will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2018, 10.00 am – 1.15 pm.

Admission to the Women in Medicine during the First World War conference is FREE, but booking is essential.    Please register via Eventbrite

Another event follows straight after this PRONI morning conference at 2pm, entitled Imperial War Museums – WomensWork100 – Film screening at PRONI.

Admission to the WomensWork100 Film Screening  is FREE, but booking is essential. Please register via  Eventbrite

Further details about both events can be found here

 

RAMI History of Medicine Section Lecture

Sir Hans Sloane MD: the Irishman who collected the World

by Dr Robert G W Anderson,
President of the Science History Institute, Philadelphia

Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 6.30pm. Royal College of Physicians of Ireland,
6 Kildare Street, Dublin

Further information is available here: RAMIFlyerAnderson Sir Hans Sloane the Irishman who collected the World

Medical and Health Humanities Seminar

At the next seminar of the TCD Medical and Health Humanities Initiative, Ms Harriet Wheelock, Archivist at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland will present on developing a Medical Heritage site.

This will take place on Tuesday 20th February,  at 1-2pm in the Long Room Hub with videolink to the clinical sites.

Further information is available here:  Medical_Heritage_Site_Redux

Astronomy In Ireland 1780-1870: From Astrometry To Astrophysics

This lecture by Professor Jim Bennett will take place in the RDS on Thursday February 15th at 18:30.

Professor Jim Bennett is a historian of science who has worked mainly on the physical sciences and practical mathematics, and their intersection in astronomy. He concluded his career in universities and museums as Director of the Museum of the History of Science and Professor of the History of Science in the University of Oxford. He is currently President of the Hakluyt Society.

Following this talk in the RDS Library Speaker Series a reception and book launch will take place in the Library to mark publication of, ‘William E. Wilson (The Work and Family of a Westmeath Astronomer’, by Ian Elliott and Charles Mollan. The book is Number 5 in the RDS Science and Irish Culture Series.

 

The above talk is admission free but prior booking is essential. Further details are available here

CHOMI Seminars

The Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland is pleased to announce our seminar schedule for the semester. We very much hope you can attend them.
Thursday 8 February 2018
Dr Jane Hand (University of Warwick)
 ‘Health on the High Street: Consumerism, the NHS and Low-Fat Diets in Britain since the 1970s’
Thursday 12 April 2018
Dr Fionnuala Walsh (University College Dublin)
“‘You will feel that that you are being of some use’: Irish nurses and the Great War 1914-1918”
All seminars take place at 5pm, in Room K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD. 
You may also be interested in the following event.
Lecture by Dr Ronan Foley (Maynooth University) on Therapeutic Environments in 18th and 19th Century Ireland: Hybrid Spaces and Practices”. It takes place in the Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD, on Friday, 26 January, from 6-7pm. Registration is via this link:
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