Reminder: CFP HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference 2018

Call closing date: 21 June 2018
History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland.
Annual conference 2018
26-27 October 2018
Keynote: Professor Nick Hopwood (University of Cambridge) on a visual history of embryos, tentatively titled ‘Why you expect embryos when you’re expecting.’
Hosted at: The School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast.

Call for Papers/Panels:
For its upcoming conference, the HSTM Network invites proposals on all topics in the history of science, technology and medicine, no Irish connection required. Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract including five key words, and mention the name and affiliation (unless independent) of the speaker. Individual presentations should be 20 minutes, with 10 minutes afterwards for questions. Panel submissions should include three papers (each with a 250-word abstract including five key words) ,a chair if possible, and a 100-word panel abstract. In both cases, please have ‘Submission 2018 conference’ as your email subject to help speed things along for us. We aim to confirm acceptance of papers within a month of the call for papers closing date.
Address for paper submissions/queries: hstmnetworkireland@gmail.com

Registration fees: £20 for unwaged/students – £40 for waged.

 

RAMI Medical History Section Lecture

 

The Schools’ Manuscript Collection: A lens through which to view the
interwoven threads of ethno-medicine, ritual and religion

By Fiona Shannon
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin

Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 6.15 pm
Conor Ward Room, First Floor, Setanta House
Setanta Place, Dublin 2

All Welcome, particularly students

Further details available here RAMI Shannon FLYER

 

Third Annual Huxley Lecture on the History of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Maynooth University, have the pleasure in announcing the third annual Huxley Lecture on the History of Mathematics by Dr Philip Beeley from the University of Oxford, on Tuesday 24th of April at 6pm (Renehan Hall). 

Title: ‘To the very Fountains of Mathematical Learning’. Euclid’s Elements and the reform of university teaching around 1700.
Further details are available here

HAPP Network Summer School

HAPP Network Summer School on History of Physics: Scientific Instruments and Environmental Physics – 20th-24th August 2018

This Summer School will survey the history of scientific instruments and seeks to contribute to the understanding of the development of recent climate science by exploring the role played by the physical sciences.

The Summer School will be held in the historic surroundings of Brasenose College at the University of Oxford with the provisional programme available here. Registration to attend the Summer School with payment of the registration fee of £195 which will also include the cost of all lunches and dinners can be done here by the registration deadline of Friday 30th March 2018. Bed and breakfast accommodation in rooms at Brasenose College for the duration of the Summer School can be booked and paid for here using the code HAPP2018 before selecting the Summer School dates. There will be visits to the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory as part of the programme. A limited number of bursaries to cover the registration fee are available to students and postdoctoral researchers from developing countries – to apply please send a request or any queries to happ-centre@stx.ox.ac.uk .

Further details about this event are available here

 

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