This one day conference, to be held at the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Saturday 21st September 2019, will explore, by means of presentations in response to this Call for Papers, the many historical engineering and technological innovations, in all disciplines, created on and from the island of Ireland.
Some examples of the wide range of these historical engineering achievements are the gateway of transatlantic cables in the west coast of Ireland in the 19th and early 20th century, Harry Ferguson’s original tractor design, John Boyd Dunlop’s invention of the pneumatic tyre, Ulster’s maritime and heavy engineering heritage, the more recent evolution of Ireland as one of Europe’s leading research centres in ICT hardware, the centenary in 2019 of Marconi’s first east-west radio call from Ballybunion, Co. Kerry and the first transatlantic flight by Alcock and Brown landing near Marconi’s wireless station at Clifden, Co.Galway.
We invite proposals for typically 20 minute paper presentations ( exceptionally 30 minute offers will be considered) or panels of 2 or 3 papers on the history of innovation, engineering and technology as well as the preservation and interpretation thereof. Strong preference will be given to panels that reflect diversity e.g. diversity in affiliations, gender and or professional rank.
Proposals of no more than 200 words, together with the name, institutional affiliation and any special requirements e.g. accessibility should be Emailed to Anne Locker, Manager IET Library and Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 26th April 2019.
Further details are available here
On Wednesday March 27th at 3.00pm Professor William McCormack (Worth Librarian emeritus) will give our first lecture of the 2019 Series.
The topic is ‘Ambrose Charpentier (1861-1945), Roger Casement’s GP Doctor.’
Please note that seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Further Information about the Seminar Series is available here
The final seminar of the CHOMI 2018-19 series will be held on Thursday 11 April 2019.
Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (University of Strathclyde) will deliver a paper entitled ‘A Woman’s Right to Know: A History of Pregnancy Testing in Britain’.
The seminar will begin at 5pm in Room K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD.
Further details are available here: CHOMI seminar (Jesse Olszynko-Gryn) 11 Apr 2019
The first lecture of the Edward Worth Library Seminar Series for 2019 will take place in the Worth Library at 3.00pm on Wednesday 27 March and it will be given by Professor William McCormack (Worth Librarian emeritus). The topic will be ‘Ambrose Charpentier (1861-1945), Roger Casement’s GP Doctor.’
Further information about the 2019 Seminar Series is available here: The Edward Worth Library 2019 Seminar Series
Smoking Kills: The Revolutionary Life of Richard Doll
By Conrad Keating, Visiting Professor/Writer-in-Residence, School of Medicine, TCD
Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 6.30pm
Winter Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Further details available here: RAMIFlyerKEATING_Wed 27th March 2019 (1)
Admission is free but please register
Our next seminar will take place on Thursday 21 February 2019, at 5 pm in Room K114, School of History, UCD
Dr Isabella Jackson (Assistant Professor in Chinese History at Trinity College Dublin) will deliver a paper entitled ‘Child slavery and changing conceptions of girlhood in modern Chinese history’.
More details available here: CHOMI seminar (Dr Isabella Jackson) 21 February 2019
The Workhouse of the South Dublin Union
by Davis Coakley, Emeritus Professor of Medical Gerontology at TCD and formerly Consultant Physician at SJH
Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 6.15 pm, Geoffrey Burke Room, First Floor, Setanta House, Setanta Place, Dublin 2
Further details available here: RAMICoakleyFLYER
All Welcome, particularly students