CFP: PRONI Conference on Institutions in Irish History

‘Prisons, Asylums, Workhouses: Institutions in Irish History’.
The call for papers closes on 31st March 2019. Abstracts not exceeding 250
words in length, together with a short biography should be sent to Dr Gillian
Allmond at irishinstitutions@gmail.com
The conference will take place over two days, 13th to 14 June 2019 at the Public
Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), which is located in the Titanic Quarter
of Belfast. Conference events will include a wine reception and tour of Clifton
House, the former poorhouse for Belfast; a conference dinner at Crumlin Road
Gaol (including a tour of the former prison) and a walking tour of West Belfast led
by former republican and loyalist prisoners. PRONI staff will lead tours of the
building during the conference and present selected archive records.

The conference is supported by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
(PRONI) and there is no charge to attend. Separate charges will be made for meals
and events.
Further details are available here: Call for Papers

CHOMI Seminar Series

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

2019 Scientiae Conference

The 2019 Scientiae conference will be held at Queen’s University, Belfast from June 12th-15th. Based on proposals already accepted, we anticipate a conference of approximately 175 scholars, most of them at mid- or senior-career. However, to encourage local participation, we are pleased to invite further proposals from researchers on the island of Ireland only, with a deadline of March 8th.

Scientiae is the interdisciplinary conference on intellectual culture, 1400-1800. It is centred on, but not limited to, developments in the early-modern natural sciences. Philosophers, historians, literary scholars and others are invited to share their perspectives on this vital period. Belfast 2019 will be our 8th annual meeting.

Proposals are invited for:

  • Individual (20-minute) papers: Please submit a descriptive title, 250-word abstract, and one-page CV.
  • Complete panels: Same as above for each paper, plus 150-word rationale for the panel. Maximum four panellists, plus chair (and/or respondent).
  • Workshops: One-page CV for each workshop leader, plus 250-word plan for the session: topic, techniques, hands-on resources, etc.
  • Seminars: One-page CV for each seminar leader, plus 250-word rationale for the session: its topic, and its suitability for treatment in seminar format.

All proposals should be sent to pertransibunt@gmail.com.

For more details about the programme so far see 2019.SCIENTIAE.CFP.Ext.Ireland

For more information, and the conference poster, click here

 

Robert Boyle Winter School

The First Robert Boyle Winter School is taking place in Dr. Steevens’ Hospital on Friday 7 December 2018. This is a joint initiative of the Robert Boyle Summer School and the Edward Worth Library.

Places can be booked on ‘eventbrite’ Robert Boyle Winter School.

Details of the programme are available here: Robert Boyle Winter School programme

CHOMI Seminar Series

Reminder: The next paper in the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland seminar series will be at 5pm on Thursday 8 November 2018.

Dr Leanne McCormick (Ulster University) and Dr Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast) will deliver a paper entitled ‘Bad Bridget, the Unfit Mother: Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918’. The venue will be Room K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD. 

Further details are available below:

chomi-seminar-mccormick-farrell-8-nov-2018-1

 

Reminder: RDS Library Speaker Series talk tomorrow

Emma Swain, QUB, will give a talk on Animals, Evolution and the Victorians on Wednesday 3 October at 6.30pm in the Merrion Room.

The question, “What makes us human?” has a perennial fascination. This talk will explore how the Victorians, concerned about the impact of evolution on religious beliefs, considered the boundary between humans and other animals.

Emma Swain is completing her PhD at Queen’s University Belfast on Victorian science, and the relationship between humans and animals, in religious periodicals.

The event is free to book here

 

RCPI Heritage Centre Lectures: 350 years of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Ireland

Thursday 18th October 2018, 10am-5pm, free, further details and booking on line available here

 HC Lectures 2018 – Poster