CfP: Uncovering Material Knowledge

This conference invites scholars from the arts, humanities and social sciences to participate in a discussion about the development, experience and construction of material knowledge in the past. Contributions are welcomed from a wide range of historical eras, from the ancient through to the modern. This conference seeks to break with the age-old separation of hand and mind and uncover examples of material and embodied knowledge across a broad range of periods, geographical locations, spaces and places.

Proposals might engage with the following questions:

  • What connections can be drawn between histories of material culture and histories of intellectual activity?
  • How is artisanal, tactile or tacit knowledge communicated in different periods and places and how can we access these forms of knowledge?
  • What role does space and place play in our understanding of (material) knowledge?
  • How is intellectual authority constructed through material practices and who possesses such authority?
  • How can we better understand technique (in theory and practice) and embodied knowledge in different periods of history?
  • What role do material literacies (or the absence of them) play in historians’ understanding of knowledge production in the past?

The delegate fee is £50 for the two-day conference, which includes lunch, refreshments and the reception. Delegate fee waivers are available on application to postgraduate students and unwaged early career researchers.

Please send proposals for papers and panels (maximum 250 words per paper) to Leonie Hannan, at l.hannan@qub.ac.uk by Friday 28 June 2019. Individual papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length, panels should ordinarily be comprised of three contributors but proposals for other formats, such as round tables, group presentations or workshops, are encouraged.

This conference is generously supported by Queen’s University Belfast, Past & Present and the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry.

More details and registration information available here

RAMI Medical History Section lecture

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

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

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

Registration: HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference

Call for registration
Annual HSTM Network Ireland Conference.
26-27 October 2018 – Queen’s University Belfast, School of Natural and Built Environment.
The HSTM Network Ireland cordially invites all interested individuals to attend its 4th annual conference. Composed of a promising array of papers, both days should prove to be of interest to any HSTM aficionado. On the Friday afternoon, our keynote speaker, Nick Hopwood, will give us a visual history of human embryos with the provisional title “Why You Expect Embryos When You’re Expecting.” Cost for attendance is normally £40, but £20 for unwaged/students. See relevant links below.

Conference: Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern Ireland, 23 November 2018

This one-day conference will be held at the Edward Worth Library in the Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8.

Date:  Friday 23 November 2018.

See below for further details:

Gardens in Early Modern Ireland programme

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.