Final call today for registration for the Maynooth Conference in the History of Mathematics.

Registration for the Conference (on August 1st and 2nd) has been extended to Tuesday the 16th of July at 5pm GMT, and you can register through the conference website here

registration is free but compulsory.
Thanks to funding from the British Society for the History of Mathematics, the Irish Mathematical Society, Maynooth University and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Maynooth University.
The conference schedule, and titles and abstracts for all but one talk are available from the conference website.

Invitation to view “WOMEN ON WALLS”

The History of Medicine Section of RAMI invite you to attend “Women on Walls” on Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Free Admission

This is an invitation to ALL RAMI Sections not just History of Medicine.  The meeting has been kindly organised by Ms. Mary O’Doherty (Assistant Librarian, Special Collections, RCSI Heritage Collections) who has been a loyal and true member of the History of Medicine Section for many years. 

Time: 17.00 – 19.00 in the Board Room of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The event will commence at 17.00 with a brief account of the newly commissioned portraits of eight medical women, followed by shared reminiscences among those attending of the women they knew.

Please register here

Irish History of Mathematics Conference (IHoM5)

Maynooth University will host a two day conference on the History of Mathematics on the 1st and 2nd of August 2019. It is being held jointly under the auspices of Irish History of Mathematics (IHoM) and the British Society for the History of Mathematics.

Day one will feature invited speakers on specific texts and topics from the Russell Library collection. Day two will allow for a mix of longer and shorter talks, similar to previous IHoM conferences.

Conference registration and the call for the submission of proposed titles and abstracts for day two are now open. Titles and abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted by the 10th of May, and conference registration closes on the 12th of July. For those interested in booking accommodation, some reduced rates are available and can be booked now.

Full details are available on the conference webpage (click here) 

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