HSTM Network Ireland Conference 2018

Reminder: Annual History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland Conference. 26-27 October 2018 – Queen’s University Belfast, School of Natural and Built Environment.

Updated conference programme is available here: Conference programme update

Register for the conference here 
Register for the conference dinner here  (password HSTM2018)
Note: An AGM will be held at the upcoming conference and a new chair will be installed. If you would like to nominate someone, please send an email to hstmnetworkireland@gmail.com or Adrian.Kirwan@mu.ie

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

Meeting 27 January, Worth Library

The network will hold a meeting of the committee on Friday, 27 January at 2 pm in the Worth Library.  All are welcome to join us. We are seeking new people for a number of roles and generally welcome input from anyone working in the field.

Crowdfunding Project Cityscapes & Earth Debates

As part of a Cartography and Mapping Grants Challenge, HSTM Network Ireland member Tanya O’Sullivan has launched a crowdfunding project to raise 500 dollars in 30 days to help start a research project on:

Cityscapes and Earth Debates: Fashioning the Geosphere in Nineteenth-Century Ireland.

This project maps the course of scientific ideas as they navigate the cultural landscape of nineteenth-century Ireland. It is primarily concerned with the relationship between scientific knowledge and urban space and takes as its theme the mid nineteenth-century discourse on earth sciences in Ireland. It assesses the crucial significance of city-lives, space and place on contemporary discussions around the age, structure and evolution of the earth.

We hope that this exposure as part of the Cartography and Mapping Grant Challenge on experiment.com will help to promote the history of science  within science and bring Irish HSTM research to a wider audience. There is a facility to provide ‘lab notes’ or updates on the project as the work progresses, and backers can discuss and become involved in the research as well as being acknowledged in the final article.

Please share this link to the project page with HSTM people or anyone who might be interested, and feel free to donate, even $5 will help!

Click on this link for more information and to donate! https://experiment.com/projects/cityscapes-and-earth-debates-fashioning-the-geosphere-in-nineteenth-century-ireland

 

Public Open Day at the Edward Worth Library

The Edward Worth Library in Dr. Steeven’s Hospital Dublin will be open to the public on 14 November 2016  10.00am-4.00pm as part of Science Week Ireland. All Welcome.


Directions: The Edward Worth Library is situated beside Heuston Train Station and easily accessible by the Luas Red Line, Train, or Dublin Bus 145.