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

Reminder & Update: CFP History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland Annual Conference 2019

Note: The closing date for receipt of proposals for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland Annual Conference 2019 has been extended to July 10th 2019.

Further details are available here hstm call for papers 2019 (1)


The Faculty of Public Health Medicine/RAMI Medical History Section Joint Lecture.

Plagues and Imperialism: the Birth of Clinical Trials in Late 19th Century India

by George Davey Smith MD, DSc, FRCP, FRS Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Bristol.

6.30pm Wednesday 5th June 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Further details available here: RAMIFlyerDaveySmith_5th June 2019 (1)

CFP History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland Annual Conference 2019

Ulster University (Belfast campus), 18-20 October 2019

For its upcoming conference, the HSTM Network invites proposals on any topics in the history of science, technology and medicine. Topics do not necessarily have to relate to Ireland. 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 no more than 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 ‘Abstract 2019 conference’ as your email subject. Confirmation of acceptance should be within a month following the closing date.

Call closing date: 3rd June 2019


Further details available here:  hstm call for papers 2019

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) 

The Edward Worth Library Lecture Series 2019

The next lecture in the Series will be on 22 May 2019.
‘Visualising the Pauper Patient in Nineteenth-Century Ireland’ By Dr Catherine Cox, Director for the Centre for the History of Medicine (CHOMI) UCD, Dublin.
It will take place at 3.00pm in the Worth Library.
The lecture is a joint initiative of the Edward Worth Library and the Dr Steevens’ Hospital Library. Seating is limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
More information about the Series is available here

PhD Studentships in History and Geography at DCU

The School of History and Geography at Dublin City University are seeking candidates for PhD Studentships in History and Geography.
Potential candidates interested in the history of science, technology and medicine are encouraged to apply and may contact Juliana Adelman ( in advance of submitting an application. 
Full details are available here