PhD Studentships in History and Geography at DCU, Dublin.

Dublin City University – School of History and Geography

CFP: IMAGINING THE HISTORY OF THE FUTURE: UNSETTLING SCIENTIFIC STORIES

UNIVERSITY OF YORK, UK, March 27-29, 2018
 
The future just isn’t what it used to be … not least because people keep changing it.
Recent years have seen a significant growth of academic and public interest in the role of the sciences in creating and sustaining both imagined and enacted futures. Technological innovations and emergent theoretical paradigms gel and jolt against abiding ecological, social, medical or economic concerns: researchers, novelists, cartoonists, civil servants, business leaders and politicians assess and estimate the costs of planning for or mitigating likely consequences. The trouble is that thinking about the future is a matter of perspective: where you decide to stand constrains what you can see
With confirmed plenary speakers Professor Sherryl Vint (University of California, Riverside, USA) and Professor Charlotte Sleigh (University of Kent, UK) this three-day conference will bring together scholars, practitioners, and activists to explore ways in which different visions of the future and its history can be brought into productive dialogue.
Proposals for individual papers should include an abstract of no more than 250 words, together with a short (100) word author bio. Panel proposals should also include a short (150 word) commentary on the overall theme. Please email proposals to unsettling-science@york.ac.uk (as email attachments in Word format) by FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER. Authors will be notified of decisions by Friday 27th October. Prospective organisers of other formats should contact the organisers by email as soon as possible to discuss possibilities. Please direct all enquires to unsettling-science@york.ac.uk.
Further information can be found here

SFI DISCOVER PROGRAMME CALL 2017

The purpose of the Science Foundation Ireland Call is to support projects that encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to be informed, inspired and involved in STEM.

Applications must clearly outline how the project will address Science Foundation Ireland’s goal to have an engaged and scientifically informed public in Ireland.  An engaged public feels confident to:

  • understand the role of STEM in our lives
  • can judge between competing STEM arguments / engage in informed debate on STEM issues
  • encourage young people to study and work in STEM
  • feels engaged with STEM research

Projects should address this by showing how they:

  • promote and support STEM education
  • promote STEM career pathways
  • increase the general public’s engagement with STEM and its importance in society

Click here for further information and application details.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications:   13.00 hours (Irish time) on Friday, 23 June 2017

Meeting 9th June DCU

The Network will hold its next committee meeting on Friday June 9th at 2.00pm in room D205  St. Patrick’s Campus DCU

Enter by the main reception (near the church).  Walk up the small steps and turn right immediately.  Follow the signs to the 2nd floor of D Block.

 

 

IHoM4

The fourth Irish conference on the History of Mathematics (IHoM4) will be held in the Edward Worth Library, Dublin, on Friday 9th June 2017.

There is a programme of 12 presentations on a variety of topics appropriate to the theme of the conference. Further details (including programme/schedule and abstracts) can be found here 

Those interested in attending the conference should register here as early as possible, but no later than Tuesday 6th June.

IHoM4 is organised under the auspices of  DCU School of STEM Ed., Innovation and Global Studies CASTel and the Edward Worth Library

CFP Extension

HSTM Call for Papers 2017

Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland in Association with the RDS Library and Archives, 13th and 14th of October 2017

Deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to June 2nd 2017

Robert Boyle Summer School 2017

The 6th Robert Boyle Summer School will take place from the 22nd to 25th of June 2017 at Lismore Co. Waterford and Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel Youghal, and will address the theme “What is science for?”

The RBSS Programme for 2017 is available here