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 (juliana.adelman@dcu.ie) in advance of submitting an application. 
Full details are available here

CfP: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) History of Technology Conference Dublin 2019

This one day conference, to be held at the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Saturday 21st September 2019, will explore, by means of presentations in response to this Call for Papers, the many historical engineering and technological innovations, in all disciplines, created on and from the island of Ireland.

Some examples of the wide range of these historical engineering achievements are the gateway of transatlantic cables in the west coast of Ireland in the 19th and early 20th century, Harry Ferguson’s original tractor design, John Boyd Dunlop’s invention of the pneumatic tyre, Ulster’s maritime and heavy engineering heritage, the more recent evolution of Ireland as one of Europe’s leading research centres in ICT hardware, the centenary in 2019 of Marconi’s first east-west radio call from Ballybunion, Co. Kerry and the first transatlantic flight by Alcock and Brown landing near Marconi’s wireless station at Clifden, Co.Galway.

We invite proposals for typically 20 minute paper presentations ( exceptionally 30 minute offers will be considered) or panels of 2 or 3 papers on the history of innovation, engineering and technology as well as the preservation and interpretation thereof. Strong preference will be given to panels that reflect diversity e.g. diversity in affiliations, gender and or professional rank.

Proposals of no more than 200 words, together with the name, institutional affiliation and any special requirements e.g. accessibility should be Emailed to Anne Locker, Manager IET Library and Archives (alocker@theiet.org) no later than 26th April 2019.

Further details are available here

Reminder: Edward Worth Library Seminar Series 2019 First Lecture

On Wednesday March 27th at 3.00pm Professor William McCormack (Worth Librarian  emeritus) will give our first lecture of the 2019 Series.

The topic is ‘Ambrose Charpentier (1861-1945), Roger Casement’s GP Doctor.’

Please note that seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Further Information about the Seminar Series is available 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

CHOMI Seminar Series

The final seminar of the CHOMI 2018-19 series will be held on Thursday 11 April 2019.

Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (University of Strathclyde) will deliver a paper entitled ‘A Woman’s Right to Know: A History of Pregnancy Testing in Britain’.

The seminar will begin at 5pm in Room K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD.

Further details  are available here: CHOMI seminar (Jesse Olszynko-Gryn) 11 Apr 2019