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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 26th April 2019.
Further details are available here
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
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 email@example.com 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
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
The first lecture of the Edward Worth Library Seminar Series for 2019 will take place in the Worth Library at 3.00pm on Wednesday 27 March and it will be given by Professor William McCormack (Worth Librarian emeritus). The topic will be ‘Ambrose Charpentier (1861-1945), Roger Casement’s GP Doctor.’
Further information about the 2019 Seminar Series is available here: The Edward Worth Library 2019 Seminar Series