Today is the last chance to register for the HSTM Network & Celsius Conference 

Please register through the link below via Eventbrite


Updated HSTM Network Conference Programme

The conference will take place on the St Patrick’s Campus (formerly St Patrick’s College) of Dublin City University.  Registration will be at the entrance near reception.  If you wish to attend you are kindly requested to register in advance via Eventbrite. Continue reading “Updated HSTM Network Conference Programme”

NI Science Festival 18-28 Feb 2016

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.01.20 p.m.The Northern Ireland Science Festival, an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics will be held this year from the 18th to the 28th of February.

During the day the festival will present a range of workshops, talks and interactive activities for young people, parents and schools. In the evening the festival will come alive with an eclectic mix of scientific debates, talks, theatre, comedy, music and film for adults. As well as their core themes of science, technology, engineering and maths, it will focus on how science affects our everyday lives through exploring the science of food, music, art and sport. With over 100 events across more than 25 venues, you are invited to discover the wonderful world of science.

Historians will particularly be interested in ‘From the Cosmos to the City: the geographies of scientific knowledge’ Thursday February 25th 7pm-8:30pm. Tickets are free but prebooking is required.

The full programme of events is available on the festival website.

75 Years of DIAS lecture series

Celebrating 75 Years of the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) 


9 November   “Einstein’s Universe: Relativity and the Big Bang” by Dr Cormac O’Raifeartaigh (Waterford Institute of Technology), DIAS, 10 Burlington Road at 7.00 p.m. Please note that this event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list, please registerhere

25 November   “100 Years of Einstein’s Gravity but where are the Waves?” by Professor Mike Cruise (University of Birmingham), Heaney Lecture Theatre, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra at 7.30 p.m. The recently rediscovered Grubb coelostat used by Eddington to confirm Einstein’s theory will be on display. Admission is free but advance booking is required here.


3 December  “Celts in the Cosmos”, by Professor Werner Nahm (DIAS), Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Ireland at 7.00 p.m. Admission is free but advance booking is required here.

11 December “Mathematics vs astronomy in early medieval Ireland” by Dr Immo Warntjes (Queen’s University Belfast), DIAS, 10 Burlington Road at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free but advance booking is required here.

More on the foundation of DIAS can be found in this Irish Times article ‘Walter Heitler: the forgotten hero of Éamon de Valera’s science push‘ by HSTM Network Ireland member Neasa McGarrigle.

Last Day to pre-register for the HSTM Network Ireland Conference!

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Network Ireland Inaugural Conference

Maynooth University

13-14 November 2015

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Supported by the Irish Research Council New Foundations scheme

Organised by: HSTM Network Ireland

In co-operation with: Department of History, Maynooth University, HSTM Network Ireland

The HSTM Network Ireland fosters research, teaching and public engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine (HSTM) in Ireland.  It brings together researchers based in Ireland and welcomes overseas members with relevant interests. We aim to raise the profile of HSTM in Ireland and link Irish-based researchers to an international community of scholars. The Network’s inaugural conference will promote awareness of archival sources for HSTM on the island, advocate HSTM as a subject at all levels of education, support and develop public events with an HSTM element, and produce an accessible bibliography of HSTM research.

Inaugural Conference

The conference committee (composed of Ida Milne (Queen’s University Belfast), Ian Miller (Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University of Ulster) and Adrian James Kirwan (Maynooth University)) invites you to REGISTER for the HSTM Network Ireland’s inaugural conference taking place at Maynooth University on 13-14 November 2015. The event will showcase innovative, original research currently being pursued by established and early-career researchers working in HSTM in Ireland and abroad.

A provisional conference program can be consulted through this link: HSTM Provisional Conference Schedule

Location, Travel & Accomodation Information:

The campus and town: Maynooth is a university town 28km west of Dublin, in Co Kildare, situated on the M4 motorway from Dublin to the west.  Its name comes from the Irish Maigh Nuadhad, meaning ‘plain of Nuadha’.  It is historically significant as the seat of the Duke of Leinster, the Fitzgerald family, at Maynooth Castle and then Carton House (now a premier hotel and golf club), and as Ireland’s main Roman Catholic seminary, St Patrick’s College. It is also the location of the Irish Catholic Bishop’s Conference. It centres around a small main street, and has a variety of restaurants, pubs and shopping centres.   

Transport: Most places are within easy walking distance of the college, but there are good local taxi services. It is served by frequent commuter connections by rail and bus to Dublin. Dublin Bus services include the 66 and 67 routes. Information about the Dublin (Connolly Station) to Maynooth train service is available from IrishRail and on commuter buses from DublinBus.

Parking: Please note that the university operates a parking permit system and clamping is enforced. Paid parking is extremely limited on campus. However, parking at a rate of €5 a day is available off of Leinster Street (Google Maps lists it incorrectly as Newman Pl.). This is located past the Garda Station in Maynooth town. It is a short five minute walk to the main gates of the University’s South Campus.

Venue: The conference will take place in An Foras Feasa, which is located on the first floor of the Iontas building, on the university’s north campus; a campus map is available here

Campus accommodation: The campus has a variety of conference accommodation to suit different budgets. These range from college rooms with shared toilet and shower facilities to en suites; prices begin at €27 excluding breakfast. Accommodation can be booked through the Maynooth Campus Accommodation website 

N.B. please use the following code to avail of the conference discount: HSTM_07/15 

Registration & Conference Dinner

Cost: Conference registration will cost: €20 waged or €10 unwaged/students (coffee breaks and lunches are included in this price) for non-speakers. 

Conference dinner: An optional conference dinner will take place on Friday,13 November, at Picaderos restaurant. This has a selection of Argentinean and Spanish food as well as more traditional fare. The restaurant is located in Maynooth town and is a five minute walk from the University’s south campus. There will be an additional charge of €35 for the conference dinner, which is applicable to all.

Booking: To book your place at the conference please proceed to the Maynooth University online shop.

Registration is essential and closes on October 30th

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Maths Week: Here’s looking at Euclid

As part of Maths Week 2015, Marsh’s Library is delighted to present ‘Here’s Looking at Euclid’, a public talk by Professor Robin Wilson.

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Tickets: Free event, booking is recommended as there are limited seats.

 Tickets are available at Eventbrite 

More information about the talk and Professor Robin Wilson can be found on Marsh’s Library website