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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”
We are counting down the days until the 2016 HSTM Network Ireland annual conference on the 11th and 12th of November in Dublin City University.
Register now through Eventbrite to guarantee your place.
There are numerous talks to get excited about all detailed on our conference programme. We’re especially excited about our two key note addresses by Peter Bowler (Queen’s University, Belfast) and Maja Horst (University of Cophenhagen).
Registration is now open for the HSTM Network Ireland annual conference to be held at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland on 11 and 12 November.
The programme is diverse and international and includes two key note addresses. Peter Bowler (Queen’s University, Belfast) will speak on ‘Prophets of progress? Predicting the future of science and technology from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov’. Maja Horst (University of Cophenhagen) will speak on science and social responsibility.
Registration is through Eventbrite
Further details about the conference programme and the network can be found here
HSTM ANNUAL CONFERENCE
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
11&12 NOVEMBER 2016
10am-11am: Session 1
Session 1A: Soviet science
Konstantin Kiprijanov, ‘Chaos and beauty in a beaker. The early history of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction’
Elena Sinelnikova, ‘Scientific societies vs. research institutes in the first decade of Soviet power’
Session 1B: Early modern medicine
Richard Bellis, ‘A statue engraved in flesh: allusions to the Belvedere torso in Andreas Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica (1543) and William Hunter’s The anatomy of the human gravid uterus (1774)
Fabrizio Bigotti, ‘Santorio’s “method to avoid all errors” (1603): quantification and experimentation in early modern medicine
11:30-1:30 pm: Session 2
Session 2A: State science
Veronica McDermott, ‘The evolution of natural science policy in Ireland: a “small state” story’
Ágota Ábrán, ‘Growing plant medicines in the socialist ruins of Romania’
Adrian James Kirwan, ‘The role of telegraphy in the governance and administration of Ireland, c. 1850-1890’
Rory Mawhinney, ‘From Port to Plantation: the geographies of the 1919 British Eclipse Expeditions’
Session 2B: Definitions and their impacts in medicine
Maëlle Duchemin-Pelletier, ‘Still birth is still death’
David Kilgannon, ‘”One class of people who have been neglected”: legislating for the disabled in Ireland, 1948-57’
Harry Quinn Schone, ‘Testing Hacking’s looping effect through discussion with fibromyalgia patients’
Sira Grosso, ‘What is reasonable and what can be proved as reasonable in the realm of medical malpractice claims’
and HSTM Objects discussion panel (TBC)
2.30-4pm Session 3
Session 3A: Science fictions, science futures
Sam Robinson, ‘New Worlds: popularising science in Post-War science fiction magazines’
Mat Paskins, ‘Voices prophesying everything: techno-scientific futures in the twentieth-century periodical’
Paula Murphy, ‘”This endless space between the words”: Spike Jonze’s Her’
Session 3B: Interactions between psychiatry and general medicine
Laura Sellers, ‘Psychiatry and criminality in the late nineteenth-century prison’
Coreen McGuire, ‘Hysterical deafness and malingering in the First World War: the conflict between psychiatry and otology’
Kevin Jones, ‘Beyond the institution: British psychiatry during the inter-war period’
4.30pm-6pm Session 4
Session 4A: Haematology, oncology, and dentistry
Clifford S. Pukel, ‘Historical revisionism in the history of cancer immunology: the tale of William Coley and Lloyd Old’
Kevin Knowles, ‘Examining sociocultural interactions that impact oral health in the 19th C United States’
Shaun R. McCann, ‘From Herodotus to HIV’
Session 4B: Fevers and epidemics
Philomena Gorey, ‘Puerperal fever in Dublin. The case of the Rotunda Lying-In Hospital’
Patricia Marsh, ‘”Risks from shellfish—watch what you eat”: theories on the spread of typhoid fever in Belfast in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’
Margaret Buckley, ‘Childhood epidemics in Limerick City, 1880-1890’
6:15 KEYNOTE, Prof. Peter Bowler, Queen’s University, Belfast
‘Prophets of progress?: Predicting the future of science and technology from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov’
9-11am: Session 5
Session 5A: Communicating, translating and transmitting scientific ideas
Gary Finnegan, ‘#VaccinesWork: communicating Jenner’s legacy’
Simon Whitehouse, ‘Rand McNally’s geophysical glob: how the earth was depicted during the early Space Age’
Diarmid Finnegan, ‘Reason’s rhetor: Thomas Henry Huxley in America’
Alberto Bardi, ‘Astronomical knowledge in late Byzantium’
Session 5B: Sex, drugs, and humanity
Jennifer Brosnan, ‘The sexual education of medical students during the mid-nineteenth century: euphemism, nether regions, and banter’
Christopher Cavin, ‘Promoting “bonding and comradeship”: cultures of military intoxication in the past and present’
Ciaran McCabe, ‘Humane societies in Ireland and the transatlantic world’
11:30-1.00pm: KEYNOTE: Maja Horst, University of Copenhagen
Title TBC, topic on the social responsibility of science
and an introduction to Irish content on Wikipedia with Rebecca O’Neill (Hull), bring your laptop and your lunch and learn how to add/modify entries
2:30-4:30 Session 6
Session 6A: Evolutionary ideas in science and medicine
Max Meulendijks, ‘A Darwinian medicine at the Purdysburn Villa Colony: William Graham on evolution, insanity, and degeneration in the Ulster context’
Emily Herring, ‘The reception of Henri Bergson in Britain: a new interpretation of the early career of Julian Huxley’
Ciarán Walsh, ‘The skeleton in the cupboard: unpacking the Ethnographic Survey of Great Britain (Ireland) 1891-1903’
John P. Jackson, Jr., ‘Population genetics, psychometrics, and the definition of race’
Submissions are welcomed for a volume focused on science, technology, and Irish literature of the revival and modernist period. The deadline for initial proposals is August 15th.
About the volume
Since W. B. Yeats infamously wrote in 1890 that “the man of science is too often a person who has exchanged his soul for a formula,” the anti-scientific and Luddite bent of the Irish literary and cultural revival has often been taken as a given. Recent scholarship, however, has questioned this perspective and has begun to tease out a more complicated vision of Irish writers’ relationship to scientific and technological development. This collection seeks to provide a more nuanced view of Irish writers’ engagement with science and technology as well as the relationship between Irish revival writers and Irish modernism. It aims to capture not only the varied ways that Irish writers were plugged into the scientific and technological impulses and networks of the age but also the myriad outcomes of their representations – the ways that they shaped modern Irish attitudes, aesthetics, ideologies, and more.
We welcome submissions on canonical and non-canonical authors, as well as those that interpret the category of “literature” in new ways. We also welcome submissions from both emerging and established scholars.
How to submit
The editors seek 250-500 word proposals for original contributions and a 100-word biography (included selected publications) by August 15, 2016.
The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST) invites submissions for the fourth DHST Prize for Young Scholars, to be presented in 2017. Initiated at the 22nd International Congress of History of Science in 2005 held in Beijing, the DHST Prize is awarded by the IUHPST/DHST every four years to up to five young historians of science and technology for outstanding doctoral dissertations, completed within last four years.
The 2017 DHST Prize does not specify distinct categories, but submissions must be on the history of science or technology in any part of the world. The Award Committee will endeavor to maintain the broadest coverage of subjects, geographical areas, chronology and civilizations (African, American, Asian, Islamic, Western and Ancient Civilisations, and others not included in the above list).
Each Prize consists of a certificate, assistance with travel and accommodation expenditures to the 25th IUHPST/DHST Congress in Rio de Janeiro in July 2017 and a waiver of registration fee. The winner of a prize whose thesis is relative to Islamic science is also awarded the Ihsanoglu Prize given by ISAR Foundation.
The Committee is comprised of the DHST President, Vice-Presidents, Secretary General, and distinguished specialists in specific fields.
- Submission deadline: 31 August 2016.
- Qualification examination and preliminary selection: September 2016.
- Award Committee online meeting: October-November 2016.
- Approval by DHST Council: December 2016.
- Award Ceremony: 23-29 July 2017, Rio de Janeiro.
CONDITIONS and APPLICATION
Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in the history of science or technology awarded no earlier than July 2012.
Language: Any dissertation in a language other than English must be accompanied by a detailed summary in English of no more than 20 pages.
Applicants must submit online at http://hpdst.gr/youngscholarsprize/application. Check list:
- Fill the application form.
- Upload the dissertation in pdf format.
- For dissertations in a language other than English, upload a pdf file with a detailed summary of no more than 20 pages.
- Upload a letter of recommendation by the supervisor of the thesis.
More information on http://www.hpdst.gr/youngscholarsprize