HSTM Conference 2016 Programme

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HSTM ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

  11&12 NOVEMBER 2016

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FRIDAY

9-10am: registration

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

11am-11:30am: TEA

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’

1:30pm-2.30pm: LUNCH 

 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’

4pm-4.30pm TEA

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’

SATURDAY

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’

11:00-11:30am: TEA

11:30-1.00pm: KEYNOTE: Maja Horst, University of Copenhagen

Title TBC, topic on the social responsibility of science

1.00-2:30pm  LUNCH

 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’

CFP: HSTM Network Annual conference in association with Celsius

Call for Papers: Annual conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland in association with Celsius

HSTM Network Ireland and Celsius will host this year’s conference at Dublin City University, on November 11th-12th 2016.

Professor Peter Bowler will deliver the keynote address entitled ‘Prophets of Progress?: Predicting the future of science and technology from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov’.

The meeting will bring together researchers across disciplines in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. We welcome proposals of papers addressing science, technology and medicine in the context of history, society, culture, ethics or the law. Papers do not necessarily need to be historical nor do they need to have Ireland as their subject. Proposals of thematic sessions and roundtables are also welcome.

Individual papers will be twenty minutes in duration, with an additional ten minutes for questions and answers. To propose a paper please send a 200 word abstract by email to hstmnetworkireland@gmail.com with the subject line ‘conference abstract’. Session proposals should include a short abstract on the session as a whole as well as individual paper abstracts (c. 100 words). The deadline for abstracts is Monday, 17 April, 2016.

 

3 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR HSTM CONFERENCE!

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

Maynooth University

13-14 November 2015

Irish research council Logo

Maynooth NUI Logo

History of Science Technology and Medicine Network Ireland logo

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

Contact us:

All communication should be sent to hstm.conf.2015@gmail.com

HSTM Conference – only one week left to Register!

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

Maynooth University

13-14 November 2015

Irish research council Logo

Maynooth NUI Logo

History of Science Technology and Medicine Network Ireland logo

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

Contact us:

All communication should be sent to hstm.conf.2015@gmail.com