Date: 26/27 April 2024
Location: Carlow College
Call for papers:
The annual meeting of the HSTM Network Ireland will be held this year, in person, at Carlow College. We welcome the submission of organised panels as well as individual papers on any topic related to the history of science, medicine, and technology. We encourage scholars at any stage of their career from inside and outside of academic institutions.
We encourage papers, panels, and poster on themes, such as:
· The past and future of the HSTM of Ireland
· Decolonise HSTM and/or decolonial research in HSTM
· HSTM between the local and the global, the small and the large, the celebrated and invisible
· Feminist and gender-critical approaches to HSTM
· Research and engineering for social equality and equity
· HSTM in the classroom, at the desk, and in public
· Disability between science, technology, and medicine
Submissions of papers on any theme relating to HSTM are welcome, and need not be related specifically to Ireland. Abstracts (no more than 300 words) and a short biography (no more than 100 words) should be submitted by 22 February 2024 using this Google Form. We will notify all prospective speakers at the latest by the end of February.
The conference fee will not exceed 20 euro per person to include tea/coffee/lunch.
We are a small organisation and cannot support speaker travel expenses. Please note that there are a number of small grants for conference travel for postgraduate students available from other organisations, such as the Society for the Social History of Medicine (https://sshm.org/bursaries/).
Carlow College is in the centre of Carlow town, five minutes walk from trains and busses. The train is less than one hour from Dublin and Waterford on the Dublin Waterford rail line, and Carlow is connected by bus to many other locations, including a direct link to Dublin Airport. It is a historic building, and the second oldest third level institution in Ireland, after Trinity College, Dublin. There are several bed and breakfasts, hotels, and Air BNBs available locally.
Please direct any queries to Dr Ida Milne and the HSTM conference committee at HSTMNetworkIreland@gmail.com
The current call for this scheme includes applications to work with the Royal Dublin Society in one of the following general areas:
RDS: Colonialism and Empire: The RDS and its membership’s activities/collections (pre 1877 plant, museum, art and library collections) through the lens of Colonialism and Empire (impact at home and abroad- links to slavery, Anti-Catholicism, treatment of tenants by landowners in Ireland etc.)
RDS and the Environment- The historical impact of the RDS and its activities on Ireland’s environment, landscape and biodiversity.
RDS and women and entrepreneurism – the RDS and its support of women in small business and entrepreneurism in Ireland.
Details for potential applicants can be found here: https://research.ie/funding/eps-postdoc/?f=postdoctoral
RDS contact is Natasha Serne (RDS Archivist): https://www.rds.ie/
The Charlemont Grant scheme is open to early career researchers who wish to undertake short international visits from Ireland for the conduct of primary research in any subject area.
This highly successful scheme speaks to one of the RIA’s fundamental missions to identify and encourage excellence in research and scholarship, and to support the development of international links and collaborations by early career researchers.
Applications for up to €2,500 are invited.
The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday, 27 October 2023.
For full details and to apply see https://www.ria.ie/news/grants-and-awards-charlemount-grants/charlemont-grant-scheme-open-applications-0
The 34th Irish Conference of Historians/4th QUB Centre for Public History Conference, will take place at Queen’s University, Belfast on 15-16 September 2023. The theme of this years conference is Institutions.
Please visit the conference website for the full programme and for details on registering: https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreforPublicHistory/annual-conference/
The joint 34th Conference of Irish Historians/4th Annual Centry for Public History (QUB) will take place at Queen’s University, Belfast, ANNUAL CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HISTORY CONFERENCE 15-16 September 2023.
The full programme, registration details and accommodation options are available here.
The Irish History Students’ Association is delighted to launch its new podcast. The podcast showcases historical research from students of all levels of history, researching any historical theme and period. The opening series will run over the summer and the first episode is now freely available to listen on Spotify here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ihsapodcast/episodes/Imperial-encounters-understanding-the-Anglo-Egyptian-Sudan-e26193n
The National Library of Ireland, in association with the Irish Committee of Historical Sciences, are currently inviting applications for the Research Studentship.
An excellent opportunity for a graduate who is willing to undertake intensive study of a selected manuscript collection or collections which he/she might use as a major source in a post-graduate or post-doctoral research programme. The student will work in the Manuscripts Department (Special Collections) of the National Library.
More information about the role and how to apply are available here.
Applications must be made on the official National Library of Ireland application form which can be found here.
Completed application forms should be submitted by e-mail to the NLI’s Human Resources Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications is 3:00pm, 14 July 2023.
The 11th Robert Boyle Summer School will take place from 22 – 25 June at Waterford City and Lismore and addresses the theme Science Writing | Writing Science
Thursday 22 June City Hall Waterford
Opening Event and Reception
Friday 23 June City Hall, Waterford
Morning Session: Robert Boyle and his Sisters
Prof Michael Hunter: The Writing of Robert Boyle
Dr Ann-Maria Walsh: The Correspondence of the Boyle Sisters
Afternoon Session: Reading Robert Boyle
Nuala Clarke An Artist’s Perspective
Prof Jim Malone: A Scientist’s Perspective
Evening Session 8 pm City Hall
“Boyle in Points”
A novel game show where the excitement will reach boiling point. Chaired by Cathal Murray, RTE’s Late Date presenter and featuring two teams battling it out to tell the difference between Science Fact and Science Faked.
Saturday 24 June Lismore (free coach transfer from Waterford)
Morning Session: Writing Science for the Public
Prof Peter J Bowler: Popular Science Writing in the 20th Century
Brian Trench: The Uses and Pleasures of Science Writing: Agnes Mary Clerke and Mary Mulvihill
Afternoon Session: Science in Fiction
WLR’s Dymphna Nugent in conversation with:
Marianne Lee author of A Quiet Tide, acclaimed biography of 18C botanist Ellen Hutchins
Andrew Hughes author of The Coroners Daughter the One Dublin One Book 2023
Eoin Gill: Sherlock Holmes, the Archetype Scientist and the Lismore Connection
Evening Garden Party at Lismore Castle
Tapas with locally produced foods
Boyle Gin Cocktails ( Non-Alcoholic refreshments also)
Sunday 25 June Waterford City
Waterford City Heritage: Visit to the Museum of the Irish Wake. (places limited)
For more details and booking, please visit https://www.robertboyle.ie/11th-robert-boyle-summer-school-2023/
History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland’s next online seminar will take place on 3 May, 3-4 pm.
‘When the Covid-19 pandemic began to emerge in early 2020, people began seeking answers to its possible trajectory and societal impact, as well as trying to define its biological identity and find treatments and vaccinations. A global network of humanities scholars who had specialised in researching the 1918-19 influenza pandemic and other historic epidemics found themselves being called on to engage with media and governmental or specialist organisations, drawing on their research to inform the current crisis. This paper tells some of their stories, including Ida’s own.’
All are welcome