Ulster University (Belfast campus), 18-20 October 2019
Call closing date: 10 July 2019
Organising committee: Ruth Coon, Eugenie Scott, Michael Kinsella, Lauren Young, Stan Neal, Ian Miller
Call for Papers/Panels: The History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland hosts an annual conference to promote the field in Ireland, and to invite speakers from overseas to share their research. In 2019, this will be hosted by Ulster University on its expanding Belfast campus. Ulster University has a vibrant medical history research community which actively engages in research, teaching and public engagement.
For its upcoming conference, the HSTM Network invites proposals on any topics in the history of science, technology and medicine. Topics do not necessarily have to relate to Ireland. Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract including five key words and mention the name and affiliation (unless independent) of the speaker. Individual presentations should be no more than 20 minutes, with 10 minutes afterwards for questions. Panel submissions should include three papers (each with a 250-word abstract including five key words), a chair if possible, and a 100-word panel abstract. In both cases, please have ‘Abstract 2019 conference’ as your email subject. Confirmation of acceptance should be within a month following the closing date.
Keynote Speaker: The keynote speaker is Professor Mark Jackson (University of Exeter). Prof. Jackson is the author of numerous books including, most recently, Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady (2006), Asthma: The Biography (2009), Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine (ed., 2011), The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability (2013), The History of Medicine: A Beginners Guide (2014, shortlisted for the Dingle Prize), Routledge History of Disease (ed., 2016) and A Global History of Medicine (ed., 2018)