cfp. History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland annual confernce

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 (
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