Lock Keeper’s Graduate Centre, Queen Mary, University of London
Saturday 24th June 2006
This year the annual conference of the British Association for Irish Studies has a double focus on the place of science in Ireland and on Ireland as the subject of scientific enquiry. In this interdisciplinary conference we bring together those working on the practices, knowledges, sites, institutions and cultures of science in Ireland, in order to consider the place of science in Irish studies and the situated and specific history and culture of science in Ireland.
Themes include the relationships between the history, geography and cultures of science in Ireland and colonialism, modernity, nation building and state formation. In addition to this focus on the history of science in Ireland, the conference will consider the ways in which Ireland has been the subject of scientific investigation in the past and continues to be the focus of scientific research in the present.
This one-day conference will take place on Saturday 24 June 2006 at the Lock Keeper’s Graduate Centre, Queen Mary, University of London. Registration fee, payable in advance: £20 (£15 conc.)
The full programme, directions to the venue and registration forms are available at the BAIS website: http://www.bais.org.uk/pages/Conference/conf.htm.
To register for the conference please download and complete the registration form and send it with a cheque payable to ‘British Association for Irish Studies’ to Dr Catherine Nash, Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS by Monday 19 June.
Conference convenors: Dr. Catherine Nash, Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London and Prof. Clair Wills, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London.