The British Society for the History of Science and the Royal Irish Academy invit e offers of abstracts for a one-day conference devoted to

‘Science and technology in Ireland, 1780-1920: historical and cultural perspectives’

National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin Thursday, the 23rd of June, 2005

This conference aims to bring together historians of science and historians of Ireland to investigate the role of science and technology in Irish society and culture in the long nineteenth century. We are particularly interested in papers that investigate the contribution made by the sciences to civic culture, but welcome papers that deal with any aspect of science and technology in Ireland from 1780 to 1920.

Possible topics include: – What roles have science and technology played in Ireland’s past? – What roles have scientific institutions and men and women of science played in Ireland’s past? – How has science shaped or been shaped by Irish intellectual and public culture in the past? – What connections have there been between Irish and British or continental science?

A keynote address, entitled ‘An Experimental Nation? Innovating in Science and Civic Society in Nineteenth-Century Ireland’, will be given by Dr. Jim Livesey, University of Sussex.

Abstracts (of no more than 200 words) are invited for 20 minute papers. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcomed. New and junior scholars are especially encouraged to apply. Deadline for abstracts is Thursday, March 31st. Please send inquiries and abstracts to Juliana Adelman, [email protected].

Further information is available at The BSHS Butler-Eyles Fund offers travel grants to postgraduate students to attend its conferen ces, see In addition, one or two small travel grants may be available (thanks to the Royal Irish Academy’s Third Sector Research Programme) for those giving papers which address issues of science and civic culture, or science in the voluntary sector. Those seeking such support should mention this when submitting their abstract, and indicate their likely travel expenses.