The STEP 2010 meeting will be held on the campus of NUI Galway. Accommodation will be provided in the student halls of residence at Corrib Village, which is part of the North Campus. The conference sessions, refreshment breaks and lunches will be in the group of buildings based around the old St Anthony's (Franciscan) community - which is now the university's Cairnes Business School. This is also on North Campus, about 5 minutes walk from the accommodation.
A map of campus is available here; the St Anthony's/Cairnes complex is at the bottom left (click, and zoom in). We have also created a customised Google map (below) showing the university in relation to bus/train stations and airport: you can click on the markers for further information (the two red markers are the conference venues).
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The conference will start with a welcome reception (including barbecue and traditional music) in the riverside college bar, on Thursday evening. Academic sessions will run throughout Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday. As a result of the unprecedented enthusiasm for our CFP, we will be running two parallel sessions for the first time at a STEP meeting! The conference dinner will take place in a local restaurant in Galway city centre on Saturday evening.
On Friday evening, delegates will be addressed by Professor Nicholas Canny, President of the Royal Irish Academy and emeritus professor of history at NUI Galway. On Saturday evening, Professor Nicholas Jardine, professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Cambridge, will deliver a plenary lecture entitled "Some historiographical reflections on the circulation of science".
The current version of the programme is available here; an updated version (with venues) will be issued on registration. Please note that, in the event of speaker cancellations, we may change timings (including dates) for sessions or individual papers in the interests of maximising presentation time and maintaining a coherent programme.
Papers have been pre-circulated; links were provided to all delegates in the excel sheet circulated. We will issue an updated list of links a week before the conference, to include any late submissions.
There is the opportunity to sign up for day trips (excursions) to local tourist attractions, such as the stunning Cliffs of Moher (below) on the 17th and 21st June (at extra cost).