Science & Technology in the European Periphery, June 17-20, 2010
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Draft Programme (Feb. 2010)

Programme for STEP 2010

The final programme (as of June 16, 2010) is now available.  You may prefer to dowload the full programme (PDF), which includes details of the papers in each session.

This programme is correct as of 16 June 2010, but the organisers reserve the right to make alterations, particularly in the case of speaker cancellations. The final programme will be issued on arrival in Galway. Note that there are parallel sessions on Friday and Saturday; venues will be announced on the final programme.

 

THURSDAY 17/6/2010

 

19:00          Welcome reception and riverside barbeque (College Bar)

                    (sponsored by Bord Failte and the Royal Irish Academy)

                    Food, drink and traditional Irish music!

 

 

FRIDAY 18/6/2010

 

9:00-9:15   Opening Address by the Local Committee

                    Welcome from Dr Edward Herring, the Dean of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, NUIG; Venue: A

 

9:15-10.45  Session 1: Irish Institutions of Science and Medicine; Venue: A

 

10:45-11:15       Coffee break

 

11:15-12.45        Session 2: Comparative and Cross-National History of Science, Technology and Medicine (I); Venue: B

                    Session 3: The Appropriation of Mental Measurement; Venue: A

 

12:45-14:00       Lunch

                                     

14:00-16:00       Session 4: Comparative and Cross-National History of Science, Technology and Medicine (II); Venue: B

                    Session 5: Popularization of Science and Technology: centers and peripheries; Venue: A

 

16:00-16:30       Coffee break

 

16:30-18:00       Session 6: Transfer and Reception of Nuclear Technology in a Peripheral Europe; Venue: B                 

                    Session 7: Laboratory Cultures; Venue: A

 

18:15          Keynote Address I: Natural History at the Periphery

                    Prof. Nicholas Canny (President of the Royal Irish Academy, Professor of History at NUI Galway); Venue: A

 

19:00          Wine reception (Oslo Bar, Salthill, buses provided)

                    (sponsored by the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, NUIG)

 

 


SATURDAY 19/6/2010

 

9:15-10:45 Session 8: Chemical Order in Transit: comparative studies of the response to the periodic law from the late 1870s to early 20th century (I); Venue: A

 

10:45-11.15        Coffee break

 

11:15-12:45       Session 9: Chemical Order in Transit: comparative studies of the response to the periodic law from the late 1870s to early 20th century (II); Venue: A

                    Session 10: Science, Technology and Religion in the European Periphery; Venue: B

 

12:45-14.00        Lunch

 

14:00-15:30       Session 11: Centres and Peripheries in the Early Modern World; Venue: A

 

15:30-16:00       Coffee break

 

16:00-18:00       Session 12: Universities in the European Periphery; Venue: B

Session 13: Circulating Science and Technology; Venue: A

 

18:15          Keynote Address II: Some Historiographical Reflections on the Circulation of Science

                    Prof. Nicholas Jardine (Professor of History and Philosophy of the Sciences, University of Cambridge); Venue: A

 

19:30          Wine reception

                    (sponsored by the School of Humanities, NUIG)

 

20:45          Conference dinner (Vina Mara, 19 Middle Street, Galway)

 

SUNDAY 20/6/2010                      

                          

9:15-10:45 Session 14: The Frame of the Nation: science and national identity in the European periphery after 1945; Venue: A

 

10:45-11.15        Coffee break

 

11:15-12.45        Session 15: Experts in the Periphery in the 19th and 20th Centuries (I); Venue: A 

                   

12:45-14:00       Lunch

 

14:00-15:45       Session 16: Experts in the Periphery in the 19th and 20th Centuries (II); Venue: A

 

15:45-16:00  Coffee Break

 

16:00-18:00       General Assembly; Venue: A