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Forthcoming Events

David N. Livingstone, Book Launch, 24 June 2024 at 1pm in GEO/01/009 [Elmwood Building, Elmwood Avenue]

This event will celebrate the publication of David Livingstone's much-anticipated The Empire of Climate (Princeton University Press). Along with Professor Livingstone, we will be joined by Professor Georgina Endfield FBA (University of Liverpool) and Professor Graeme Swindles (Queen's University Belfast).

Past Events

Science Collections and the Humanities: A Roundtable, 22nd April 2024: 12:00pm

A roundtable discussion involving the science curators and colleagues from National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI) with members of the Science and Culture Research Group addressing the question: How can perspectives from the humanities help us understand and better appreciate the rich science and technology collections held and curated by NMNI?

Ida Milne, 'My Covid years: the diary of an accidental public historian,' 11th December 2023: 1.00pm

Ida Milne (Carlow College) will be speaking to Science and Culture about her current research at 1pm, Monday 11 December 2023 in 27 University Square, room 01/03.

Julie Mathias, Research Discussion, 17th November 2023: 4.00pm

Julie Mathias (Queen’s University Belfast) will be speaking on her research into the Irish diaspora, the workhouse and the dissection table in nineteenth-century London at 4pm, Friday 17 November in 27 University Square, room 01/03. This is a joint event with the History Seminar Series.

Leonie Hannan & Nuala Johnson, Book Launch, 2nd November 2023: 3.00pm

Book Launch: for Leonie Hannan and Nuala Johnson’s new volumes on material and spatial histories of science at 3pm, Thursday 2 November in 27 University Square, room 01/03. See Eventbrite for further details and registration.


James Poskett, ‘Horizons: a global history of science,' 24th March 2023: 1.30pm

We are told that modern science was invented in Europe, the product of great minds like Nicolaus Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. But this is wrong. Science is not, and has never been, a uniquely European endeavour.

To view all the details of this event and get tickets, see the event page.

Call for Papers: Framing Ageing Symposium: One-day workshop for early career scholars, Queen’s University Belfast, Wednesday 14 December 2022

The Framing Ageing network brings together an international group of geriatricians, gerontologists, humanities researchers, social scientists and practitioners and, in collaboration with the Science and Culture Research Group and the ARK Ageing Programme, will host a symposium on this timely theme. With a keynote address from Dr Hannah Zeilig and contributions from Professor Des O'Neill and Dr Gemma Carney, this event offers rich terrain for interdisciplinary exchange.

See below to access event resources.

The Science and Culture Research Group formally launched at the British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference which was hosted at Queen’s University Belfast from 20-23 July 2022.