While the Grid was designed to boost the computing power of particle physicists, its potential benefits to social scientists are only now being recognised. The First International Conference on e-Social Science will explore how this technological development will create new forms of research practice, allow new kinds of data to be collected and set a new research agenda. June 22-24, Manchester. www.ncess.ac.uk/conference_05.htm
Terry Eagleton, professor of cultural theory at Manchester University, will be among keynote speakers at a three-day conference 1848: The Year the World Turned? , which will probe the intersections of culture, history, literature and politics during the year of revolution. June 23-25, University of Central Lancashire. http://.uclan.ac.uk/facs/class/humanities/1848/callpapers...
Stem-cell experts from around the world will converge on San Francisco for the International Society for Stem Cell Research Conference . The meeting will address fundamental science, clinical applications, ethics, regulation and funding. Among the UK contingent addressing delegates will be Roger Pedersen, Austin Smith and Peter Andrews, while David Oderberg will talk on the ethical dimension. June 23-25, San Francisco, US. www.isscr.org/meetings/index.htm
The 10th International D.H. Lawrence Conference will examine the author's life and works, with contributions by British scholars Keith Sagar and John Worthen. June 26-July 1, Santa Fe, US. www.wsu.edu/hydev/dhl/SantaFe2005.htm
Sir Robert Worcester, founder of MORI, will discuss how the press has used opinion polls since 1824 during the Centre for Contemporary British History's summer conference on the history of the media in 20th-century Britain . June 29-July 1, Senate House, London. www.icbh.ac.uk/icbh/news/media.html