In line with ongoing endeavours at King’s to reach out across international borders and intellectual disciplines, we are pleased to announce the success of Gordon McOuat’s application for a SSHRC “Aid to Workshops” grant in support of an international workshop on “Narratives of Nature: East and West”. The workshop, co-organised with Dr. Sundar Surakkai, Director of the University of Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, will be held in Manipal, India, December 12-14, 2011, and will engage a group of leading and new Canadian and Indian scholars in exploring comparative accounts of the rise of natural philosophy and science in the East and the West.
The workshop follows from the highly successful conference on “Circulating Knowledge: East and West” held here at King’s last summer and forms the next step in a planned partnership between historians, philosophers and sociologists of science in Canada, India and South East Asia.
Dr. McOuat is Director of the Situating Science Knowledge Cluster. You can learn more about these initiatives at the cluster’s website here.