Automatons! From Ovid to AI – “Imagined Puppet Life”
University of King’s College
28 February 2018, 7pm
Dawn Brandes, University of King’s College and Halifax Humanities. See here for more details.
For any students heading to Congress this year, check out the graduate student travel awards. The deadline is Feb. 28th, but get your application in early! See https://www.congress2018.ca/student-funding for eligibility and the application form.
Happy new year! As we celebrate, we’re taking time to reflect on cosmopolitanism in the history and philosophy of science. Read Oana Baboi’s thoughtful engagement with Gordon McOuat’s work on our website here.
Congratulations to Dr. Gordon McOuat on being awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight grant! Dr. McOuat is a professor in Science Studies in the Contemporary Studies program and the History of Science and Technology Program at the University of King’s College, Halifax. He is also the Project Director for Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science and Nature.
Dr. McOuat’s project focuses on scientist J.B.S. Haldane’s passage to India in 1957 and is titled “Circulating knowledge in a post-colonial world: J.B.S. Haldane’s passage to India – biopolitics, evolution and diversity.” You can read more about Dr. McOuat’s work and the grant here.
The leaves are lovely and it’s getting chillier outside – a great time for some fall reading! Here’s an interview with Dr. F. Jamil Ragep, Canada Research in the History of Science in Islamic Studies and co-Director of the McGill Centre for Islam and Science. Dr. Ragep has a number of fascinating projects on Islamic science currently on the go.
Dr. Sundar Sarukkai presented the MacLennan Lecture in the History of Science and Technology Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the University of King’s College, Halifax. The video is now available here.