Mon., Dec. 12, 2011, 9:00am - Wed., Dec. 14, 2011, 5:00pm
Thank you for a superb event!
Video of keynote available HERE
Podcast of keynote available HERE
Report in HSS newsletter "A Dialogue in December" available HERE
More photos HERE
Hosted in at the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH) at Manipal University in Manipal, India, this workshop marks the second stage in a multi-stage collaborative initiative between Canadian, Indian and Southeast Asian scholars in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). Following the successes of the "Circulating Knowledge: East and West" workshop held at the University of King’s College in July, 2010, and following the "Intersections: New Approaches to Science and Technology in 20th C. China and India" workshop at York University, the workshop adopted a comparative approach to examine the rise of science and concepts of nature in the “East” and the “West”.
"NiCHE goes to India" by Stephen Bocking, Trent University here:
Live Tweets from the workshop HERE
Live blogs on the phenomenology of the workshop by MCPH students here: http://barefootphilosophers.wordpress.com/
The updated program is available via the Workshop Documents page (see link below).
Click HERE for abstracts received to date
WORKSHOP DOCUMENTS (PASSWORD PROTECTED):
CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD OR DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP DOCUMENTS
Note: Included in these documents are outlines and/or background readings for presentations. Only those who register to log in will be able to upload documents as well as download documents. All others who enter this site will only be able to view/download documents after entering the correct password.
Please see documents and links below for logistical information
(hotel, transportation, maps, etc.)
(See the latest draft of the program with contact information via the password-protect "Workshop Documents" page, link above)
BIRTHS OF SCIENCES, EAST AND WEST
Daryn Lehoux, Queen's University
"Expectations Versus Outcomes in Ancient Theories of Generation"
George Gheverghese Joseph, University of Manchester
"Eastern Mathematics, Western Mathematics: Never the Twain shall Meet ?"
ON MAPPING THE EARLY MODERN/PRE-MODERN: EXCHANGING KNOWLEDGE EAST AND WEST
Lesley Cormack, University of Alberta
"Role of Map-Making and Mathematical Practice in Early Modern Contacts and the 'Scientific Revolution'"
Arun Balasubramaniam, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
"Why did Exchange of Knowledge Across Eurasia Generate a Scientific Revolution in the West?"
MATERIALISM, MATHEMATICS, AND NATURE
Bernie Lightman, York University
"Nineteenth Century Science and Western Materialism"
MD Srinivas, Centre for Policy Studies, Mylapore
"Nature of Mathematics and Mathematics of Nature in Indian Tradition"
GENDER, SCIENCE AND NATURE
Kathleen Okruhlik, University of Western Ontario
"Feminism, Science, and Values"
Meera Baindur, Manipal University
"Nature, Woman and Body"
ENVIRONMENTALISM AND NARRATIVES OF NATURE, EAST AND WEST
Stephen Bocking, Trent University
"Placing and Moving Knowledge: East and West, North and South"
Stephen Healy, University of New South Wales
"Post-Humanist 'Narratives of (non-)Nature' and the Sciences"
SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND RELIGION
Yiftach JH Fehige, University of Toronto
"God in the Laboratory of the Mind"
Sujatha Venkatesh, Jawaharlal Nehru University
"Is Food Natural of Cultural? Body, Society and Nature in Indian Medical Traditions"
Gordon McOuat, University of King's College and Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster
"Orientalism in Science Studies? Should We Worry?"
CULTURES OF PHILOSOPHIES OF SCIENCE
Letitia Meynell, Dalhousie University
Dhruv Raina, Jawaharlal Nehru University
"Knowledge Engrafted, Concepts Entangled: Reflections on Radical Break and Discontinuity in 19th Century South Asia"
NEW FORMS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
Sergio Sismondo, Queen's University
"On Political Economies of Scientific Knowledge"
Shiv Visvanathan, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
"The Nature of Nature and Nature of Narratives"
SCIENCE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NATION
Somaditya Banerjee, University of British Columbia (student)
"Bhadralok Physics and Indian Science: The Case of Satyendranath Bose"
David Miller, University of New South Wales
"The Sense of Belonging: The Changing Historiography of Science, Technology and Nation, East, West and In-Between"
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TRANSPORTATION IN AND AROUND MANIPAL
Unless other arrangements have been made, workshop participants will have a pre-paid taxi pickup from the Mangalore airport to the Valley View hotel on the Manipal University campus. The ride between Mangalore and Manipal is approximately 1hr-1hr30.
Within Manipal, auto-rickshaws (autos) are available at an auto stand quite near the MCPH department (Old TAPMI Building). In Manipal, the minimum charge for an auto ride is 20 Rupees. For buses, the minimum is 5 Rupees. The Valley View hotel is just 10 to 15 minutes walk from the MCPH.
Traveling to/from Manipal:
Click HERE for Information on buses, trains, and car travel
LOCATION AND CAMPUS MAP
The workshop will be held in Lecture Hall 1 in the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH), which is situated on the 1st floor of the Old TAPMI building on the Manipal University campus.
To get there from the hotel, follow the main highway, moving through Tiger Circle, and turn left just before the Police Station where you'll see the Old TAPMI building. It is approximately a 10-15min walk from the hotel. If you are getting there by auto-rickshaw, please inform them that you are traveling to the Old TAPMI building, not to be confused with the new one.
Please see the 2 annotated maps in the Documents section below.
Suggestions from the Rolling Pebble Blog
ATTRACTIONS NEAR MANIPAL, KARNATAKA, INDIA
Visit the official site for Karnataka Tourism
Browse the suggestions from Manipal University
Suggestions from local organizers:
Just 20 minutes (by car or bus) from Manipal, you find Malpe Beach. You can also take a boat from Malpe and go to the small island of St Mary's.
In 40 minutes, you can reach another beach called Kapu.
If you travel slightly to the north towards the hills, you reach the largest rainfall-receiving place in South India, called Agumbe in the Western Ghats. One of the attractions here is a Rainforest Research Centre, where they study the wildlife in this area.
HOTEL, MAPS, AND MANIPAL UNIVERSITY INFORMATION ARE FOUND IN LINKS AND DOCUMENTS BELOW
Jobin Mathew, PhD student, Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University
Sundar Sarukkai, Director, Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University
Gordon McOuat, Director, Situating Science and professor, University of King's College
Bernie Lightman, Toronto Node Manager and professor, York University
Emily Tector, Project Coordinator, Situating Science
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS:
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences grant
Manipal University, Manipal, India
Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster
Indian Council of Philosophical Research
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant
Press Release HERE