King's releases inaugural edition of annual research publication
The inaugural edition of King’s Cosmos was released on April 13, 2016 celebrating the work of liberal arts researchers at King’s University College. The 50 page publication is a showcase of the wide array of research currently underway at King’s. Edited by three King’s faculty, Drs. Antonio Calcagno, Lynne Jackson and Stephen Lofts, the publication has eleven articles written by King’s faculty in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Justice and Peace Studies, History and English. The articles provide a snapshot, written for public consumption, of research underway into topics including deaf culture, the transformation of religion over time, the re-configuration of power, ethical internationalization in higher education and the study of the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet.
“The diversity of the research profiled in this collection reflects the complexity of our community, both in the disciplines represented and the nature of the inquiry,” says Dr. David Sylvester, King’s Principal. The university plans to release Cosmos annually, featuring different research projects each year. “I applaud all those in our community who have worked for months to create Cosmos.”
Cosmos was the brainchild of Dr. Steven Lofts, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. His inspiration comes from the German publication, Humboldt Kosmos. Dr. Lofts is a Humboldtian scholar. He wanted to use the Humboldt example to highlight the scholarly work of his peers at King’s. Design of the publication was done by Tim Bugler of King’s with photography by Steve Grimes of London, Ontario. King’s Communications provided project management support.