Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) comprise knowledge developed within indigenous societies, independent of, and prior to, the advent of the modern scientific knowledge system (MSKS). However, this does not mean that they aren’t crucial to understanding and developing modern science techniques – it’s a symbiotic relationship. Join Professor Mike Bruton for an illustrated talk on Indigenous knowledge-based inventions in Africa, their impact and their importance.
Mike Bruton knows very little abut chemistry, having completed Chem at Rhodes University, but has a keen interest in the history of science in the scientific method, and enjoys sharing the results of his research with others. As a non-formal active science educator, he has studied some of the greatest ideas in science and concluded that Medeelev’s periodic table of the chemical elements must be one of the best based on its predictive power. His hobbies include writing, watching fishermen, collecting clothes pegs and not using social media.