Dr. Ian Stewart

Dr. Ian G. Stewart

(King’s college, Halifax, Canada) ERASMUS+
Dr. Ian Stewart
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Curriculum Vitae

  • Lebenslauf
    • 01.07.2010 - present Assistant Professor of Humanities (with tenure), University of King’s College
    • 01.07.2000 - 31.06.2010 Senior Fellow, Foundation Year Program, University of King’s College
    • 01.03.2005 - 30.04.2005 Research Fellow, Dibner Library, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
    • 01.04.2004 - 30.04.2004 Visiting Fellow, Madison
    • 01.10.1990 - 30.06.1995 Commonwealth Scholar, Department of History and Philosohpy of Science, Cambridge University
  • Forschungsschwerpunkte
    • History of Science, 1400-1700 CE
    • History of Philosophy
    • Contemporary Philosophy of Environmental Sciences
    • Socio-Ecological Systems theory for Environmental Impact Assessment
    • History of Universities
  • Kontakt

    Dr. Ian Stewart

    History of Science and Technology Program

    University of King’s College

    6305 Coburg Road

    Halifax, NS, Canada



  • Refereed Journal Articles
    • Porges, Karl, Stewart, Ian G., Hoßfeld, Uwe, & Levit, G.S. (2019a). From idea to law: Theory, concept and terminological formation in Ernst Haeckel’s works. Russian Journal of Developmental Biology 50(6), 368-382.
    • ­------- (2019b) Russian translation, ОТ ИДЕИ К ЗАКОНУ: ФОРМИРОВАНИЕ ТЕОРИЙ, КОНЦЕПЦИЙ И ТЕРМИНОЛОГИИ В РАБОТАХ ЭРНСТА ГЕККЕЛЯ. Ontogenez 50(6), 1-15.
    • Stewart, I., Hossfeld, Uwe, & Levit, G.S. (2019). Evolutionary ethics and Haeckelian monism: The case of Heinrich Schmidt’s Harmonie (1931). Theory in Biosciences 138, 189-202.
    • Karabanow, J., & Stewart, I.G. (2015). Reflections on organizational changes in street youth shelters. Organizational Cultures: An International Journal 14(3-4), 33-42.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2012). "Res, veluti per machinas, conficiatur": Natural history in Francis Bacon’s reform of natural philosophy. Early Science and Medicine 171(1/2), 87-111.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2005). The new Novum Organum. History of Science 43, 457-466.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2000). Fleshy books: Isaac Barrow’s oratorical critique of Cartesian natural philosophy. History of Universities 16, 35-102.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2000). Mathematics as philosophy: Proclus and Barrow. Dionysius 18, 151-181.
  • Book Chapters
    • Karabanow, J., & Stewart, I.G. (2019). Between policy and practice: Ethical challenges in longitudinal applied social science research. In F. McSweeney & D. Williams (Eds.), Designing and conducting research in social science, health and social care (pp. 75-89). New York: Routledge.
    • Karabanow J., & Stewart, I.G. (2018). The art of community. In F. Klodawsky, J. Siltanen and C. Andrew (Eds.), Toward equity and inclusion in Canadian cities (pp. 139-158). Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press.
    • Stewart, I. G. (2003). The Lucasian statutes: Translation and introduction. In K. Knox & R. Noakes (Eds.), From Newton to Hawking: A history of Cambridge University’s Lucasian Professors of Mathematics (pp. 461-474). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Stewart, I.G. (1997). ‘Professor’ John Flamsteed. In F. Wilmoth (Ed.), Flamsteed’s stars: New perspectives on the life and work of the first Astronomer Royal (1646-1719) (pp. 145-166). Woodbridge: Boydell Press.
  • Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries
    • Stewart, I.G. (2004). Isaac Barrow. In R. Todd. (Ed.), The dictionary of British classicists, 1500-1960, vol. 1. (pp. 55-58). London: Thoemmes Press.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2000). Isaac Barrow. In A. Pyle (Ed.), The dictionary of seventeenth-century British philosophers (pp. 68-74). London: Thoemmes Press.
  • Book Reviews
    • Stewart, I.G. (2019). The unavoidable tension in the "science vs policy" divide [Review essay of Discerning experts: The practices of scientific assessment for environmental policy, by Michael Oppenheimer et al.]. Proceedings of the Nova Scotia Institute of Science, 50(2). [Under review]
    • Stewart, I.G. (2017). L’impossible dialogue: Sciences et religions, by Yves Gingras. Isis 108(1), 103-104.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2012). The body as object and instrument of knowledge: Embodied empiricism in early modern science, edited by C.T. Wolfe. Isis 103(2), 402-403.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2012). Cambridge companion to early modern philosophy, edited by D. Rutherford. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 25, 35-37.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2006). Du Scribe au savant: Les porteurs du savoir de l’Antiquité à la revolution, by Yves Gingras, Peter Keating and Camille Limoges. Isis 97, 732-733.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2004). Isaac Newton: The "Principia": Mathematical principles of natural philosophy, edited by I.B. Cohen & A. Whitman. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 35, 665-667.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2003). Francis Bacon and the transformation of early-modern philosophy, by S. Gaukroger. Metascience 7, 197-201.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2002). Squaring the circle: The war between Hobbes and Wallis, by M. Jesseph. Canadian Journal of History 37, 135-136.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2002). Books and how to use them [Review essay of Generall learning: A seventeenth-century treatise on the formation of the general scholar, edited by R. Serjeantson]. History of Science 40, 233-245.
    • Stewart, I.G. (2001). Print culture: Promise or problem? [Review essay of The nature of the book, edited by A. Johns]. Canadian Journal of History 35 (2001), 403-409.
    • Stewart, I.G. (1998). The music of the spheres, edited by J. James. Annals of Science 15, 428-430.
    • Stewart, I.G. (1997). The theatre of nature: Jean Bodin and renaissance science, by A. Blair. The Dalhousie Review 21, 24-28.
  • Conference Papers/Invited Scholarly Talks (from 2012 only)
    • (2019, June). Some perspectives on socio-epistemic challenges of impact assessment. Advancing Impact Assessment in Canada’s Natural Resources Sectors, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
    • (2019, June). Public engagement in oil spill preparedness and response (OSPR): Challenges and possibilities. 42nd ECCC AMOP Technical Seminar, Halifax.
    • (2019, March). Environmental assessments and co-production. Working with Co-Production Workshop, University of Ottawa, ON.
    • (2019, October). Divine providence in things human and cosmological: Plato’s Timaeus and Boethius’ Consolation of philosophy. Boethius Day Symposium, University of King’s College, Halifax, NS.
    • (2018, September). From environmental assessment to impact assessment under Bill C-69: Some science policy implications of changing landscape of federal impact assessment for offshore O&G. WWF Arctic Oil and Gas Symposium, Ottawa, ON.
    • (2018, August). Who’s benefitting from the Kinder Morgan pipeline? Reflections on a word in different legal contexts. Commission on Legal Pluralism, Ottawa, ON. http://commission-on-legal-pluralism.com/nl/homeExterner Link
    • Stewart, I., Desjardins, I., Walker, T., & Doelle, M. (2018, July). Socio-epistemic contours of deliberation in CEAA-led EAs: The case of BP’s Scotian basin exploratory drilling project. Inaugural Meeting of the Advancing Social Sciences and Humanities Scholarship for Impact Assessments in Canada Project, Toronto, ON.
    • (2018, March). Accounting for loss in fish ‘stocks": A word on life as biological asset. Panel commentary on Jennifer Telesca, Social Sciences and Humanities Ocean Research and Education (SSHORe) Symposium, Halifax, NS.
    • (2018, February). Socio-epistemic challenges of modelling low-probability/high-consequence events. Panel contribution at Advancing Oil Spill Technology: Beyond the Horizon. Marine Technology Society Workshop, New Orleans, LA.
    • (2017, November). Restoring ecosystems after oil spills: Philosophical considerations and policy implications. Rotman Institute of Philosophy, London, ON.
    • (2017, October). Expert vs non-expert knowledge in oil spill response planning: A social sciences perspective. 40th Environment Canada and Climate Change Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response, Calgary, AB.
    • (2017, February). The politics of environmental science: Recent episodes in Atlantic Canada. Department of Biology, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS.
    • (2017, May). Fish vs oil: A science and technology studies perspective on a seemingly unavoidable agon. SSHORe Symposium, Canada’s Responsibility to Our Shining Seas: Ethics, Community, Culture, 1867-2067, Halifax, NS.
    • (2017, March). Degrees of refraction: Transparency challenges in cases of scientific uncertainty. Clear Seas Symposium, Transparency in Oceans Science and Oceans Governance, Halifax, NS.
    • (2016, June). Oil spill response and social licence: A perspective from the social sciences. 39th Environment Canada and Climate Change Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response, Halifax, NS.
    • Stewart, I., & Wells, P. (2016, June). Diluted spills in the Bay of Fundy: An update on the scientific and technological challenges and environmental risks. Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership Annual Conference. Fredericton, NB.
    • (2016, February). Navigating through oil spills in marine environments: Scientific uncertainty, public perception and sustainable practice. University of Ottawa Institute of the Environment Seminar Series, Ottawa, ON.
    • (2016, February). The 'environment' of environmental science in Canada: Recent socio-political developments, and why Scientists should care. Biology and Oceanography Departmental Seminar Series, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.
    • (2015, September). Science and religion: Reflections on a complex juxtaposition. Keynote address, McGill-CREOR Graduate Students’ Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
    • (2015, June). Mathematics and the voice of authority in Isaac Barrow's Lectiones mathematicae. Mathematics and Metaphysics Symposium, Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin, DE.
    • (2015, January). Shale gas: Science policy issues in Canadian context: The case of Nova Scotia. Balsillie School, University of Waterloo, ON.
      (https://www.balsillieschool.ca/event/shale-gas-science-policy-issues-canadian-contextExterner Link
    • (2014, May). "Science," "religion" and "science and religion" in the thought of Francis Bacon. International Workshop on Science and Religion: Historical Perspectives, Department of the History and Philosophy of the National Research University ITMO, and the Department of Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies, Saint-Petersburg State University.
    • (2012, June). Interdisciplinarity and the "great text": An overview of the Canadian university experiment. Great Books, Great Questions: Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Education in Canada, University of King’s College, Halifax, NS.
    • (2012, June). Francis Bacon on the epistemology and physiology of sensation. 9th Biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of the Philosophy of Science (HOPOS), Halifax, NS.
    • (2012, May). Bacon’s Sylva sylvarum and the reformation of the senses. The Francis Bacon Seminar, Princeton University, NJ.
    • (2012, March). Bacon’s assessment of William Gilbert on experiment: Theoria and praxis. Creative Experiments: Heuristic and Exploratory Experimentation in Early Modern Science, 3rd Bucharest Colloquium in Early Modern Science, University of Bucharest, ROU.
    • (2011, June). Ex analogia nominis, & non ex analogia universi: Appetites of matter and the "repair" of the senses. Francis Bacon and the Materiality of the Appetites: Stoicism, Medicine and Politics, Warburg Institute, London, UK.
    • (2011, March). Natural history in Bacon’s reform of natural philosophy. Francis Bacon and the Early Modern Reconfiguration of Natural History, New Europe College, Bucharest, ROU.
    • (2010, September). Res, veluti per machinas, conficiatur: Francis Bacon’s mechanical reform of natural philosophy. Situating Science Workshop, Making Knowledge: Science, Art, and Instruments in Early Modern Europe, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
    • (2012, July). Rereading Francis Bacon’s Novum organum. British Society for the History of Science, St. Andrews University, UK.