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
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
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 Journal14(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 Medicine171(1/2), 87-111.
Stewart, I.G. (2005). The new Novum Organum.History of Science43, 457-466.
Stewart, I.G. (2000). Fleshy books: Isaac Barrow’s oratorical critique of Cartesian natural philosophy. History of Universities16, 35-102.
Stewart, I.G. (2000). Mathematics as philosophy: Proclus and Barrow. Dionysius18, 151-181.
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.
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.Isis97, 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. Metascience7, 197-201.
Stewart, I.G. (2002). Squaring the circle: The war between Hobbes and Wallis, by M. Jesseph. Canadian Journal of History37, 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 History35 (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.
(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.
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.
(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.