Atlantic Node

The Atlantic Node is run out of the University of King's College and Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS.

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The Atlantic Node distributes an events listing every second Saturday.  Items include local news and events, national and international events, and employment and funding opportunities.

Our "Friends"

The Atlantic Node has a very active network of friends and associates, representing most Atlantic universities and a wide variety of disciplines.  If you want to subscribe to our newsletter, send a note to Paul Armstrong <>.


Node Manager(s)

Dr. Ford Doolittle, Dr. Mélanie Frappier, Dr. Brian Noble, Dr. Gordon McOuat, Dr. Letitia Meynell


The Atlantic Node is managed by a team of academics from the University of King's College and Dalhousie University.


Research and Development

Node Post-Doctoral Fellow 2012-13

Cindy Stelmackowich (PhD Binghampton University, SUNY, in Art History and Theory, 2010)

Cindy’s work focuses on the relation between science, knowledge and representation. Her dissertation was an inter-disciplinary examination of 19th-century anatomical atlases. Current research focuses on the function of anatomical and pathological illustration in the emerging medical profession, medical teaching institutions, and book publishing industry. This study analyzes the visual rhetoric of anatomical imagery and how illustrations and new types of scientific publications were central to the construction of scientific knowledge. Cindy’s curatorial and science museum work also demonstrates an expertise in scientific instruments, anatomical collections and medical artifacts.

Node Students

PhD Student

Paul Armstrong, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University

Paul Armstrong is a doctoral student in sociology at Dalhousie, with research interests in the development of the social sciences.  Current work focuses on the interwar period and the theoretical and methodological debates which paved the way for the dominance of analytical and formal approaches in the postwar period.  His broader interests are focused on the relation between religion and civil society.  This has led to his involvement in a large-scale project about the Irish Catholic community in nineteenth century Halifax.  He has done work in economic development and policy analysis.

MA Student

Megan Dean, Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta

Megan has recently completed her Master's degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Her thesis elaborated a Foucauldian account of experience to think through the potentially transformative effects of feminist critiques of embodiment on experiences of bodies. Her academic interests include theories of embodiment, feminist theory, animal ethics, and the philosophy of science.


Past Work

HOPOS 2012

SituSci Atlantic hosted the 2012 meeting of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science. 

Works in Progress (WIP)

The Atlantic Node invited our friends and colleagues to present their work to their peers for feedback and discussion.

Research on Research

The Atlantic Node has begun preliminary work into an investigation of scientific research and funding at universities.

Nova Scotia Institute of Science Science Writing and Video Competition

The Atlantic Node partnered with the NS Institute of Science to promote the 2011 Science Writing and Video competition. 

Sci Fi Movie and Panel Discussion Series

The Atlantic Node sponsored a sci fi film series on Tuesday evenings throughout October, 2010.

Science Without Data: The Role of Thought Experiments in Empirical Investigations

The Node hosted this two-day workshop, bringing together close to 20 philosophers, historians, anthropologists, and scientists for a discussion of their most recent work on thought experiments.





Upcoming Node Events

Node News and Events

McOuat interview in CSHPS newsletter
Dr. McOuat was interviewed for the fall edition of the CSHPS Communique newsletter. Read the interview below.
Doolittle on CBC Quirks and Quarks
Bob MacDonald from Quirks and Quarks interviews Ford Doolittle, Professor Emeritus in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Dalhousie University and recent winner of the NSERC Herzberg Gold Medal in...
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages Screening with Live Music
HAXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES The 1922 silent science horror film by Benjamin Christensen to live music! SAT . NOV. 1, 8PM Alumni Hall, New Academic Building, University of King’s College,...
Watch Live Th. Oct. 2: Rewriting the History of Science and Philosophy in Late Colonial India
WATCH LIVE ONLINE! Rewriting the History of Science and Philosophy in Late Colonial India Dhruv Raina, Professor at the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru...
New Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science and Nature partnership!
Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science and Nature Situating Science has helped launch a three year project that will establish a research network on “Cosmopolitanism” in...
The Maritimes Birth of Creation Science
The Maritimes Birth of 'Creation Science' Tuesday, Oct 21st at 7:30pm Alumni Hall, University of King’s College Ronald Numbers,  Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine...
Fall Newsletter is Now Available!
Situating Science Fall Newsletter Read our latest newsletter here.
Centuries of dialogue: Asia and the West lecture series
Centuries of dialogue: Asia and the West lecture series University of King's College Fall 2014 See full public lecture listings here! Course DescriptionFar from being isolated civilizations that...
Place and Practice: Doing Science in and on the Ocean 1800-2012
Place and Practice: Doing Science in and on the Ocean 1800-2012 University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Rd., Halifax, NS June 14-17, 2014Program Public Events Description Information for speakers...
Hype in Halifax
Hype in Halifax Current Biology Vol 24 No 8 Article on the Hype in Science event in Halifax December 7, 2013 (In Documents section below)  
Ford Doolittle wins $1M Herzberg Medal
Congratulations to Atlantic Node manager Ford Doolittle for winning the NSERC Herzberg Medal for "sustained excellence and influence" in Canadian research that has "substantially advanced" science or...
News from Scott Findlay event on Future of Canadian Science
Articles and radio interviews with Scott Findlay related to his talk on Governing in the Dark: Evidence, Accountability and the Future of Canadian Science, Part 3 of The Lives of Evidence national...
Circulating Knowledge, Crossing Borders: A Roundtable
Circulating Knowledge, Crossing Borders: A Roundtable March 8th, 2:30-4:00 Ondaatje auditorium, McCain building, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Ave. International Women's DayA SSHRC Connecting...
Patents, Progress, and Commercialized Medicine
Patents, Progress, and Commercialized Medicine Jim Brown, Professor of Philosophy at University of Toronto Thursday, March 20 2014, 7:30 PM Alumni Hall, New Academic Building, University of King’s...
Science Communication and Stereotypes
Science Communication and Stereotypes: A Public Forum Th. March 6, 6:30pm Scotiabank Theatre, Sobeys Building, Saint Mary's University 903 Robie Street, Halifax.Most of us have an unconscious bias...