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

Evelyn Fox Keller: Rethinking the Meaning of Biological Information
Tues. Oct 16, 2012    2:45pm-3:45pm: Biology module public presentation "Rethinking the Meaning of Biological Information" 5th floor lounge, Life Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University...
Evelyn Fox Keller: Discussions with Evolution Studies Group
Mon. Oct 15, Oct. 22nd, Nov. 5th 4:30pm-6pm: Discussions. Room 1116, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building (FASS), 6135 University Ave. Hosted by Evolution Studies Group, Dalhousie...
Anne Harrington: Culture in the Brain and Under the Skin: What Historians Know about Illness Experience and Why it Matters
Culture in the Brain and Under the Skin: What Historians Know about Illness Experience and Why it MattersDr. Anne Harrington, Harvard University. Tuesday, Oct. 23rd 1PM *Room change to Classroom 3...
Anne Harrington: Post-play discussion of "The Story of Mr. Wright"
"The Story of Mr. Wright" with post-production discussion led by Dr. Harrington. Tuesday, Oct. 23rd 7PM Neptune Theatre Studio, 1593 Argyle St., Hfx, NS. Register for free admission by Friday Oct....
Evelyn Fox Keller: Paradigm Shifts and Revolutions in Biology
The Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and its partners are pleased to announce a special public evening lecture...
Owen Flanagan: The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized
Podcast available HERE The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized Owen Flanagan Jr.  James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy  Professor of Neurobiology Visit Dr. Flanagan's Home...
Bernie Lightman: Communicating Knowledge to New Audiences: Victorian Popularizers of Science
Podcast available HERE.Blog via GCR by Michael Marshall HERENSIS 150th Anniversary Lecture Series   This lecture is co-sponsored by the Nova Scotian Institute of Science and the History of...
Battleship Potemkin screening with live music
"Independent Filmmakers Festival kicks off at King’s" Peninsula News article by Helen Pike HEREScreening to a full house! One of the most influential films of all time screened with LIVE MUSIC...
Isabelle Stengers: Cosmopolitics - Learning to Think with Sciences, Peoples and Natures
Video available HERE Podcast available HERE Podcast also available HERE  Interview with Situating Science Director Gordon McOuat in Open File article "Drawing Science and Humanities Together...
HOPOS 2012
The Atlantic Node is proud to support HOPOS 2012June 21-24 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 9th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science Hosted by...
Paul Thompson: Ethical Issues in Agriculture: Organic, Locavore and Genetic Modification
Interview with Dr. Paul Thompson on CTV Morning Live - Wednesday, Jan. 25th at 7:45am (see CTV news video section) Video of lecture available HERE (Browse down) Podcast available HERE Situating...
Steven Shapin: The Long History of Dietetics: Thinking about Food, Expertise, and the Self
Video available HEREThe Situating Science Atlantic Node is pleased to support the LIVE STREAMING of the Science and Technology Studies (STS) 4th annual lecture at St. Thomas University in Fredericton...
Atlantic Node Works in Progress Meeting
The next Works in Progress meeting will be held this Thursday, June 23 in the Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, New Academic Building, University of  King's College. Coffee and sweets at 7 pm, the...
METROPOLIS screening with live music and artist talk
Halifax: SAT APRIL 2ND 7:00 PM  SCREENING - METROPOLIS with live musical accompaniment Alumni Hall | King’s New Academic Building | 6350 Coburg Road  | $5 Suggested Donation...
Provenance and the Role of the Public Museum Halifax March 8, 2011
Halifax: Science and its Publics National Lecture Series Presents Part 3: STREAMED LIVE AT: AND streamed    here Video available to view here...