Printed publications

‘Artefacts and archives: Presenting Moseley in a museum context’, with Silke Ackermann and Elizabeth Bruton, in Roy MacLeod, Russell G. Egdell and Elizabeth Bruton (eds), For Science, King & Country: the Life and Legacy of Henry Moseley (London: Uniform, 2018), 258-283.

‘“Preciseness and pleasure”: the astrological diptychs of Thomas Hood’, in Richard Dunn, Silke Ackermann and Giorgio Strano (eds), Heaven and Earth United: Instruments in Astrological Contexts (Leiden: Brill, 2018), 61-85.

The Castle of Knowledge: astronomy and the sphere’, in Gareth Roberts and Fenny Smith (eds), Robert Recorde: The Life and Times of a Tudor Mathematician (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2012), 73-92

‘John Dee on geometry: Texts, teaching and the Euclidean tradition’, Studies In History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 43/3 (2012), 470-479; online access

‘Fortification and mathematics in early-modern England: notes towards a cultural history’, in Bettina Marten, Ulrich Reinisch, Michael Korey (eds), Festungsbau: Geometrie – Technologie – Sublimierung (Berlin: Lukas, 2012), 236-251

‘A note on the wooden carpenter’s rule from Odyssey Shipwreck Site 35F’, Odyssey Marine Exploration Archaeological Papers, 10 (2010) [pdf version]; also published in Greg Stemm and Sean A Kingsley (eds), Oceans Odyssey 2: Underwater Heritage Management and Deep-Sea Shipwrecks in the English Channel and Atlantic Ocean (Oxford: Oxbow, 2011)

‘Wren, Hooke and graphical practice’, Journal for the History of Astronomy, 41 (2010), 381-92

Compass and Rule: Architecture as Mathematical Practice in England, 1500-1750, with Anthony Gerbino (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009)

European Collections of Scientific Instruments, 1550-1750, edited with Giorgio Strano, Mara Miniati and Alison Morrison-Low (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009)

‘Reading rules: artefactual evidence for mathematics and craft in early-modern England’, in Liba Taub and Frances Willmoth (eds), The Whipple Museum of the History of Science: Instruments and Interpretations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006)

‘Like father, like son? John Dee, Thomas Digges and the identity of the mathematician’, in Stephen Clucas (ed.), John Dee: Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought, International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives internationales d’histoire des idées, vol. 193 (Dordrecht: Springer, 2006) [preprint version]

‘Benjamin Martin, from beginning to end’ [in memoriam John R. Millburn], Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society, 86 (2005), 12-13 [html version]

‘Thomas Bedwell’, ‘Leonard Digges’, ‘Thomas Digges’, ‘John Feild [Felde]’, ‘Paul Ive’, ‘Robert Recorde’ in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004)

‘Theory, theoric, practice: Mathematics and magnetism in Elizabethan England’, Journal de la Renaissance, 2 (2004), 53-62

‘The Anton Mensing Scientific Instrument Project: Final Report’, with Willem F. J. Mörzer Bruyns, Jan C. Deiman and Hans Hooijmaijers, Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society, 79 (2003), 28-32

Solomon’s House in Oxford: New Finds from the First Museum, with J.A. Bennett and A.V. Simcock (Oxford: Museum of the History of Science, 2000)

‘Le Spectacle du calcul’, La Revue. Musée des Arts et Métiers, 23 (1998), 23-32

Associate editor, Instruments of Science: an Historical Encyclopedia, eds Robert Bud and Deborah Jean Warner (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998)

‘Making the arithmometer count’, Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society, 52 (1997), 12-21 [html version]

‘The identity of the mathematical practitioner in 16th-century England’ in Irmgard Hantsche (ed.), Der ‘mathematicus’: Zur Entwicklung und Bedeutung einer neuen Berufsgruppe in der Zeit Gerhard Mercators, Duisburger Mercator-Studien, volume 4 (Bochum, 1996) [html version]

The Geometry of War, 1500-1750, with Jim Bennett (Oxford: Museum of the History of Science, 1996) [html version]

‘The carpenter’s rule: instruments, practitioners and artisans in 16th-century England’, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Scientific Instrument Symposium, edited by G. Dragoni, A. McConnell, G.L’E. Turner (Bologna, 1994), 39-45

‘Mathematical practitioners and instruments in Elizabethan England’, Annals of Science, 48 (1991), 319-344

The Grounde of Artes. Mathematical books of 16th-century England, with J.A. Bennett, F. Willmoth (Whipple Museum of the History of Science exhibition catalogue, Cambridge, 1985)