Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800  (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), winner of the 2020 Leo Gershoy Award for best book in the fields of 17th– and 18th-century western European history (American Historical Association), and the 2019 John Lyman Book Award, Naval and Maritime Science and Technology (North American Society for Oceanic History)

Peer Reviewed Articles & Chapters

‘Navigational Exams in the Early Modern Period’ in Philip Beeley and Christopher Hollings, Beyond the Academy: The Practice of Mathematics 1600-1850 (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2024)

“Distilling Water, Distilling Data: Questionnaires in Dutch East India Company Record-keeping,” Intellectual History Review 32.3 (2022), 531-551.

‘Nautical Manuals and Ships’ Instruments, 1550-1800: Lessons in Two and Three Dimensions’. Routledge Research Companion to Marine and Maritime Worlds, 1400-1800: Oceans in Global History and Culture, Claire Jowitt, Craig Lambert, Steve Mentz, eds. (Routledge, 2020)

“Sailors, States, and the Creation of Nautical Knowledge,” chapter in Lauren Benton and Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, eds., A World at Sea: Maritime Practices in Global History, 1500-1900 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020)

“Expert Records: Nautical Logbooks from Columbus to Cook,” Information & Culture: A Journal of History 48 no. 3 (2013), 281-322.

“Regimented Lessons: The Evolution of the Nautical Logbook in France,” Annuaire de Droit Maritime et Océanique (June 2013), 91-115.

“‘Books for the Use of the Learned and Studious’: William London’s Catalogue of Most Vendible Books,” Book History, vol. 11 (2008), 33-57.

Recent Book Reviews

Review of Richard Blakemore and James Davey, The Maritime World of Early Modern Britain (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020), Journal of British Studies 61.3 (2022): 371-372.

Review of Antony Adler, Neptune’s Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019), Centaurus 63.3 (2021): 614-616.


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