Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800  (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019)


‘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)


‘Distilling Water, Distilling Data: Questionnaires in Dutch East India Company Record-keeping’ (accepted for special issue of European History Quarterly, 2020, Richard Yeo, Daniel Midena, eds.)

‘Navigational Exams in the 16th to 18th centuries’ in Philip Beeley and Christopher Hollings, Beyond the Academy: The Practice of Mathematics 1600-1850 (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2021)

Journal Articles

“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.

Book Reviews

Review of Smith, Helen and Louise Wilson, eds. Renaissance Paratexts (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011) Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Reforme 38.2 (Spring 2015): 196-198.

Ph.D. Dissertation: “A Calculated Course: Creating Transoceanic Navigators, 1580-1800.” Princeton University, 2014.

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