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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


College Teaching Officer

Tutor and Fellow in the History and Philosophy of Science, Trinity College

Research interests: History of science, cultural and intellectual history, and the history of the book. In particular, observational, descriptive and pictorial practices in the development and production of scientific knowledge in the early modern period (1500–1720).


Selected publications

Online exhibition: 'Vivitur ingenio: The 500th Anniversary of Vesalius' (Cambridge University Library, 2014)

Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)

'Patron's Review: The Role of Images in the Development of Renaissance Natural History', Archives of Natural History 38 (2011): 189–213

'Picturing Knowledge in the Early Royal Society: The Examples of Richard Waller and Henry Hunt', Notes and Records of the Royal Society 65 (2011): 273–294

'Andreas Nolthius' Almanach for 1575', Journal of the History of Astronomy 42 (2011): 91–110

Natural Philosophy Epitomised: Books 8–11 of Gregor Reisch's Philosophical Pearl (1503), co-edited with Andrew Cunningham (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010)

'The Sources of Gessner's Pictures for the Historia Animalium', Annals of Science 67 (2010): 303–328

'Image, Text and Observatio: The Codex Kentmanus', Early Science and Medicine 14 (2009): 445–475

Transmitting Knowledge: Words, Images and Instruments in Early Modern Europe, co-edited with Ian Maclean (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)

The Transformation of Natural Philosophy: The Case of Philip Melanchthon (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

A Wittenberg University Library Catalogue of 1536, editor (Cambridge: LP Publications, 1995)