Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

"Astronomical Chronology, the Jesuit China Mission, and Enlightenment History," Journal of the History of Ideas (forthcoming).

"Racial Capitalism in Voltaire's Enlightenment," History Workshop Journal, 94 (2022). Published online 7th September 2022.

"Rethinking the Rites Controversy: Kilian Stumpf's Acta Pekinensia and the Historical Dimensions of a Religious Quarrel," Modern Intellectual History, 39.1 (2022), 29-53. Published online 9th November 2020.

"Galenizing the New World: Joseph-François Lafitau's 'Galenization' of Canadian Ginseng, CA 1716-1724," Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science, 75.1 (2021), 59-72. Published online 19th February 2020.


Reviews

"Starry Messengers," Isis 113.1 (2022), 162-164. (with Dániel Margócsy).

"William Beinart and Saul Dubow, The Scientific Imagination in South Africa: 1700 to the Present Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. Pp. 406. ISBN: 987-1-1089-3819-8. £64.00 (hardback)," The British Journal for the History of Science, 55.1 (2022), 121-122.

"Translation at Work: Chinese Medicine in the First Global Age, edited by Harold J. Cook," Nuncius 31.1 (2022), 231-233.

"Pratik Chakrabarti, Inscriptions of Nature: Geology and the Naturalization of Antiquity Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. Pp. 280. ISBN: 987-1-4214-3874-0. $54.95 (hardback)," The British Journal for the History of Science, 54.1 (2021), 118-120.


Public Engagement

"China and the Early Royal Society," Royal Society Blog (forthcoming, November 2022).

"'Crush the Despicable!': Voltaire's Enlightened Racism," History Workshop Online (forthcoming, 2022).

"The Heavenly Politics of History in Early Modern Eurasia," Journal of the History of Ideas Blog, September 2022.

"Hidden Figures: The Erasure of Scientific Labour and the Hope of Decolonisation," BlueSci: Camridge University Science Magazine, Issue 52 (2021), 16-21. (with Rory Kent and Swathi Manivannan)

The Cologne Jesuit missionary Johan Adam Schall von Bell, dressed as a Chinese official in an astronomical workshop

The Köln-born Jesuit and first European director of the Imperial Astronomical Bureau in Beijing, Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591-1666). Schall and Martini spent some time together at the Bureau in Beijing in 1650.