Peer-reviewed publications

"Oriental Chronology: Chinese Astronomy and the Politics of Antiquity in Eighteenth-Century Britain," Isis (2024, forthcoming)

"Interesting and Uninteresting Unknowns: Mapping Southern Africa in the Seventeenth Century," Journal for the History of Knowledge 5 (2024)

"Crises and the History of Science: A Materialist Rehabilitation" (with Rory Kent), British Journal for the History of Science: Themes, 9 (2024)

"Global History of Science" (with James Poskett), in Lukas M. Verburgt ed., Debating Contemporary Approaches to the History of Science (London: Bloomsbury, 2024), 17-42

"Chinese Heavens in European Literature, c. 1650-1700," in Florian Klaeger and Dirk Vanderbeke eds., Writing the Heavens: Celestial Observations in Literature, 800-1800 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2024)

"Astronomical Chronology, the Jesuit China Mission, and Enlightenment History," Journal of the History of Ideas 84.3 (2023), 487-510 

"Racial Capitalism in Voltaire's Enlightenment," History Workshop Journal, 94 (2022), 22-41

"Rethinking the Rites Controversy: Kilian Stumpf's Acta Pekinensia and the Historical Dimensions of a Religious Quarrel," Modern Intellectual History, 19.1 (2022), 29-53

"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


"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

"The science and shared history behind the Gregorian and Chinese calendars," NPR Short Wave (radio interview), February 2024 

"Early modern racialisation in southern Africa," Medicine and the Making of Race Blog, September 2023

"Globalizing China or Sinicizing the Global? On Alexander Statman's "A Global Enlightenment" and Ali Humayun Akhtar's "1368"," Los Angeles Review of Books, September 2023

"Broadly Speaking: An Interview with Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh" (interview by Alexander Collin), Journal of the History of Ideas Blog, August 2023

"Crush the Despicable!: Voltaire's Enlightened Racism," History Workshop Online, November 2022

"Empire of Learning," Royal Society Blog, November 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: Cambridge University Science Magazine, Issue 52 (2021), 16-21 (with Rory Kent and Swathi Manivannan)