Peer-reviewed publications

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

"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.


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

"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.

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.