Articles and Other Publications


“Changes in the World of Publishing.”  In J. Chandler (ed.), The Cambridge history of English Romantic literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), 377-402.
 “Piracy as a business force.” Culture machine 10 (2009), 44-63.  Online

“Coleman Street.”  Huntington Library Quarterly 71:1 (2008), 33-54. 
 “Truth and malicious falsehood.”  Nature 451 (February 28, 2008), 1058-60.
“The identity engine: printing and publishing at the beginning of the knowledge economy.”  In L. Roberts, S. Schaffer and P. Dear (eds.), The mindful hand: inquiry and invention from the late Renaissance to early industrialisation (Chicago, IL: Edita/University of Chicago Press, 2007), 403-28.  Online.
“Coffeehouses and print shops.”  The Cambridge History of Science, III: Early Modern Science (ed. L. Daston and K. Park. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 320-40.
“Intellectual property and the nature of science.”  Cultural Studies 20 (2006), 145-64; Online
Arts of Transmission.  Special issue of Critical Inquiry, 31:1 (Autumn 2004), edited by J. Chandler, A. Davidson, and A. Johns. 
“Foreword.”  In W.J. Ong, S.J., Ramus, Method, and the Decay of Dialogue: From the Art of Discourse to the Art of Reason (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004).
“Reading and Experiment in the Early Royal Society.”  K. Sharpe and S. Zwicker (eds.), Reading, Society and Politics in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 244-71.
 “Print and Public Science.”  The Cambridge History of Science, IV: Science in the Eighteenth Century (ed. R. Porter.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 536-60.
“Science and the Book.”  The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain (7 vols.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  General Editors: D.F. McKenzie, D.J. McKitterick, I.R. Willison), vol. IV (2003), 274-303.
 “The Ambivalence of Authorship in early Modern Natural Philosophy,” in M. Biagioli and P. Galison (eds.), Scientific Authorship: Credit and Intellectual Property in Science (New York: Routledge, 2003), 67-90.
 “How to acknowledge a revolution.”  American Historical Review 107 (2002), 106-25 (part of an invited “Forum” with Elizabeth Eisenstein and Anthony Grafton).
“Pop music pirate hunters,” Daedalus 131:2 (Spring 2002), 67-77.
 “Printing, Publishing and Reading in London, 1660-1720.”  P. O’Brien (ed.), Urban Achievement in Early Modern Europe: Golden Ages in Antwerp, Amsterdam and London (Cambridge University Press, 2001).
“The Past, Present, and Future of the Scientific Book.”  N. Jardine and M. Frasca-Spada (eds.), Books and the Sciences in History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), 408-26.
“The Physiology of Reading.”  N. Jardine and M. Frasca-Spada (eds.), Books and the Sciences in History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), 291-314.
 “Miscellaneous Methods: Authors, Societies and Journals in Early Modern England.”  British Journal for the History of Science 33 (2000), 159-86.
 “Identity, Practice, and Trust in Early Modern Natural Philosophy.” Historical Journal 42 (1999), 1125-45.
 “Science and the Book in Modern Cultural Historiography.”  Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 29 (1998), 167-94.
“Prudence and Pedantry in Early Modern Cosmology: The Trade of Al Ross.”  History of Science 35 (1997), 23-59.
“Flamsteed’s Optics and the Identity of the Astronomical Observer.” In F. Willmoth (ed.), Flamsteed’s Stars (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 1997), 77-106.
“Natural History as Print Culture.”  In N. Jardine, J. Secord, E. Spary (eds.), Cultures of Natural History: from Curiosity to Crisis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 106-24.
“The Physiology of Reading and the Anatomy of Enthusiasm.”  In A. Cunningham, O. Grell (eds.), Religio Medici: Religion and Medicine in Seventeenth Century England (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1996), 136-70.
“The Physiology of Reading in Restoration England.”  In J. Raven, H. Small, N. Tadmor (eds.), The Practice and Representation of Reading in England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 138-61.
 “The Ideal of Scientific Collaboration: The ‘Man of Science’ and the Diffusion of Knowledge.”  In H. Bots, F. Waquet (eds.), Commercium Litterarium: La Communication dans la République des Lettres, 1600-1750 (Amsterdam: APA-Holland University Press, 1994), 3-22.
“History of Science and the History of the Book.”  In S. Cavaciocchi (ed.), Produzione e Commercio della Carta e del Libro Secc. XIII-XVIII (Firenze, Italy: Le Monnier, 1992), 881-90.
“History, Science and the History of the Book: the Making of Natural Philosophy in Early Modern England.”  Publishing History 30 (1991), 5-30.

In press and forthcoming

“Ink.”  In E. Spary and U. Klein (eds.), Between market and laboratory: materials and expertise in early modern Europe (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).  In press.
“The property police.”  In M. Biagioli, P. Jaszi, and M. Woodmansee (eds.), Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).  In press.
“The piratical enlightenment.”  In W. Warner and C. Siskin (eds.), Mediating Enlightenment (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).  In press.
“The book in early modern London.”  In L. Manley (ed.), The Cambridge companion to London in English literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).  Forthcoming.
“Intellectual property.”  In N. Thrift, A. Tickell, and S. Woolgar (eds.), Globalization in practice (Oxford: Oxford University Press).  Forthcoming.
“Language, Practice, and History.”  In L. Bently, J. Ginsburg, and Jennifer Davis (eds.), Interdisciplinary perspectives on copyright infringement (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).  Forthcoming.

Short pieces

“Printing as a Medium.”  International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (26 vols. New York: Elsevier, 2001), 12050-12055.
“The Birth of Scientific Reading.”  Nature 409:6818 (January 2001), 287.
“Printing: Invention of, Europe.”  D. Jones (ed.), Censorship (4 vols. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001), III, 1950-55. 
Book reviews for Annals of Science, British Journal for the History of Science, German History, History, Isis, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Journal of Modern History, Medical History, Metascience, Nature, Physis, Renaissance Quarterly, and Times Higher Education Supplement.
Contributor to the Dictionary of National Biography, New Dictionary of National Biography, Encyclopaedia of the Scientific Revolution (Routledge, 2000), and Reader’s Guide to the History of Science (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001).