Methodologies developed in history and philosophy of science are highly productive ways to get from epistemology to aesthetics and back; vital keys to understanding many areas of human endeavour and intellectual development. History of science, like science itself, spans a vast field of material culture, international collaborations and complex processes: it takes place in exhibitions, museums and laboratories as well as in publications and archives. I am particularly interested in visual cultures of science — from early Islamic ophthalmology to contemporary astrophysics — and in the history of scientific collecting — from early modern wunderkammern to present day datasets.

Museum Godeffroy, Hamburg: The South Sea in the North Sea

For most of the academic year 2019-2020 I have been effecting research on the Museum Godeffroy as a Petra Kappert Visiting Research Fellow with the University of Hamburg’s Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures.

Exhibition Histories in Science and Technology

Exhibition histories as a form began to appear in several disciplines at once in quick succession at the end of the 1990s.

Politics of Natural History

Natural historical materials, beyond the more obvious case…

Research Fellow, University of Göttingen (2018)

Deepening and renewing the connections between university…

Artists Work in the (Science) Museum

'Science Lesson,' Artists work in the museum: histories,…

Looking and Healing: Artists and their Doctors

Looking and Healing: Artists and their Doctors, Lecture Seminar,…

Navigating Interdisciplinarity

Navigating Interdisciplinarity, Wellcome Trust 75 Event,…

Senior Research Associate: Reconstructing Sloane

Research and Project Management, Reconstructing Sloane (2011…

Science Voices, Museum Lives

Co-organiser, Science Voices: Scientists Speak About Science…

Natural History Museum: CAHR

Vice-Chancellor's Investment Fund Secondment, Centre for…

Split + Splice

Split + Splice: Fragments from the Age of Biomedicine, Exhibition…

Thinking Through Objects

Thinking Through Objects, presentation at The Exhibition…

Materials Library

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Materials Library, School…

Visiting Professor, Faculty of Health, Copenhagen

Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, University…

Image, Data and the Mathematical Sublime

Painting by Numbers: Image, Data and the Mathematical Sublime…

Charles Darwin Trust

Looking With Darwin, for the Darwin and Twentieth Century…
Full Solar Spectrum

You are Here: The Design of Information

You Are Here: The Design of Information, Curatorial Advisor,…

From Le Musée des Sciences to the Science Museum

From Le Musée des Sciences to the Science Museum: fifteen…

NESTA Fellowship

Fellow, National Endowment for Science Technology and the…

Consultant: Science Museum

Consultant to the Science Museum, London (2003 to 2004)

Consultant: Wellcome Trust

Consultant to the Wellcome Trust, London (2003 to 2004) I…

Development Manager, Royal Society

Manager, Development Office, the Royal Society, London (2001…

Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust

Founding Trustee, Dennis Rosen Memorial Trust for Art and…

Atomism & Animism

Atomism & Animism, Science Museum, London (1997 to…

Open Book

Open Book: Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Science Museum…

Le Musée des Sciences

Le Musée des Sciences (Montréal, with Lyne Lapointe, 1984)   This…