I have organized my publications chronologically, with the most recent at the top. Icons next to the titles indicate:
Recommended expository writing and essays for public audiences.
Recommended academic writing.
Below my publications I have included some older unpublished essays that others have found useful, and that some have even cited in their own work, but whose prospects or timeline for publication are currently hazy. After those, there are links to media features based extensively on interviews with me or research I provided.
'Some call it Arsmetrike, and some Awgryme': Misprision and precision in algorithmic thinking and learning in 1543 and beyond. Algorithmic Modernity, ed. Morgan Ames and Massimo Mazzotti. Oxford. Preprint [pdf, 215k].
Mathematical Institutions and the 'In' of the Association for Women in Mathematics. Association for Women in Mathematics: The First Fifty Years, ed. Beery, Greenwald, and Kessel. Springer. Preprint available on request.
Essay review of Riehm and Hoffman, Turbulent Times in Mathematics (American Mathematical Society and Fields Institute, 2011). The Mathematical Intelligencer. doi:10.1007/s00283-021-10059-9 (open access).
Introduction: The Scholar Incarnate. With Kirsti Niskanen. Chapter 1, preprint available on request.
"A Young Man's Game": Youth, gender, play, and power in the personae of mid-twentieth century global mathematics. Chapter 2, Preprint [pdf, 315k].
Histories of Mathematical Practice: Reconstruction, Genealogy, and the Unruly Pasts of Ruly Knowledge. ZDM Mathematics Education 52, pp. 1075-1086. DOI:10.1007/s11858-020-01175-5.
Impersonation and personification in mid-twentieth century mathematics. In "Historicizing Fraud and Research Integrity," ed. Cyrus Mody, Lissa Roberts, and Otto Sibum, History of Science 58(4), pp. 417-436. doi:10.1177/0073275320924571 (CC-BY open access).
"All of these political questions": Anticommunism, racism, and the origin of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. Preprint [pdf, 155k].
Organizational Practice in the Heterolingual Archive [Prática organizacional no arquivo heterolingual]. Em Construção: arquivos de epistemologia histórica e estudos de ciêcia 7, 19-27. DOI:10.12957/emconstrucao.2020.50367.
Louis Nirenberg (1925-2020): Virtuoso mathematician who transformed the study of partial differential equations. With Brit Shields. Nature 578, 20 February, p. 359.
Goldstein, Long-term history and ephemeral configurations. Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians – Rio de Janeiro 2018. Vol. I. Plenary lectures. World Sci. Publ. 2018, pp. 487-522. Mathematical ReviewsMR3966737.
Kjeldsen, A multiple perspective approach to history of mathematics: mathematical programming and Rashevsky's early development of mathematical biology in the twentieth century. In: Schubring (ed.), Interfaces between mathematical practices and mathematical education. Springer, 2019, pp. 143-167. Mathematical ReviewsMR3930843.
Rockefeller Bureaucracy and Circumknowing Science in the Mid-Twentieth Century. International Journal for History Culture and Modernity 7, 779-796. doi:10.18352/hcm.592
The Officer's Three Names: the formal, familiar, and bureaucratic in the transnational history of scientific fellowships. How Knowledge Moves: Writing the Transnational History of Science and Technology, edited by John Krige. University of Chicago Press, 2019, pp. 254-280. ISBN: 9780226605999. Preprint [pdf, 200k].
Afterword: Reflections on writing the transnational history of science and technology. With John Krige. How Knowledge Moves: Writing the Transnational History of Science and Technology, edited by John Krige. University of Chicago Press, 2019, pp. 411-418. ISBN: 9780226605999. Preprint [425k].
Klin and Woldar, The strongly regular graph with parameters (100, 22, 0, 6): hidden history and beyond. Acta Univ. M. Belii, Ser. Math. 25, 2017, 5-62. zbMATH Zbl 1430.05137.
Richter, John Wallis and the Catholics: confessional and theological antagonism in Wallis's mathematics and philosophy. Notes and Records of the Royal Society 72(4), 2018, 487-503. zbMATH Zbl 1429.01010.
Stedall, Narratives of algebra in early printed European texts. In: Rommevaux et al. (eds.), Pluralite de l'algebre a la Renaissance. Honore Champion, 2012, pp. 217-235. Mathematical ReviewsMR3889073.
Matthew Jones, Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking about Thinking from Pascal to Babbage. Chicago, 2016. Annals of the History of Computing 41(2), 2019, pp. 69-70. doi:10.1109/MAHC.2019.2913954.
Bell and Blasjo, Pietro Mengoli's 1650 proof that the harmonic series diverges, Mathematics Magazine 91(5), 2018, pp. 341-347. Mathematical ReviewsMR3885970.
Parshall, The American Mathematical Monthly (1894-1919): A new journal in the service of mathematics and its educators. In: Zack et al. (eds.), Research in history and philosophy of mathematics. The CSHPM 2015 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., USA, August, 2015. Birkhäuser, 2016, pp. 193-2014. zbMATHZbl 06995260.
Michael (Mihaly) and Kate (Katalin) Barany - A Scientist Couple. With George Barany. Muscle Contraction: a Hungarian Perspective, ed. Miklos Kellermayer. Budapest: Semmelweis, 2018, pp. 29-41.
Integration by Parts: Wordplay, Abuses of Language, and Modern Mathematical Theory on the Move. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 48(3), 2018, pp. 259-299. [pdf, 400k].
Of Polyhedra and Pyjamas: Platonism and induction in meaning-finitist mathematics. What is a mathematical concept? edited by Elizabeth de Freitas, Nathalie Sinclair, and Alf Coles. Cambridge University Press, 2017, ch. 1 (pp. 19-35). MR3644281. Preprint [pdf, 160k].
Silvia de Toffoli, 'Chasing' the Diagram--the use of visualizations in algebraic reasoning. The Review of Symbolic Logic 10(1), March 2017, 158-186. Mathematical ReviewsMR3620013, [pdf, 90k].
Andrea Del Centina, Poncelet's porism: a long history of renewed discoveries. Archive for History of Exact Sciences 70(1-2), 2016, pp. 1-173. Mathematical Reviews MR3437893 and MR3458182, retracted.
D. Choimet and H. Queffelec, Twelve Landmarks of Twentieth-Century Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Mathematical ReviewsMR3445361, [pdf, 165k].
Fellow Travelers and Traveling Fellows: The intercontinental shaping of modern mathematics in mid-twentieth century Latin America. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 46, no. 5 (2016), pp. 669-709. [pdf, 380k]; Zbl 1365.01030.
Christopher Hollings, Mathematics Across the Iron Curtain: A History of the Algebraic Theory of Semigroups. Providence: American Mathematical Society, 2014. British Journal for the History of Science, 49, 2016, pp. 140-141. doi:10.1017/S0007087416000194.Preprint [pdf, 70k]
Michael Harris, Mathematics without apologies: Portrait of a problematic vocation. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. Mathematical Reviews,MR3289987[pdf, 117k], [Harris's reply].
Bussotti and Pisano, Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica `Jesuit' Edition: the tenor of a huge work. Rendiconti Lincei Matematica e Applicazioni 25 (2014), 413-444. Mathematical Reviews,MR3283397[pdf, 180k].
Amir Alexander, Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux / Scientific American and London: Oneworld, 2014. In: British Journal for the History of Science, 48 (2015), pp. 362-364. doi:10.1017/S0007087415000096.
Savage Numbers and the Evolution of Civilization in Victorian Prehistory. British Journal for the History of Science, 47(2): 239-255, June 2014 (published online 9 August, 2013). doi:10.1017/S0007087413000356 (BJHS online version of record [pdf, 525k]).
Turner and Sorensen, Cultivating the herb garden of Scandinavian mathematics: the congresses of Scandinavian mathematicians, 1909-1925. Centaurus 55 (2013), no. 4, 385-411. 01A74 (01A60). Mathematical Reviews,MR3138534[pdf, 104k].
Helene Mialet, Hawking Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. In: British Journal for the History of Science 46 (2013), pp. 544-546. doi:10.1017/S0007087413000630.
Benjamin Wardhaugh (ed.), The History of the History of Mathematics: Case Studies for the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012. In: British Journal for the History of Science 46 (2013), pp. 344-345. doi:10.1017/S0007087413000204.
`That small and unsensible shape': Visual Representations of the Euclidean Point in Sixteenth-Century Print. Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, vol. 6 (2012), pp. 148-159. doi:10.4245/sponge.v6i1.16137, [pdf, 500k].
Kuhn was Right (review of the 2012 Princeton workshop Structure at 50: Assessing and Reassessing Kuhn and his Legacy), American Science: A Team Blog, Forum for the History of Science in America, 12 November, 2012.
The Numbers Game. [Web title: One, Two, Many: The Prehistory of Counting.] New Scientist 4808:43-45 (16 April, 2011). Available on their website (subscription required) and from Science Direct (doi:10.1016/S0262-4079(11)60869-5; different subscription required).
Contributing translator to Roshdi Rashed (ed. Nader El-Bizri) Founding Figures and Commentators in Arabic Mathematics: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 1. London: Routledge, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-415-58217-9.
Translating Euclid's Diagrams into English, 1551-1571. In: Philosophical Aspects of Symbolic Reasoning in Early Modern Mathematics. (Studies in Logic, vol. 26.) Albrecht Heeffer and Maarten Van Dyck, editors. London: College Publications (2010), ch. 4 (pp. 125-163), ISBN: 978-1-84890-017-2 ([pdf, 1.7m]), Zbl 1255.01006.
Great Pyramid metrology and the material politics of basalt. Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, vol. 4 (2010), pp. 45-60. doi:10.4245/sponge.v4i1.11897, [pdf, 670k].
Mathematical Research in Context. MSc dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 2010. [pdf, 3.1m]
`[B]ut this is blog maths and we're free to make up conventions as we go along': Polymath1 and the Modalities of `Massively Collaborative Mathematics.' Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, Gdansk, Poland, 2010. New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/1832772.1832786. (Author's version, posted by permission of ACM for personal use, not for redistribution: [pdf, 200k]. The paper is also available without registration on the conference website.)
2009 and earlier
Prehistories of Counting. MPhil dissertation, University of Cambridge, 2009. [pdf, 210k]
Proof and its Putting: Mathematics, Rigor, and Testimony. AB thesis, Cornell University, 2008. [pdf, 770k]
Synthetic routes to, and mechanistic understanding of, dithiasuccinoyl (Dts)-amines and chlorocarbonyl carbamoyl disulfanes. Lead author, with M.M. Corey, M.C. Hanson, R.S. Majerle, R.P. Hammer, and G. Barany. In: Understanding Biology using Peptides. Proceedings of the 19th American Peptide Symposium (S.E. Blondelle, Ed.). Springer, New York, NY, pp. 196-197, 2006. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-26575-9_82. See also M.J. Henley, M.J. Barany, L. Chen, R.P. Hammer, A.M. Schrader, V.G. Young, Jr., and G. Barany, Mechanistic Insights Into the Zumach-Weiss-Kuhle Synthesis of Dithiasuccinoyl (Dts)-Protected Amines. In: Proceedings of the 24th American Peptide Symposium (Ved Srivastava, Andrei Yudin, and Michal Lebl, Eds.). American Peptide Society, pp. 266-267, 2015. doi:10.17952/24APS.2015.266.
Efficient Synthesis of 1,2,4-Dithiazolidine-3,5-diones [Dithiasuccinoyl-Amines] from Bis(chlorocarbonyl)disulfane Plus Bis(trimethylsilyl)amines. Lead author, with Robert P. Hammer, R.B. Merrifield, and George Barany. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127:508-509, 2005. With Supporting Information: 8 pages. doi:10.1021/ja0455446.
An efficient, direct method for synthesis of dithiasuccinoyl (Dts) amines. Lead author, with Robert P. Hammer, R.B. Merrifield, and George Barany. In: Bridges Between Disciplines: Proceedings of the Third International and the Twenty-Eighth European Peptide Symposium (Martin Flegel, Mati Fridkin, Chaim Gilon, and Jirina Slaninova, eds.), pp. 3-4, 2005.
Science's Language Problem. Business Week, 16 March, 2005.
`That which hath no part': The Euclidean Point at the Dawn of English Geometry [pdf, 320k].