Book Chapters

1. “Handling the Heavens: The Photo-Objects of Astronomy,” in Photo-Objects: Photographs as Research Objects, for special virtual edition at the KHI, in preparation.


2. “Anton Pannekoek and Handwork in Astronomical Labour,” in Anton Pannekoek (1873-1960): Ways of Viewing Science and Society Modernism in Science, Radical Politics and Art eds. Jeroen van Dongen and Chaokang Tai (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018), forthcoming


3. “Making Invisible: The Other Side of Scientific Visualization,” in Re-Thinking Visualization: a multidisciplinary attempt at the concept, eds. by Erna Fiorentini and James Elkins (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2017) forthcoming.


4. “Observatorium,” in Handbuch Wissenschaftsgeschichte, eds M. Sommer, C. Reinhardt, and S. Müller-Wille (Stuttgart: Metzler Lexikon-Verlag, 2017) pp. 180-92.


5.  “Astrophotograpfie und John Herschels ‚Skelette’” in Zeigen und/oder Beweisen?: Die Fotografie als Kulturtechnik und Medium des Wissens, ed. Herta Wolf (Berlin: Akademie Verlag’s Series: Studies in Theory and History of Photography, 2016) pp. 157-78.


6.   “On Scribbles in Space.” Über Kritzeln: Graphismen zwischen Schrift, Bild, Text und Zeichen. Zurich, Berlin: Diaphanes, 2012, pp. 71-90.


7.  “Observing by Hand.” Rheinsprung 11, special issue 3: "Zur Händigkeit der Zeichnung." Edited by Hana Gründler, Toni Hildebrandt, Omar Nasim, and Wolfram Pichler, 2012, 66-74.


8. “Nebulae.” Eine Naturgeschichte für das 21. Jahrhundert. Ed. Azzouni, Brandt, Gausemeier, et al. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 2011, 165-66.


9. “Zeichnen als Mittel der ‘Familiarization’ zur Erkundung der Nebel im Lord Rosse-projekt.” Notieren, Skizzieren. Schreiben und Zeichnen als Verfahren des Entwurfs. Ed. Karin Krauthausen & Omar W. Nasim. Zürich, Berlin: Diaphanes, 2010


10.  (co-authored), "Papiertechniken im Labor. Interview mit Hans-Jörg Rheinberger." Notieren, Skizzieren. Schreiben und Zeichnen als Verfahren des Entwurfs. Ed. Karin Krauthausen, Omar W. Nasim. Zürich, Berlin: Diaphanes, 2010.


11.   “Explaining G.F. Stout’s Reaction to Russell’s ‘On Denoting’”. In Russell vs. Meinong: the Legacy of "On Denoting". Edited by Nicholas Griffin and Dale Jacquette. London: Routledge Press, 2009, pp. 101-112.


12. “Beobachtungen mit der Hand: Astronomische Nebelskizzen im 19. Jahrhundert.” Daten sichern: Schreiben und Zeichnen als Verfahren der Aufzeichnung. Ed. Christoph Hoffmann. Zürich & Berlin: Diaphanes Verlag, 2008, pp. 21-46.


Journal Articles

1. “James Nasmyth’s Physiognomy of the Moon, Or on Becoming a Lunar Being Without the Lunacy,” in special issue of Nuncius: Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science, forthcoming.


2.  “Introduction: Emergence of Analytic Philosophy and a Controversy at the Aristotelian Society, 1900-1916.” In Special Historical Issue of the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. (2014)


3.  Was ist historische Epistemologie?“ In Nach Feierabend. Ed. M. Hagner and C. Hirschi. Zurich ,Berlin: Diaphanes, 2013, pp. 123-144.


4.  Extending the Gaze: The Temporality of Astronomical Paperwork.” Special Issue of Science in Context, 2013, 26: 247-277.


5. “The Spaces of Knowledge: Bertrand Russell, Logical Construction, and the Classification of the Sciences.” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 2012, 20: 1163-1182.


6. “The ‘Landmark’ and ‘Groundwork’ of Stars: John Herschel, Photography and the Drawing of Nebulae.” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 2011, 42: 67-84.


7. “Observation, Working-Images, and Procedure: the ‘Great Spiral’ in Lord Rosse’s Astronomical Record Books and Beyond.” British Journal for the History of Science, 2010, 43: 353-389.


8.   “On Seeing an Image of a Spiral Nebula: From Whewell to Flammarion.” Nuncius: Journal of the History of Science, 2009, 24:393-414.


9.  “Bertrand Russell's July 1915 Letter on Sense-Data". Bertrand Russell Society Quarterly May-November 2009, 142-144:35-38.


10.  “Observations, Descriptions, and Drawings of Nebulae: A Sketch.”  In the Max Planck Institute for History of Science Pre-Print Series. No. 345 (Berlin: 2008).



1. Essay Review of Discovery and Classification in Astronomy: Controversy and Consensus by Steven J. Dick, Cambridge University Press, 2013, for Metascience 23:3 2014.


2. Review of Science from Sight to Insight:  How Scientists Illustrate Meaning, by Alan G. Gross and Joseph E. Harmon, University of Chicago Press, 2014, for HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science. In progress.


3. Review of G. F. Stout and the Psychological Origins of Analytic Philosophy, M. van der Schaar, Macmillan 2013, for Dialectica. Forthcoming.


4. Review of "An Introduction to The Problems,” by David Mills Daniel and Megan Daniel, Briefly: Russell’s The Problems of Philosophy. In: Russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 30:2, 2011.


5.  Review of Mulla Sadra and Metaphysics: Modulation of Being by Sajjad H. Rizvi. In: Journal for Islamic Philosophy (Special Issue) 6, 2010.


6. Review of Gavin Parkinson’s Surrealism, Art and Modern Science. In: Nuncius 24 (2009), pp.244-46.


7.  Report on “What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?” Reprint in Arbeitsgemeinschaft historischer Forschungseinrichtungen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. No. 187, 2008.


8. Report on the International Conference “What (Good) is Historical Epistemology?” 24-26 July 2008. In: The Reasoner, 2:9, September 2008.