Talks

"The Advancement of Mathematical Learning." EMPHASIS Seminar. London, UK. December 2021. Recording on YouTube.

Leibniz's Mathematical Enlightenment. Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Gesellschaft-organized conference on Mathematical Networks in the Leibnizian Era. Hannover, Germany. August 2021.

"Erudition and Empiricism in Viète's New Algebra." Oxford Seminar on the History of the Exact Sciences. Oxford, UK. May 2021.

"Between Scholasticism and Schoalrship: Figures and Equations in John Wallis' Treatise on Conic Sections." Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. Online. January 2021.

It Is Good that Math Is Hard: Math and Social Theory from Descartes to Rousseau. History of Science Society Annual Meeting. Postponed from October 2020.

"The Invention of Progress in Mathematics and the End of the Renaissance." Science Studies Working Group, Columbia University. New York, NY. February 2020.

Erudition and Algebraic Practice at the End of the Sixteenth Century.” Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. Denver, CO. January 2020.

Erudition and Algebraic Practice at the End of the Sixteenth Century. Joint Meeting of the Early Sciences Working Group and the Early Modern History Workshop, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. October 2019.

Arts, Scholastics, and the Popular Audience of Descartes’ Essais.” History of Science Society Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. November 2018.

The Myth of Greek Algebra and the Invention of Progress.” Tuesday Talk series. Harvard Society of Fellows. Cambridge, MA. October 2018.

Wallis, Barrow, Newton: the Geometry of Situation in Late Seventeenth-Century England.” Claremont History and Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar. Claremont, CA. November 2017.

Progress or Return? Newton and Leibniz Historicize the Calculus.” History of Science Society Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 2015.

Algebra and Context: An Origin Story.” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. Berlin, Germany. March 2015.

Natural Mathematics: Newton, Bernoulli, and the Account of Error.” History of Science Society Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. November 2014.

The uses of reticence and the authority of intuition: Newton’s rhetoric.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY. March 2014.

From Final to Efficient Cause: Secularizing Providence in Machiavelli.” SCIENTIAE Annual Meeting. Coventry, UK. March 2013.