Benjamin Wardhaugh

Scholarly articles


‘The logarithmic ear: Pietro Mengoli’s mathematics of music’, Annals of Science 64 (2007), 327–348.

‘Poor Robin and Merry Andrew: Mathematical humour in Restoration England’, Bulletin of the British Society for the History of Mathematics 22 (2007), 151–59.

‘Musical logarithms in the seventeenth century: Descartes, Mercator, Newton’, Historia mathematica 35 (2008), 19–36.

‘Mathematics, music, and experiment’ in Robson and Stedall, Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics (OUP, 2008).

‘Formal causes and immediate causes: the analogy of the musical instrument in late seventeenth-century natural philosophy’, in Zittel et al., Philosophies of Technology: Francis Bacon and his Contemporaries (Brill, 2008).

‘Mathematics in English printed books, 1473–1800: a bibliometric analysis’, Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London 63 (2009), 325–338.

‘“Let us put on the shade of Newton”: Isaac Newton on Stage, 1826–2006’ (review essay), Bulletin of the BSHM 25 (2010), 67–80.

‘Diagrams and mathematics in the French and English translations of Descartes’ Compendium musicæ’, in Fox, Franco–British interactions in the sciences (College Publications, 2010).

‘Consuming Mathematics: John Ward’s Young Mathematician’s Guide (1707) and its owners’, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2014).

‘A “lost” chapter in the calculation of π: Baron Zach and MS Bodleian 949’, Historia mathematica (2015).

‘Filling a gap in the history of π: an exciting discovery’, The Mathematical Intelligencer (2015).

‘Charles Hutton and the ‘Dissensions’ of 1783–84: Scientific networking and its failures’, Notes and Records of the Royal Society (2016).

‘The mathematics of Francis Willughby’ in Birkhead, Virtuoso by Nature: The Scientific Worlds of Francis Willughby (Brill, 2016).

‘Charles Hutton: “One of the greatest mathematicians in Europe”?’, Bulletin of the British Society for the History of Mathematics (2017).

Foreword for Nerida F. Ellerton and M.A. Clements, Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton, James Hodgson and the Beginnings of Secondary School Mathematics: A History of the Royal Mathematical School Within Christ’s Hospital, London 1673–1868 (Springer, 2017).

‘The harmony of the spheres in English musical mathematics, 1650–1750’, in Prins and Vanhaelen, Sing Aloud Harmonious Spheres: Renaissance Conceptions of Cosmic Harmony (Routledge, 2017).

‘“The Admonitions of a good-natured Reader”: How Georgians read mathematics’ (forthcoming).

‘Marcus Meibom, mathematician: the De proportionibus dialogus (1655) and its responses’, in Studies on Marcus Meibom (Museum Tusculanum Press, forthcoming).

‘Defacing Euclid: Reading and annotating the Elements of Geometry in early modern Britain’, in Goeing, Worlds and Networks of Higher Learning (forthcoming).

‘Rehearsing in the margins: mathematical print and mathematical learning’, in Jenkins, Palgrave Companion to Mathematics and Literature (Palgrave, forthcoming).

‘Success, failure and change: a fresh look at mathematical culture in later Georgian Britain’, in Beeley and Hollings, Beyond the Academy: The Practice of Mathematics, 1600–1850 (forthcoming)
 


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