Select Publications


Miller DP, 2009, James Watt, chemist: understanding the origins of the Steam Age, 1, Pickering &Y Chatto, London, UK

Miller DP, 2004, Discovering water: James Watt, Henry Cavendish and the nineteenth-century `water controversy`, Original, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot,UK Burlington, VT, USA

Gascoigne J, 1998, Science in the service of the empire: Joseph Banks, the British state and the uses of science in the age of revolution, 5, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,

Book Chapters

Miller DP, 2015, 'The 'relocation' of technology between East and West: Stationary steam engines and steamboats in India in the early nineteenth century', in Kanjirakkat JM; McOuat G; Sarukkai S (ed.), Science and Narratives of Nature: East and West, edn. Science and Technology Studies, Routledge, Abingdon, UK and New York, USA, pp. 261 - 304

Miller DP, 2015, 'Longitude Networks on Land and Sea: The East India Company and Longitude Measurement 'in the Wild', 1770–1840', in Dunn R; Higgitt R (ed.), Navigational Enterprises in Europe and its Empires, 1730–1850, edn. Cambridge Imperial & Post-Colonial Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, UK, New York, USA, pp. 223 - 247

Miller DP, 2013, 'Attributing creativity in science and engineering: the discourses of discovery, invention and breakthrough', in Thomas K; Chan J (ed.), Handbook of Research on Creativity, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 138 - 149,

Miller DP, 2007, 'EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION, Engineering James Watt¿s Reputation: An Introduction to the James Patrick Muirhead Papers, Special Collections, Glasgow University Library', in IND REV: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY S4: Sources from R Os in the U K; P3: The Papers of James Watt (1736-1819) and James Watt, jnr (1769-1848) from the JP Muirhead Coll, Glasgow U Lib, edn. Original, Adam Matthew Publications, Marlborough UK (and online), pp. 1 - 11

Miller DP, 2003, 'Professional Society', in Heilbron JL (ed.), Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Miller DP, 2002, 'The `Sobel Effect`', in Metascience, edn. Original, Springer, pp. 185 - 200

Miller DP, 1996, 'Introduction [Visions of Empire]', in Visions of Empire: Voyages, Botany and Representations of Nature, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1 - 18

Miller DP, 1996, 'Joseph Banks, empire and `centers of calculation` in late Hanoverian London', in Visions of Empire: Voyages, Botany and Representations of Nature, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 21 - 37

Journal articles

Miller DP, 2017, 'The story of ‘scientist: The story of a word’', Annals of Science, vol. 74, pp. 255 - 261,

Miller DP, 2016, 'Review of Hjalmar Fors, The Limits of Matter. Chemistry, Mining & Enlightenment', Annals of Science: a review of the history of science since the thirteenth century, vol. 73, pp. 110 - 112

Miller DP, 2016, 'The Limits of Matter. Chemistry, Mining & Enlightenment', ANNALS OF SCIENCE, vol. 73, pp. 110 - 112,

Miller DP, 2016, 'Of patents, principles, and the construction of heroic invention: The case of Neilson's hot blast in iron production', Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 160, pp. 361 - 422

Miller DP, 2015, 'Review of Neil Chambers, The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, vols 7 and 8', Isis: international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences, vol. 106, pp. 924 - 925

2015, 'David Roger Oldroyd (20 January 1936 – 7 November 2014) An Appreciation', Annals of Science, vol. 72, pp. 1 - 1,

Miller DP, 2015, 'David Roger Oldroyd 1936–2014 [Obituary]', Australian Academy of Humanities, Annual Report, vol. 2014-15, pp. 44 - 46

Miller DP, 2015, 'The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768-1820, vol 7', ISIS, vol. 106, pp. 924 - 925,

Miller DP, 2015, 'The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768-1820, vol 8', ISIS, vol. 106, pp. 924 - 925,

Miller DP, 2014, 'Science in the Twentieth Century and Beyond.', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY, vol. 60, pp. 501 - 502,

Miller DP, 2013, 'Is Water H2O? Evidence, Realism and Pluralism', AMBIX, vol. 60, pp. 295 - 296,

Miller DP, 2012, 'Testing Power and Trust: The Steam Indicator, the 'Reynolds Controversy' and Engineering Science and Practice in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain', History of Science, vol. 50, pp. 212 - 250,

Miller DP, 2012, 'Progressive Enlightenment: The Origins of the Gaslight Industry, 1780-1820.', BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, vol. 45, pp. 466 - 467,


Miller DP, 2012, 'The Historiography of the Chemical Revolution: Patterns of Interpretation in the History of Science', ANNALS OF SCIENCE, vol. 69, pp. 581 - 584,

Miller DP, 2011, 'History from Between', TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE, vol. 52, pp. 610 - 613,

Miller DP, 2011, 'The Mysterious Case of James Watt's '"1785" Steam Indicator': Forgery or Folklore in the HIstory of an Instrument?', Transactions of the Newcomen Society, vol. 81, pp. 129 - 150,

Miller DP, 2011, 'The Paradoxes of Patenting at General Electric: Isador Ladoff's Journey from Siberian Exile to the Heart of Corporate Capitalism', Isis, vol. 102, pp. 634 - 658,

Miller DP, 2011, 'The political economy of discovery stories: The case of Dr Irving Langmuir and general electric', Annals of Science, vol. 68, pp. 27 - 60,

Miller DP, 2011, 'The Singular and the Making of Knowledge at the Royal Society of London in the Eighteenth Century', ANNALS OF SCIENCE, vol. 68, pp. 563 - 565,

Miller DP, 2011, 'Pursuing Power and Light: Technology and Physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein', BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, vol. 44, pp. 609 - 610,

Miller DP, 2010, 'The Making of Modern Science: Science, Technology, Medicine and Modernity: 1789-1914', SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE, vol. 23, pp. 421 - 422,

Miller DP, 2010, 'The Language of Mineralogy: John Walker, Chemistry, and the Edinburgh Medical School, 1750-1800.', ISIS, vol. 101, pp. 218 - 219,

Miller DP, 2009, 'Scales of Justice: Assaying Matthew Boulton's Reputation and the Partnership of Boulton and Watt', Midland History, vol. 34, pp. 58 - 76,

Miller DP, 2009, 'Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty`s Navy', Isis, vol. 100, pp. 429 - 430,

Miller DP; Levere TH, 2008, '"Inhale it and See?" The Collaboration between Thomas Beddoes and James Watt in Pneumatic Medicine', AMBIX, vol. 55, pp. 5 - 28,

Miller DP; Levere TH, 2008, '`Inhale it and See?` the collaboration between Thomas Beddoes and James Watt in pneumatic medicine', Ambix, vol. 55, pp. 5 - 28

Miller DP, 2008, 'Intellectual property and narratives of discovery/invention: The League of Nations` draft convention on `scientific property` and its fate', History of Science, vol. 46, pp. 299 - 342,

Miller DP, 2008, 'Principle, practice and persona in Isambard Kingdom Brunel`s patent abolitionism', British Journal for the History of Science, vol. 41, pp. 43 - 72,

Miller DP, 2008, 'Review of Neil Chambers, Joseph Banks and the British Museum', Isis, vol. 99, pp. 175 - 176

Miller DP, 2008, 'Seeing the chemical steam through the historical fog: Watt`s steam engine as chemistry', Annals of Science, vol. 65, pp. 47 - 72,

Miller DP, 2008, 'Joseph Banks and the British Museum: the world of collecting', ISIS, vol. 99, pp. 175 - 176,

Miller DP, 2007, 'Charles Darwin, geologist', American Historical Review, vol. 112, pp. 272 - 272,

Miller DP, 2007, 'Science and beliefs: From natural philosophy to natural science, 1700-1900', Annals of Science, vol. 64, pp. 120 - 122,

Miller DP, 2006, 'The last man who knew everything: Thomas Young, the anonymous polymath who proved Newton wrong, explained how we see, cured the sick, and deciphered the Rosetta Stone, among other feats of genius', Nature, vol. 441, pp. 409 - 409,

Miller DP, 2005, 'Speculative truth: Henry Cavendish, natural philosophy, and the rise of modern theoretical science', Annals of Science, vol. 62, pp. 546 - 547,

Miller DP, 2004, 'True myths: James Watt's kettle, his condenser, and his chemistry', HISTORY OF SCIENCE, vol. 42, pp. 333 - 360,

Miller DP, 2004, 'Absolutely fabulous history of science?', Social Studies of Science, vol. 34, pp. 453 - 459,

Miller DP, 2004, 'Barrington, Daines (1727/8-1800)', New Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 21, pp. 63 - 65

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