Joyce Chaplin

Joyce Chaplin

James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History
Joyce Chaplin

Research Interests

Early American history; history of science; intellectual history; environmental history

Related Publications

The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus: Rereading the Principle of Population (Joyce E. Chaplin and Alison Bashford, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016)

"Ogres and Omnivores: Early American Historians and Climate History" (Joyce E. Chaplin, The William and Mary Quarterly Vol 72, pp 25-32, 2015)

Chaplin JE. Round about the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit. New York: Simon & Schuster; 2012.

"Why Drink Water? Diet, Materialisms, and British Imperialism" (Joyce E. Chaplin. Osiris 2020. Volume 35 pp. 99 – 122)

With Heather Clifford (first author) et al., “A 2000 Year Saharan Dust Event Proxy Record from an Ice Core in the European Alps,” JGR: Atmospheres (Nov. 2019), 

Environmental Courses

  • GENED 1117. Nature
  • History 1973: Re-Wilding Harvard


Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History

Faculty Department

  • History
  • History of Science

Contact Information

Robinson Hall 122, 35 Quincy Street

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