Joyce E. Chaplin is the James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Johns Hopkins University, she is a former Fulbright Scholar. She has taught at five universities on two continents and an island, and in a maritime studies program on the Atlantic Ocean. She is most interested in topics where humans and nature meet.
- Round about the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit (2012)
- Benjamin Franklin’s Political Arithmetic: A Materialist View of Humanity (2008).
- The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius (2006).
- Subject Matter: Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676 (2001).
- An Anxious Pursuit: Agricultural Innovation and Modernity in the Lower South, 1730-1815 (1993).
Position: James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History
Field: United States
Specialty: Early American History; Intellectual History; Environmental History; History of Science
- History 97d: What is Environmental History?
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