Dr Lachlan Fleetwood to Join UCD Environmental Humanities Research Strand 

Posted 30 Nov 2020 

Lachlan Fleetwood is a historian of science, geography, empire and environment. He joined UCD as an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in 2020, following the completion of his PhD at the University of Cambridge. Parts of his research have been published in the journals History of Science, Itinerario and Notes and Records, as well as in the forthcoming SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography. He is currently developing a new project titled “The ‘Habitable Globe’: Science, Geography and Environment in the Indian Sub-Empire,” and is also completing a book on the role of global comparison in nineteenth-century scientific and imperial understandings of the Himalaya.


Selected Bibliography 

  • Fleetwood, Lachlan. “Science and War at the Limit of Empire: William Griffith with the Army of the Indus,” Notes and Records (published online April 2020, forthcoming in print). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsnr.2019.0048
  • Fleetwood, Lachlan. “Bodies in High Places: Exploration, Altitude Sickness and the Problem of Bodily Comparison in the Himalaya, 1800-50,” Itinerario 43, no. 3 (2019): 489-515. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0165115319000573
  • Fleetwood, Lachlan. “‘No former travellers having attained such a height on the earth’s surface’: Instruments, inscriptions, and bodies in the Himalaya, 1800-1830,” History of Science 56, no. 1 (2018): 3-34. (Available here) https://doi.org/10.1177/0073275317732254