:: CHAIR: Roberts, Jennifer L
Joyce E. Chaplin, James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History. Her interests include topics in the history of science and in environmental history. She is the author of An Anxious Pursuit: Agricultural Innovation and Modernity in the Lower South, 1730-1815 (1993), Subject Matter: Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676 (2001), and The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius (2006). She is currently writing a history of circumnavigation.
Professor Chaplin is serving, and/or has served, on the following American Civilization dissertation committee(s):
“Found at Sea: Mapping Ships’ Locations on the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic” (John Dixon)
“The Inward Fire: A History of Cruelty in Marriage in the Northeastern United States, 1800-1860” (Eliza Clark)
“The Pirate Nest; The Impact of Piracy on Newport, Rhode Island and Charles Town, South Carolina, 1670-1730” (Mark G. Hanna)
Contact information: Joyce Chaplin, History Department