Alison Bashford
Born1963 (age 57–58)
Sydney, New South Wales
AwardsFellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (2010)
Fellow of the British Academy (2017)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Sydney (BA [Hons], PhD)
Academic work
DisciplineHistory
Sub-disciplineGlobal history
History of science
Environmental history
InstitutionsUniversity of New South Wales (2017–)
University of Cambridge (2013–17)
University of Sydney (1996–2012)

Alison Caroline Bashford, FAHA, FBA (born 1963) is an historian specialising in global history and the history of science. She is Laureate Professor of History at the University of New South Wales. Alison Bashford was previously Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge (2013–2017).

Academic career

From 1996 to 2009, Bashford was a lecturer in history at the University of Sydney.[1] She was appointed Professor of Modern History in 2009.[1] Between 2009 and 2010, Bashford held the Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University.[2] Moving to England, she was Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge from 2013 to 2017.[3] Since 2017, she has been Research Professor of History at the University of New South Wales and Director of the New Earth Histories Research Program.[4]

Bashford has also held visiting positions at Warwick University and University College, London.[5]

Bashford has published five books, including Purity and Pollution: Gender, Embodiment and Victorian Medicine (1998), Imperial Hygiene: A Critical History of Colonialism, Nationalism, and Public Health (2003), Global Population: History, Geopolitics and Life on Earth (2014) and The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus: Re-reading the Principle of Population (2016), and has edited seven, including Medicine at the Border: Disease, Globalization and Security, 1850 to the Present (2006), the Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics (2010), and Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People (2014). Her current work focuses on cosmopolitan histories of modern earth sciences.[6]

Honours

In 2010, Bashford was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.[7] In July 2017, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[8] She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.[9]

Selected works

Besides a number of book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, Bashford has written or edited the following books:

Books written

Books edited

References

  1. ^ a b "Bashford, Prof. Alison Caroline". Who's Who 2019. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Professor Alison Bashford – The University of Sydney". Sydney.edu.au. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Cambridge History Faculty makes eight new appointments — Faculty of History". Hist.cam.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Professor Alison Bashford". Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. UNSW Australia. Archived from the original on 10 April 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Dr Alison Bashford". .warwick.ac.uk. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  6. ^ "HPS: History of Medicine: News". Hps.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Bashford, Alison, FAHA". Humanities.org.au. 22 February 1999. Archived from the original on 5 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Elections to the British Academy celebrate the diversity of UK research". British Academy. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Fellows – The Royal Society of NSW". www.royalsoc.org.au. Retrieved 27 June 2018.