Dr. Julia Adeney Thomas
Associate Professor of Modern History, Environmental History and Historiography, University of Notre Dame.
Some recent publications
The Anthropocene: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Polity Press.
Visualizing Fascism: The Twentieth-Century Rise of the Global Right. Duke University Press.
Rethinking Historical Distance. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.
Texts to download
“Introduction: A Portable Concept of Fascism”, in J. A. Thomas & G. Eley, eds. Visualizing Fascism: The Twentieth-Century Rise of the Global Right. Duke University Press, pp. 1-20.
“Why the Anthropocene is not Climate Change and Why it Matters”. AsiaGlobal Online, 10 January 2019.
“Confronting Climate Change: The Uneasy Alliance of Scientists and Non-Scientists in a Neoliberal World”. Environmental History, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 172-182.
“Why Do Only Some Places Have History? Japan, the West, and the Geography of the Past”. Journal of World History, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 187-218.
“Introduction: Amitav Ghosh among the Asianists” & “Asia in the Anthropocene: The Problem of Representation”. [JAS Round Table on Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable]. Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 75, No. 4, pp. 929-955.
“History and Biology in the Anthropocene: Problems of Scale, Problems of Value”. The American Historical Review, Vol. 119, No. 5, pp. 1587-1607.
“Reclaiming Ground: Japan’s Great Convergence”. Japanese Studies Association of Australia, pp. 1-11.
“From Modernity with Freedom to Sustainability with Decency: Politicizing Passivity”. RCC Perspectives, Issue 3, pp. 54-57.
“Power Made Visible: Photography and Postwar Japan’s Elusive Reality”. The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 365-394.
“Photography, National Identity, and the ‘Cataract of Times’: Wartime Images and the Case of Japan”. The American Historical Review, Vol. 103, No. 5., pp. 1475-1501.