Dr. Julia Adeney Thomas



Associate Professor of Modern History, Environmental History and Historiography at University of Notre Dame.

5719 S. Kenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(h) 773-684-4546
(c) 773-939-4185
E-mail: thomasjna@aol.com


Some Recent Publications

Thomas, J. A.; Salber, M & Caine, B., eds. (2013). Rethinking Historical Distance. New York & London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.

Thomas, J. A.; Miller, I. J. & Walker, B. L. (2013). Japan at Nature’s Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.

Thomas, J. A. (2002). Reconfiguring Modernity: Concepts of Nature in Japanese Political Ideology. Berkeley: University of California Press.



Thomas, J. A. (2014). "History and Biology in the Anthropocene: Problems of Scale, Problems of Value". The American Historical Review, vol. 119, no. 5, pp. 1587-1607.

Thomas, J. A. (2014). "Reclaiming Ground: Japan's Great Convergence". Japanese Studies Association of Australia, pp. 1-11.

Thomas, J. A. (2012). “Comment: Not Yet Far Enough”. American Historical Review, vol. 117, no. 3, pp. 794-803.

Thomas, J. A. (2011). “From Modernity with Freedom to Sustainability with Decency: Politicizing Passivity”. RCC Perspectives, Issue 3, pp. 54-57.

Thomas, J. A. (2009). “The Evidence of Sight”. History and Theory, Theme Issue 48, pp. 151-168.

Thomas, J. A. (2008). “Power Made Visible: Photography and Postwar Japan’s Elusive Reality”. The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 365-394.

Thomas, J. A. (2001). “The Cage of Nature: Modernity’s History in Japan”. History and Theory, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 16-36.

Thomas, J. A. (1998). “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.