James Harris

Jim Harris is an historian of modern Europe (with a focus on Great Britain) and the history of science, medicine and the environment. He received his Ph.D. in 2017 from and currently is a lecturer in the department of history at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on the history of public health campaigns in urban Britain at the turn of the twentieth century. In addition he researches and has published on other aspects of the history of science—especially the history of infectious diseases and the history of the human sciences— and the history of the First World War. He regularly teaches courses on modern Europe, the history of medicine, and environmental history.


Areas of Expertise
  • European History; Modern European History
  • Environment, Health, Technology, and Science