Alison Bashford on Population and World History

Books and Edited Special Issues

A. Bashford and J.E. Chaplin, The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus:Re-reading the Principle of Population (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016).

A. Bashford, Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014).

A. Bashford and P. Levine, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics (Oxford and New York: Oxford University press, 2010).

A. Bashford, S. Fennell, D. Kelly (eds.), ‘Malthusian Moments,’ The Historical Journal, Inaugural Special Issue, 63, 1, (2020).


A. Bashford, ‘Malthus and China’, The Historical Journal, 63, 1 (2020): 63-89.

A. Bashford, D. Kelly, and S. Fennell, ‘Malthusian Moments: Introduction,The Historical Journal, 63, 1 (2020): 1-13.

A. Bashford, ‘Bioscapes: Gendering the Global History of Medicine,’ Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 89, 4 (2015): 690-695.

A. Bashford, ‘Immigration Restriction: Rethinking Period and Place from Settler Colonies to Postcolonial Nations,’ Journal of Global History, 9, 1 (2014): 26-48.

A. Bashford, The Anthropocene is Modern History: Reflections on Climate and Australian Deep Time,’ Australian Historical Studies, 44, 3 (2013): 341-349.

A. Bashford, Anti-Colonial Climates: Physiology, Ecology, and Global Population,Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 86, 4 (2012): 595-626.

A. Bashford, Malthus and Colonial History,’ Journal of Australian Studies, 36, 1 (2012): 99-110.

A. Bashford, Population, Geopolitics and International Organizations in the Mid Twentieth Century,Journal of World History, 19, 3 (2008): 327-347. Translated and republished. ‘Populacão, Geopolitica e Organizacoes Internacionais em Meados do Século XX,’ Miguel Bandeira Jerónima, José Pedro Monteiro (orgs), Os Passados do Present, Internacionalismo e a Construcão do Mundo Contemporâneo (Almedina: Coimbra, 2015), 271-294.

A. Bashford, World Population, World Health and Security: 20th Century Trends,’ Journal of Epidemiology and Population Health, 62, 3 (2008): 187-190.

A. Bashford, World Population and Australian Land: Demography and Sovereignty in the Twentieth Century,Australian Historical Studies, 130, (2007): 211-227.

A. Bashford, Nation, Empire, Globe: The Spaces of Population Debate in the Interwar Years,Comparative Studies in Society and History, 49, 170 (2007): 170-201.

A. Bashford, Global Biopolitics and the History of World Health,History of the Human Sciences, 19, 1 (2006): 67-88.

Book Chapters

A. Bashford, ‘Population Planning for a Global Middle Class,’ in Christof Dejung, Jürgen Osterhammel, David Motadel (Eds.), The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019), 85-101.

A. Bashford, ‘World Population from Eugenics to Climate Change,’ in Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming and Lauren Kassell (eds.), Reproduction: Antiquity to the Present Day (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), 505-520.

A. Bashford and J.E. Chaplin, ‘Malthus and the New World,’ in Robert J. Mayhew (ed.), New Perspectives of Malthus (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 105-127.

A. Bashford, ‘Population Politics since 1750,’ in Kenneth Pomeranz and John McNeil (eds.), The Cambridge World History, Vol. 7 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 212-236.

A. Bashford, ‘George Knibbs,’ in Libby Robin, Sverker Sørlin, Paul Warde (eds.), The Future of Nature: Documents of Global Change (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013).

A. Bashford, ‘Insanity and Immigration Restriction,’ in Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (eds.), Migration, Health, and Ethnicity in the Modern World (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013), 14-35.

A. Bashford, ‘Julian Huxley’s Transhumanism,’ in Marius Turda (ed.), Crafting Humans: From Genesis to Eugenics and Beyond (Goettingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht University Press, 2013), 153-168.

A. Bashford, ‘Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Eugenics,’ in A. Bashford and P. Levine (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 154-172.

A. Bashford, ‘Where did Eugenics Go?’ in A. Bashford and P. Levine (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 539-558.

Essays and Media

A. Bashford, The Man We Love to Hate: Time to Re-Appraise Thomas Robert Malthus,’ University of Cambridge, May 2016.

A. Bashford, Apocalyptic Concerns of World Population Not New,’ ABC Radio, May 2014.

A. Bashford, ‘Malthus and the New World,’ ABC Radio, October 2011.

A. Bashford, ‘Give me Land, Lots of Land,’ Australian Literary Review, 6, 9 (2011).

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