Fleetwood, Lachlan. Science on the Roof of the World: Empire and the Remaking of the Himalaya. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2022). (Available now:

Journal Articles

Fleetwood, Lachlan. “Histories of Habitability from the Oikoumene to the Anthropocene,” WIREs Climate Change (2023). (Available here, open access)

Fleetwood, Lachlan. “Empire, Exploration and ‘Failure’: The Euphrates Expedition and the Route to India that Never Was,” The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 51. no. 2 (2023): 211-243. (Available here)

Fleetwood, Lachlan. “Science and War at the Limit of Empire: William Griffith with the Army of the Indus,” Notes and Records 75, no. 3 (2021): 285-310. (Available here)

Fleetwood, Lachlan. “Bodies in High Places: Exploration, Altitude Sickness and the Problem of Bodily Comparison in the Himalaya, 1800-50,” Itinerario 43, no. 3 (2019): 489-515. (Available here)

Fleetwood, Lachlan. “‘No former travellers having attained such a height on the earth’s surface’: Instruments, inscriptions, and bodies in the Himalaya, 1800-1830,” History of Science 56, no. 1 (2018): 3-34. (Available here)

Book Chapters

Fleetwood, Lachlan. “Cultures of Regulation and Calibration.” In The SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography, edited by Mona Domosh, Mike Heffernan and Charles W.J. Withers, 897-915. London: Sage Publications, 2020.

Magazine Articles

Fleetwood, Lachlan. “Why does Everest Matter? Science, Labour and the Rise of Altitude to Measure Mountains,” Himal Southasian, 5 August 2022 (Available here)

Essay Reviews

Fleetwood, Lachlan. “Science in India and Indians in Science.” Essay Review of Joydeep Sen, Astronomy in India, 1784-1876; David Arnold, Toxic Histories: Poison and Pollution in Modern India; Pankaj Sekhsaria, Instrumental Lives: An Intimate Biography of an Indian Laboratory, in Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 50, no. 3 (2020): 302-310. (Available here)

Book Reviews and Other Publications

Fleetwood, Lachlan. Review of Diana Lange, An Atlas of the Himalayas by a 19th Century Tibetan Lama: A Journey of Discovery (Brill, 2020), in Imago Mundi 73, no. 2(2021): 261. (Available here)

Fleetwood, Lachlan. Review of Ed Douglas, Himalaya: A Human History (Penguin/Bodley Head, 2020), in Mountain Research and Development 41, no. 2 (2021): M1-M2. (Available here)

Fleetwood, Lachlan. Review of Simon Werrett, Thrifty Science: Making the Most of Materials in the History of Experiment (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019), in Technology and Culture 60, no. 4 (2019): 1102-1103. (Available here)

Fleetwood, Lachlan. “Space and Place on High: Science in the Himalaya,” Viewpoint: Magazine of the British Society for the History of Science, no. 115 (March 2018): 1-3. (Available here)