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. “Empire, Exploration and ‘Failure’: The Euphrates Expedition and the Route to India that Never Was,” The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (2023). (Available online, forthcoming in print)

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)