20th December 1941 in Shillong, Assam, India
King's College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST, United Kingdom. (e-mail email@example.com;
Dragon School, Oxford; Sedbergh School, Yorkshire. Read Modern History
at Worcester College, Oxford, 1960-3, B.A., M.A. D.Phil. in Modern History
at Oxford, 1963-7, on 'Witchcraft prosecutions in Essex, 156O-168O:
a sociological analysis'. M.Phil. in Anthropology at the London School
of Economics, 1966-8, on 'The regulation of marital and sexual relationships
in 17th century England'. Ph.D. in Anthropology at the School of Oriental
and African Studies, London, on 'Population and resources in central
Nepal: Over thirty months anthropological fieldwork in central
Nepal: 1968-1970; December 1986; October-December 1987; December, l988;
January-March 1990; March-April 1991; Apr-May 1992; March-Apr 1993;
Oct-December 1994, Nov-Dec. 1995; March-April 1996; March-April 1997;
March-April 1998; October 1999; December 2000; November 2001; December
2006; April 2008; October 2010; February-March 2014; October 2017
and China: seven visits to Japan, of between three months and three
weeks (1990, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2009), travelling, filming
and lecturing. Nine visits to China in 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 travelling very
widely indeed, filming, lecturing and exploring.
Senior Research Fellow in History, King's College, Cambridge, 1971-4.
University Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Cambridge, 1975-1981. Reader
in Historical Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 1981-1991. Professor
of Anthropological Science, University of Cambridge (Personal Chair),
1991-2009; Emeritus Professor 2009 on. Fellow, King's College, Cambridge,
1981-2009; Life Fellow 2009 on.
Various College Committees, King's College,Cambridge (Fellowships, Research
Managers, Convenor (Director) of Research Centre (twice), Library Planning,
Estates (Finance), Library, Gardening, Finance; Director of Studies
in Anthropology, 2002-3
Secretary of Department of Social Anthropology, 1982-3, Easter 1995,
Lent & Summer 1999, Lent and Easter 2006. Acting Head of the Department
of Social Anthropology, December 1979 to April 1980, October l988 to
September l989; October 1991 to March 1992, July 1991 to March 1992;
October 1992 to September 1993. Chair of the Mongolian and Inner Asian
Studdies Unit, c.1995-2003.
Secretary of the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge,
1975-7; Member of the Museum Committee of the Museum of Archaeology
and Anthropology, 1991-3, Chair, 2003-5. Chairman of Library Committee,
Haddon Library, 1982-1984, 1996-7. Chairman, Williamson Fund Committee,
1988 on. Member of Appointments Committee of Faculty of Archaeology
and Anthropology, 1985-6 and later. Chairman, Faculty Board of Archaeology
and Anthropology, 1984-1986, Easter 1987, Michaelmas 1989. Member of
Council of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences 1984-86, Easter
1987, Michaelmas 1991. Chairman of the Degree Committee, 1998-1999.
Chair of Part I Committee, 2001-2.
Member of the Social Anthropology Committee of the Social Science Research
Council, 1978-80, Vice-Chairman of Committee 1980-1. Member of Research
Grants Board, Economic and Social Research Council,1988-1989; Member
of the Research Resources Advisory Group, Economic and Social Research
Council, 1991-5; Member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Advisory
Board of the British Library, 1997-2001. Honorary Vice President of
the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2003-2005.
Examiner: School of Oriental and African Studies, London,
1983-1985. University of Wales (Lampeter), 1996/7 - 2000.
societies Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Royal Anthropological
Institute (Honorary Vice President 2002-5), Association of Social Anthropologists;
Fellow of the British Academy (1986); Fellow of Academia Europaea (199O);
International Who's Who (1989 on).
and Trusts Editorial board of Social History, 1976-8; Editorial
Board of British Records Society, 1976-8; Board of Social History
1977 to 1990; Trustee of Radcliffe-Brown Memorial Fund, 1980 - 1986;
member of Faculty Board of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1975
; Board of Social and Political Sciences Committee 1975-1980, 2001-4;
Board of Management of Audio Visual Aids Unit, 1984-1986; Editorial
Board, BBC 'Domesday' Videodisc Project,1985-1987; Trustee of the Tom
Harrison Mass Observation Archive, University of Sussex, 1991
Member of Commission of Documentary Film of China, 2005; Trustee of
the Vanishing Worlds Foundation (2010 onwards).
project on computers and history, King's College, Cambridge, Research
research project on computers and history, Social Science Research Council,
convener, two year seminar on history and anthropology, sponsored by
the Social Science Research Council, 1975-7.
Director, project on the records of the Portuguese Inquisition, funded
by King's College Research Centre and the Gulbenkian Foundation, 1982
of Rivers Video Project, Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge,
1983 on (with some funding from the Renaissance Trust).
to BBC 'Timewatch' series. Contributor to BBC television series (6 part)
on British Archives (2000). Principal contributor, with numerous appearances,
to six one hour Channel 4 television series programmes on the history
and anthropology of the world (broadcast, June, 2000 as 'The Day the
World Took Off').
of the 'Cambridge Experimental Videodisc Project' on the Nagas of Assam,
1985-1992 (funded by Nuffield, Leverhulme, and Economic & Social
of project on 'Social and Economic Change in the Central Himalayas',
199O-1993 (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council).
of project on modern information technologies and their application,
1990 to present (funded by the Renaissance Trust).
Seminar on Asian and European Technologies, funded by Renaissance Trust
and King's College Research Centre, 1996-1998. Director of project to
put an English village on the Internet, funded by Renaissance Trust
and King's College Research Centre, 1996-2000.
of project on 'Digital Himalaya', funded by Royal Anthropological Institute
fund and Renaissance Trust, 2000 on
of 'Digital Orient' project, 2003 on, with funding from the Renaaissance
of project on the minorities of China, 2003-2009, funded by the Firebird
Foundation for Anthropological Research
lectures and honours Frazer Memorial Lecture, University of Liverpool,
1974; Burrows Lecture, University of Essex, 1977; Malinowski Memorial
Lecture, London School of Economics, 1978; Radcliffe-Brown Memorial
Lecture (British Academy), 1993; Marrett Lecture, Oxford, 1995; Rivers
Memorial Medal for Anthropological Fieldwork (1984), Royal Anthropological
Institute; William J. Goode medal of the American Sociological Association
1987; first British Council Distinguished Visiting Lecturer to Japan,
invited by the University of Hokkaido July 1990; invited by the Japanese
Ministry of Education to lecture in Japan, July, 1993; visiting Professor
invited by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tokyo,
Japan, September-December 1997; Guest lecture, Speaking Hall, Keio University,
Japan, April 1999; Golden Jubilee Lecture, Delhi School of Economics,
Sept. 199; lecture at National Library, Beijing 2002; Annual Lecture
at British Nepal Association 2003; Maruyama Masao visiting lectures
at the University of Berkeley at California; Sir Li Ka Sheng distinguished
Cambridge visititing scholar with lectures at Yunnan, Chengdu, Shantou
and Hong Kong (Chinese) universities; Lecture at British Library to
celebrate 150 years of Keio University, Japan, 2009; two lectures at
the Keio University 150th anniversary meetings, 2009; first annual Wang
Guowei lectures at Tsinghua University, 2011; Huxley Memorial Medal
and Lecture (2012); Jack Goody Memorial Lecture, Malta (2014); Honorary
Professorship. Sichuan University (2014-); Li-An Chi Lecture, Sichuan
related Involved in planning and mounting the special 'Naga' exhibition,
Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Andrews Gallery, 1990-2.
seminar papers Lectures in the History Faculty and Archaeology and
Anthropology Faculty in Cambridge. In the latter, lectures at Part I,
Prelim and Part II levels in the fields of: introductions to social
anthropology, kinship and marriage, politics, law, economics, demography,
visual anthropology, history of technology, research methods etc. Lectures
at seminars and conferences at many British Universities, Scandinavia,
Portugal, the States, Japan, India, China etc.
teaching Taught approximately two hundred and twenty undergraduates
by personal supervision in almost all the fields of social anthropology
(and examined in almost all of the fields of anthropology). Supervision
in English social history of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries.
teaching Supervised some sixty taught M.Phil (previously Certificate)
students and approximately fifty Ph.D. students. Of the latter, five
are currently in progress, the rest have all completed their courses
and received a degree (two received a B.Litt rather than a Ph.D.).
Reviewed for a wide range of journals, historical and anthropological
and some national papers (including T.L.S., T.H.E.S. and London Review
are in upper case. A paperback edition of a book that first appeared
in hardback, is indicated by PB. Foreign languages into which the book
has been translated are indicated. Shorter reviews of under one thousand
words have not been included.)
'Population Crisis: Anthropology's Failure', New Society, 10
in History of the English Speaking Peoples (Purnell Press), 197O
IN TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND (Routledge) (PB,1970,1990)
FAMILY LIFE OF RALPH JOSSELIN: AN ESSAY IN HISTORICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
(Cambridge Univ. Press). (PB,1977)
in Tudor and Stuart England', in Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations,
ed. M. Douglas (A.S.A. Publications)
'Imaginative Leaps', Times Educational Supplement, January, 1973.
of Marc Bloch, The Royal Touch. 1973, Times Educational Supplement.
Lonsdale and the study of pre-industrial communities', Lancaster
University Bulletin of the Regional Studies Centre.
Review of H.C. Midelfort, 'Witch Hunting in Southwestern Germany'. Journal
of Social History
of Mervyn James, 'Family, Lineage & Civil Society', Times Literary
of Norman Cohn 'Europe's Inner Demons'. Times Educational Supplement
of Margaret Spufford, Contrasting Communities. Times Educational
AND POPULATION: A STUDY OF THE GURUNGS OF NEPAL (Cambridge Univ.
DIARY OF RALPH JOSSELIN, Edited for the British Academy (Oxford
Univ. Press). (PB, 1991).
of Leslie Clarkson, 'Death, Disease and Famine'. Literature and History.
HISTORICAL COMMUNITIES with Charles Jardine and Sarah Harrison.
(Cambridge Univ. Press).
anthropology and the study of communities', Social History, 5.
in Tudor and Stuart Essex', in Crime in England 1550-1800, ed.
J.S. Cockburn (Methuen).
Anthropology', in Cambridge Anthropology no.3.
Tudor anthropologist: George Gifford's Discourse and Dialogue' in The
Damned Art: Essays in the Literature of Witchcraft, ed. S. Anglo
of Elizabeth Bourcier, 'The Diary of Sir Simonds d'Ewes'. Etudes
Peasantry in England before the industrial revolution. A mythical model?,
in Social Organization and Settlement, ed. D. Green et. al. (B.A.R.)
psychological consequences of English individualism, 1400-1700', Society
for the Social History of Medicine, Bulletin 22.
of Reproduction', Journal of Development Studies, 14 no.4 (reprinted
in G. Hawthorn (ed.),Population and Development (Cass)
Origins of English Individualism: Some Surprises' Theory and Society.
ORIGINS OF ENGLISH INDIVIDUALISM: THE FAMILY, PROPERTY AND SOCIAL TRANSITION
(Blackwells and Cambridge Univ. Press) (PB,1978). Portuguese, Japanese.
anthropology and Population', RAIN, February
Historical Communities by Computer', Current Anthropology, December
Stone's "The Family, Sex and Marriage in England"', History and Theory,
input of historical records for multi-source record linkage',Proceedings
of the Seventh International Economic History Conference (with C.Jardine).
of Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum (Eds), The Salem Witchcraft
of Charles Phythian-Adams, Desolation of a City'. Urban History Yearbook
of G.R.Quaife, 'Wanton Wenches and Wayward Wives'. Journal of Social
English Assize Records' (Review Essay), American Journal of Legal
and illegitimates in English history', in Bastardy and its Comparative
History, ed. P.Laslett and others (Arnold).
informal social control of marriage in seventeenth century England'
in Loving, Parenting and Dying: The Family Circle in England and
America, ed. V.C.Fox and M.H. Quitt.
Records of an English Village: Church Records ed. A. Macfarlane
and others. (Chadwyck-Healey microfiche)
of Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, 'Carnival in Romans'. Journal of Modern
History, vol.52, no.3.
of Jean Cuisenier (Ed), Europe as a Cultural Area, Cambridge
JUSTICE AND THE MARE'S ALE: JUSTICE AND ORDER IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND
(Blackwell and Cambridge U.P.) (PB, 1981)
Records of an English Village: State Records ed. Alan Macfarlane
and others.(Chadwyck-Healey Microfiche)
Records of an English Village: Estate Records ed. A. Macfarlane
and others. (Chadwyck-Healey Microfiche)
structures and cultural regions in Europe' Cambridge Anthropology.
Disease and Curing in a Himalayan Village', in Asian Societies in
Anthropological Perspective, ed. C. von Furer-Haimendorf (Delhi,
and the Demographic Transition: a note on English evidence on death
1500-1750' in S.C. Humphreys and Helen King (eds.), Mortality and
Immortality: the anthropology and archaeology of death (Academic
on general theory and particular cases', Groniek: gronings historisch
of Keith Thomas, 'Religion and the Decline of Magic'. History Today
and Anthropology', Temenos, Studies in Comparative Religion, vol.18.
Actual and Potential Role of Microforms in British Historical Research'
in Microform Review vol.12, no.2. Spring 1983
in Cumbria': review article of Keith Thomas, 'Man and the Natural World'
in London Review of Books, vol.5, no.9, May.
GUIDE TO ENGLISH HISTORICAL RECORDS (Cambridge Univ. Press)
Drinking' review article of P.Clark, 'The English Alehouse', Times
Higher Educ. Supp. Nov.
Women', review of John Demos 'Entertaining Satan', Times Literary
and introduction to C. Larner, Witchcraft and Religion (Blackwell)
Individualidade dos Ingleses', Ler Historia, no.3.
myth of peasantry; family and economy in a northern parish' in Land,
Kinship and Life-Cycle (ed.) Richard Smith
Root of All Evil' in The Anthropology of Evil, ed. David Parkin
poor, the poor', review of two eighteenth century English diaries (Holland
and Turner), Spectator, 2.3.85
AND LOVE IN ENGLAND; MODES OF REPRODUCTION 1300-184O (Blackwell)
and the Courts in England 166O-1800'; review article in London Review
of Books, vol.8, no.13.
Customs and Traditions in the 1980s', overview essay for the B.B.C.
revolution in England and the origin of the modern world' in Revolution
in History, eds. Roy Porter and M.Teich (Cambridge, 1986).
of J.M. Beattie, Crime and the Courts in England 1660-1800. London
Review of Books.
of Joseph Lynch, 'Godparents and Kinship'. Journal of Ecclesiastical
Cambridge Experimental Videodisc Project' in Bulletin of Information
in Computing and Anthropology (February).
CULTURE OF CAPITALISM (Blackwell) (PB,1987) Portuguese
and Capitalism', Cambridge Anthropology
Cradle of Capitalism' in Jean Baechler et al., eds), Europe and the
Rise of Capitalism(Blackwell)
Naga Videodisc' (Cambridge Interactive, 1988): (ten thousand visual
images, a thousand moving sequences of film and sound, on an optical
patterns - an historical perspective' in Human Mating Patterns,
eds. C. G. N. Mascie-Taylor and A.J. Boyce (Cambridge)
and History' in The Blackwell Dictionary of Historians ed.John
Cannon et. al. (Blackwell)
Inquisition in Early Modern Europe'; (review essay) in Temenos,
Naga Videodisc Manual', Cambridge Interactive.
background notes on Gurung identity in a period of rapid change', Kailash,
A Journal of Himalayan Studies, xv, no. 3-4.
CAMBRIDGE DATABASE SYSTEM USER MANUAL (Cambridge Multimedia).
Principles Used in Selecting, Editing and Transferring Materials for
an Archival Videodisc', Journal of Educational Television, vol.15,
Naga Text Database', Cambridge Multimedia. (Five thousand pages of transcribed
and edited documents, published on computer disc). With Sarah Harrison
and Development in Nepal', London Review Books, May
Cambridge Experimental Videodisc Project', Anthropology Today,
NAGAS, HILL PEOPLES OF NORTH EAST INDIA: SOCIETY AND THE COLONIAL ENCOUNTER
(Thames and Hudson) with J.Jacobs, S.Harrison & A.Herle. (PB,1990)
and Development in Nepal', Cambridge Anthropology, vol.14, no.1,
'BBC Domesday: The social construction of Britain on Videodisc,,
Society for Visual Anthropology Review, vol.6, no.2.
TO THE GURUNGS with Indrabahadur Gurung (Ratna Pustak Bhandar, Kathmandu)
Potentials of Videodisc in Visual Anthropology; Some Examples', Commission
for Visual Anthropology Review.
CAMBRIDGE DATABASE SYSTEM (INTERACTIVE) USER MANUAL with Martin
Porter and Michael Bryant. (Rivers Video Project), 163 pp.
in Great Historians of the Modern Age,(ed.), L.Boia (Greenwood
Press, New York, 1991).
Laslett' in 'A Thousand Makers of the Twentieth Century', Sunday
with Alan Macfarlane', by Vinay K. Srivastava in Indian Anthropologist,
vol.21, no.1, June 1991.
contributions of Sir Henry Maine to history and anthropology' in The
Victorian Achievement of Sir Henry Maine, ed. Alan Diamond (Cambridge
Cambridge Experimental Videodisc', European Bulletin of Himalayan
Research, no.2 (1991)
Gellner and the Escape to Modernity', in Power, Wealth and Belief:
Essays in Honour of Ernest Gellner, (eds.) J.A. Hall & I.C.
Potentials of Videodisc in Visual Anthropology: Some Examples', in P.Crawford
and D.Turton (eds.), Film as Ethnography (Manchester Univ. Press)
DATABASE SYSTEM INTERACTIVE (CDSi) MANUAL Trial Version 1.61. In
collaboration with Sarah Green and Michael Bryant. (Rivers Video Project).
DATABASE SYSTEM INTERACTIVE (CDSi): Advanced probabilistic database
retrieval system software package: trial version 1.61
ON THE GURUNGS OF NEPAL: 21 films on various themes, including agriculture,
dancing, crafts, averaging 25 minutes each.
of Claus-Dieter Brauns and L.G. Loffler, Lorenz G., 'Mru - Hill People
on the Border of Bangladesh.', Review of Indonesian and Malaysian
Josselin', in Dictionary of National Biography, ed. C.S.Nicholls
Dumont and the Origins of Individualism', Cambridge Anthropology,
vol 16, no.1.
and the West', (Review article), Historical Journal, 36,2.
edition of THE CULTURE OF CAPITALISM, with a new preface.
edition of THE CULTURE OF CAPITALISM with a new preface.
edition of THE ORIGINS OF ENGLISH INDIVIDUALISM with a new preface.
Pignede, THE GURUNGS: A HIMALAYAN POPULATION OF NEPAL (Kathmandu),
xliv + 523pp ; translated, edited and annotated, with Sarah Harrison.
Individualism', Radcliffe-Brown Memorial Lecture, British Academy
Proceedings, vol.82., re-published as a separate pamphlet by the
Centre for Study of Cultural Values, Lancaster University,1994, 42pp.
and Development in Nepal' in Nepal in the Nineties' (Delhi),
ed. Michael Hutt.
ON THE GURUNGS OF NEPAL: 8 films on various themes, including economics,
ritual, biography, averaging 12 minutes each.
and Anthropology' (review essay of Aaron Gurevich,'Historical Anthropology'
), Rural History, 5 no.1.
Domesday: The Social Construction of Britain on Videodisc' in Vizualizing
Theory, ed. Lucien Taylor.
Origins of Capitalism in Japan, China and the West: The Work of Norman
Jacobs.', Cambridge Anthropology, Vol. 17, no.3 (1994), pp.43-66.
in The Social Science Encyclopedia (2nd edn., Routledge).
and custom in Japan: some comparative reflections', Continuity and
Change 10(3) (1995), pp.369-390.
and Culture: Some Comparisons of England and Japan', in Wellsprings
of Achievement: Cultural and Economic Dynamics in Early Modern England
and Japan, ed. P.Gouk (Variorum, 1995).
article on Ernest Gellner, King's College Annual Report. (2,000
to Carles Salazar, A Sentimental Economy (Berghan Books, 1996)
of Ernest Gellner, Conditions of Liberty and Conversations in the Sacred
Grove, c.3,000 words. Appeared in 'Reviews in History', April 1996.
of Professor Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf (1909-1995), c.1500 words,
with Mark Turin, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies,
vol.lix, part3, 1996. pp.548-551.
of Ernest Gellner, (c.3,000 words), for Cambridge Review, vol.
117, no. 2328, Nov. 1996.
'Ernest Gellner and the Escape to Modernity' in John A.Hall and Ian
Jarvie, The Social Philosophy of Ernest Gellner (Poznan Studies
in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, 48, (1996).(reprint)
in the Himalayas', 150 minute video film.
Pwe Lava: A Gurung Memorial Ritual', 160 minute video film.
of Lionel Caplan, 'Warrior Gentlemen'. Bulletin of School of Oriental
and African Studies
and Change among the Gurungs (Tamu-mai) of Central Nepal' in ed. David
Gellner et al. Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom (Harwood,
SAVAGE WARS OF PEACE; ENGLAND, JAPAN AND THE MALTHUSIAN TRAP (Blackwell,
with Alan Macfarlane', European Studies Newsletter: Nov. 1997.
Buildings' in ed. Paul Oliver, Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture
of the World, Cambridge University Press, 1997
in an English Mirror, Modern Asian Studies, 31, 4 (1997), pp.763-806.
and the Riddle of the World' in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
Meaning of the Comparative Method', (in Japanese, trans. Prof. Toshiko
Nakamura), The Journal of Hokkai-Gakuen University, no.94-5,
mystery of property: inheritance and industrialization in England and
Japan' in C.M.Hann (ed.), Property relations: Renewing the anthropological
tradition (Cambridge U.P. 1998), 104-123.
Society and Capitalism' in Tetsuji Yamamoto
Philosophical Designs for a Socio-Cultural Transformation:
violence and the modern era (Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris, 1998)
of Susan Hanley, 'Everyday things in Premodern Japan'. Journal of
of S.N.Eisenstadt, 'Japanese Civilization' in Cambridge
'Four systems of Stratification' in Ramachandra Guha and J. Parry (eds),
Institutions and Inequalities in South Asia: Essays
Presented to Andre Beteille, (Oxford U.P., Delhi, 1999)
Edition of Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England; A regional
and comparative study, (Routledge, London, 1999)
edition of MARRIAGE AND LOVE IN ENGLAND, with new preface
RIDDLE OF THE MODERN WORLD; OF LIBERTY, WEALTH AND EQUALITY (a book
on Montesquieu, Adam Smith, De Tocqueville and Gellner - some 116,000
words. Currently in press with Macmillan. c. June 2000
'Civility and the Decline of Magic' in P.Slack, P.Burke and B.Harrison
(eds.), Civil Histories: Essays in Honour of Sir Keith Thomas
(OUP., c.May 2000)
Evolution and Involution; A Preliminary Comparison of Europe and Japan',
(with S.Harrison) in John Ziman (ed.), Technological Innovation as
an Evolutionary Process (CUP., Feb. 2000)
of Eric Wolf, Envisioning Power (1000 words), for Journal of
latin American Studies. - submitted March 2000
Earls Colne Project: A Personal Account', History 2000 Website. BBC.
March 2000. (c. 1000 words)
'Don's Diary' in Times Higher Education Supplement, 7.7.2000
participant in six-part television series on the origins of the Industrial
Revolution, 'The Day the World Took Off', Channel 4, May-June 2001
interviews during May 2000: Local and regional radio stations as follows:
Shropshire, Cambridge, Greater Manchester, Wales, Leicester, Merseyside,
Andy Peebles Late Show, on the origins of the Industrial Revolution.
interview on 18.10.2000 with Radio Merseyside on 'English Identity'.
edition of THE SAVAGE WARS OF PEACE: ENGLAND, JAPAN AND THE MALTHUSIAN
TRAP (Shinyosha, Tokyo, 2001), with a new preface.
'The Day the World Took Off'; Reflections on the Experience of Working
on a Television Series', Cambridge Anthropology, 22:1,2000/2001,
'David Hume and the political economy of agrarian civilization', History
of European Ideas 27 (2001). Pp. 79-91
THE MAKING OF
THE MODERN WORLD; VISIONS FROM THE WEST AND THE EAST (Palgrave,
With Gerry Martin,
THE GLASS BATHYSCAPHE; HOW GLASS CHANGED THE WORLD (Profile
Books, London, 2002).
'A Transparent revolution',
Times Higher, 21 June 2002
'Sliding Down the
Himalayas; Social Change in a Gurung Village', European Bulletin
of Himalayan Research (July 2002).
Various radio interviews
to launch the book on Glass, including with Jeremy Paxman in 'Start
With Iris Macfarlane,
GREEN GOLD; THE EMPIRE OF TEA (Ebury Press, 2003)
Second edition of
RESOURCES AND POPULATION; A STUDY OF THE GURUNGS OF NEPAL, with
a new introduction, (Ratna Pustak, Kathmandu, 2002)
of THE SAVAGE WARS OF PEACE,; ENGLAND, JAPAN AND THE MALTHUSIAN TRAP,
with a new epilogue (Palgrave, 2003)
Preface to Aglaja
Stirn and Peter van Ham,The Hidden World of the Naga (Prestel,
Various radio interviews
in connection with publication of 'Tea' and 'Glass' paperback
Translation of Alan
Macfarlane and Gerry Martin, THE GLASS BATHYSCAPHE into Chinese,
with a new prace, published by Commercial Press. Also paperback edition,
'Alfred Antony Francis
Gell, 1945-1997'. Proceedings of the British Academy, 120, pp.127-147
and Gerry Martin, THE GLASS BATHYSCAPHE (2002), translated and
published in Italian [Una storia invisible, Editori Laterza,
2003] and German [Eine Welt aus Glas, Claussenn, 2004].
and Iris Macfarlane, GREEN GOLD; THE EMPIRE OF TEA (American
edition, 2004 as The Empire of Tea, The Remarkable History of the
Plant that Took Over the World, Overlook Press, N.Y), published
in a Chinese translation with a new preface by Shantou University Press,
2004, published in paperback in 2004.
'A World of Glass'
(with Gerry Martin), Science, vol.305, 3 September 2004, pp.1407-8.
(with Xiaoxiao Yan), Cambridge Anthropology, 24:2, 2004, pp.
'To contrast and
compare' in Methodology and Fieldwork, (ed.) Vinay Kumar Srivastava
(Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2004), pp.94-111
'Work in Nepalese
Anthropology', in Nepal Studies in the UK, Conversations with Practitioners,
(ed.) Pratyoush Onta (Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, 2004), pp. 11-21
and Social Structure in Modern China, Japan, England and India: Reflections
on the great divergence', translated into Chinese by Qingsue Li,
in James Lee (ed), A New View of Research on Family History (Beijing,
What makes Law Effective?,
(1500 words), Times Higher Education Supplement, April 2005
Un mondo di vetro,
Kos: Rivista di medicina, cultura e scienze umane, no.232/233,
Jan-Feb 2005, pp.18-23
TO LILY: ON HOW THE WORLD WORKS (Profile Books, London)
Oro Verde: El
Imperio del te (Oceano, 2005), [Spanish translation of Green Gold,
The Empire of Tea]
Letters to Lily:
On How the World Works (Korean translation, Random House 2005),
Gold; the Empire of Tea (2005) [Complex Chinese translation of
Green Gold, published in Taiwan]
to Jamie Saul, The Naga of Burma, Their festivals, Customs and Way
of Life (Thailand, 2005)
to David Prendergast, From Elder to Ancestor: Old Age, Death and
Inheritance in Modern Korea (Hawaii, 2005)
preface and translated edition of Chinese mainland version of Letters
to Lily: On How the World Works (Commercial Press, Beijing)
major contributor to Howard and Christopher Dawes, Making things
from New Ideas; the secrets of prosperity (Dawes Trust, Pershore,
Comments on John
Ziman's, No Man is an Island, special issue of Journal of Consciousness
Studies, vol.13, no.5 (2006), 43-52.
Some Potentials for Visual and Computer Anthropology in Visual Anthropology,
vol. 19 (2006), 1-3
Letters to Lily;
on How the World Works (translated and published in Japan, Norway,
Denmark and Taiwan)
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (Profile Books, London)
Malthusian Trap' International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences,
2nd edn., Macmillan.
Lectures by Alan Macfarlane; the Maruyama Lecture and Seminar 2005 (Berkeley)
to Lily - translations into Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian,
Glass Bathyscaphe - translation into Chinese (Taiwan)
Gold: The Empire of Tea - translation into Chinese, Japanese
to Peter Riviere (ed.), A History of Oxford Anthropology (Berg)
to Peter van Ham and Jamie Saul, Expedition Naga; Diaries from the
Hills in Northeast India 1921-1937, 2002-6 (ACC editions)
of Naga collections in the West and the "return of Culture" ' in Naga
Identities, eds. Michael Oppitz et al, (Snoeck Publishers, Gent),
with Mark Turin
Through the Looking Glass (paperback edn.)
Through the Looking Glass - Finnish translation
Origins of English Individualism - Chinese translation
to Lily; On how the World Works - Slovenian translation
and other "ancestors" ', translated for Chinese Review of Anthropology,
vol. 10, 2009'An
Introduction to Professor Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf's Naga Photographs'
in Naga: a Forgotten Mountain Region Rediscovered, eds. Richard
Kunz and Vibha Joshi (Verlag, Germany, 2008)
Guide to English Historical Records (Cambridge, 1983), first paperback
Retirement from Professorship in Department of
Social Anthropology, automatically becoming an Emeritus Professor of
Carmbridge University 31st September
Reflections on Cambridge (Social Science Press, Delhi)
to Christopher Evans et al., Grounding knowledge/walking land: Archaeological
research and ethno-historical identity in central Nepal (McDonald
Through the Looking Glass - French translation as Enigmatique
to Lily; On How the World Works - translation into Hungarian
of English Individualism - translated into Chinese
Days - with Jamie Bruce Lockhart (Village Digital Press)
Days (Village Digital Press)
life backwards’, Fortnightly Review, March 2012 http://fortnightlyreview.co.uk/2012/03/understanding-life-backwards/
of the Modern World: The Spring-Summer 2012 Serial, Fortnightly
Review, 2012, in 17 parts http://fortnightlyreview.co.uk/invention/
of the Modern World - (Chinese: Century Wenjing Press, Beijing)
Becoming a Dragon
Secrets for Sam; On how to investigate mysteries (Create Space)
The Making of the Modern World: Encounters
Encounters with Japan and the Japanese
How to Discover the World: Reflections for Rosa
Thomas Malthus and the Making of the Modern World
How a Book is Written
History and Anthropology
Law and Violence in an Elizabethan Village
Encounters with Witchcraft and Witches
Capitalism and the Modern World (Create Space)
of the Modern World (Fortnightly Review Press)
Anthropology; Preliminary Notes (Berghahn)
Understanding Cambridge from the Inside Out (Cambridge Rivers Press)
Can We Survive? Thoughts for Taras (Cambridge Rivers Press)
Education; Advice for Ariston (Cambridge Rivers Press)
to Discover the World; Reflections for Rosa (Cambridge Rivers Press)
to Understand Each Other; Notes for Nina (Cambridge Rivers Press)
to Investigate Mysteries; Secrets for Sam (Cambridge Rivers Press)
do we Know?; Advice for April (Cambridge Rivers Press)
to be Modern; Jottings for James (Cambridge Rivers Press)
Machines; Conversations with Gerry (Cambridge Rivers Press)
to Understand the World; Suggestions for Shuo(Cambridge Rivers
'Dreams and Nightmares', Fortnightly Review, February 2018 http://fortnightlyreview.co.uk/2018/02/dreams-and-nightmares/