Download James Webb CV November 2017.


1984 Ph.D. African History, The Johns Hopkins University
1978 M.A. African Economic History, The Johns Hopkins University
1978 Certificate in Quantitative Methods for Historical Research, The Johns Hopkins University
1978 B.A. History (General and Departmental Honors), The Johns Hopkins University


2017 Rachel Carson Center Fellowship, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU)
2015 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
2011-2013 NIH/NLM Grant for Scholarly Writing in Biomedicine and Health
2010 Wellcome Trust, Research in Historical Epidemiology of African Malaria
2008-2015 Social Science Research Grants, Colby College


Professor of History, Colby College


2014 The Long Struggle Against Malaria in Tropical Africa (New York: Cambridge University Press).

2013 Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control, co-edited with Tamara Giles-Vernick, (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press: Perspectives on Global Health).

2013 La Carga Palúdica en la Humanidad: Una Historia Universal de la Malaria (Universitat de València), Spanish language version of Humanity’s Burden.

2009 Humanity’s Burden: A Global History of Malaria (New York: Cambridge University Press: Series in Environment and History).

2002 Tropical Pioneers: Human Agency and Ecological Change in the Highlands of Sri Lanka, 1800-1900 (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press: Series in Ecology and History) and (New Delhi: Oxford University Press: Series in Social Ecology).

1995 Desert Frontier: Ecological and Economic Change Along the Western Sahel, 1600-1850 (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press). Reprinted 1998.

1992 Mauritania, compiled by Simonetta Calderini, Delia Cortese, and James L.A. Webb, Jr. World Bibliographical Series, no. 141 (Oxford, England: Clio Press).