Jason M. Kelly



This exciting volume presents the research of the Rivers of the Anthropocene Network , an international collaborative group of scientists, social scientists, humanists, artists, policy makers, and community organizers working to produce innovative transdisciplinary research on global freshwater systems. Featuring contributions from authors in a rich diversity of disciplines—from toxicology to archaeology to philosophy—this book is an excellent resource for students and scholars studying both freshwater systems and the Anthropocene. 

An Anthropocene Primer, Version 1.0, Edited by Jason m. Kelly and Fiona P. Mcdonald (October 2017)

An Anthropocene Primer is an innovative open access, open peer review publication that guides learners through the complex concepts and debates related to the Anthropocene, including climate change, pollution, and environmental justice. Version 1.0 of An Anthropocene Primer is hosted by the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute as an open access book, which we are releasing during Open Access Week in October 2017. In collaboration with Indiana University Press, we are inviting the public to participate in an open peer review of the volume until February 1, 2018.

The Society of Dilettanti: Archaeology & Identity in the British Enlightenment (Yale University Press and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2009)

In 1732 a group of elite young men who had met on the grand tour formed a convivial dining club called the Society of Dilettanti. By the middle of the 18th century the Dilettanti took on an influential role in cultural matters, organizing archaeological expeditions, forming the Royal Academy and the British Museum, and ultimately becoming one of the most prominent and influential societies of the British Enlightenment.This lively and illuminating account places the group at the complex intersection of international and national discourses that shaped the British Enlightenment; thus, it sheds new light on 18th-century grand tourism, elite masculinity, sociability, aesthetics, architecture, and archaeology

Articles & Book Chapters

Kelly, Jason M., and Fiona P. McDonald. “A Multimodal Approach to the Anthropocene.” American Anthropologist 120, no. 3 (2018): 583–95. 

Otter, Chris, Alison Bashford, John L. Brooke, Fredrik Albritton Jonsson, and Jason M. Kelly. “Roundtable: The Anthropocene in British History.” Journal of British Studies 57, no. 3 (2018): 568–96. 

Kelly, Jason M. “Reading the Grand Tour at a Distance: Archives and Data Sets in Digital History.” American Historical Review 122.2 (2017): 451-463. 

Kelly, Jason M. "A Classical Education: Naples and the Heart of European Culture." Seduction and Celebrity: The Spectacular Life of Emma Hamilton, ed. Quintin Colville and Kate Williams. London: National Maritime Museum and Thames and Hudson, 2016. 109-37.

Kelly, Jason M. "The Reception of Greek Architecture in Eighteenth-Century Britain." A Companion to Greek Architecture, ed. Margaret Miles. Oxford: Blackwell, 2016. 509-25.

Kelly, Jason M. "The Anthropocene and Transdisciplinarity." Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, Forum: Archaeology in the Anthropocene. 1.1 (2014): 91-96.

Kelly, Jason M. "Transdisciplinarity, Human-Nature Entanglements, and Transboundary Water Systems in the Anthropocence." The Global Water System in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Science and Governance, ed. Anik Bhaduri, Janos Bogardi, Jan Leentvaar, and Sina Marx.  Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2014. 173-82.

Yeomans, David, Jason M. Kelly, and Frank Salmon and David Yeomans, "James Stuart and the Geometry of Setting Out." Geometrical Objects: Architecture and the Mathematical Sciences 1400-1800, New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 38, ed. Anthony Gerbino. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2014. 281-312.

Kelly, Jason M. “British and Irish Artists in Rome during the 1730s and 1740s.” Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting, ed. Martin Postle and Robin Simon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 35-51. 

Kelly, Jason M. "Letters from a Young Painter Abroad: James Russel in Rome, 1740-1763 [Introduction and Critical Edition of the James Russel Manuscripts]." Walpole Society 74 (2012): 61-164. 

Kelly, Jason M. "Howard Zinn and the Struggle for the Microphone: History, Objectivity, and Citizenship." International Journal of Social Education, special Issue on "The Life and Work of Howard Zinn." 24.1 (2009 [2012]): 19-26.

Kelly, Jason M. "James 'Athenian' Stuart's Portrait of James Dawkins." The British Art Journal. 8.2 (2007): 24-25.

Kelly, Jason M. "The Portraits of Sir James Gray (c. 1708-73)."  The British Art Journal. 8.1 (2007): 15-19.

Kelly, Jason M. "Riots, Revelries, and Rumor: Libertinism and Masculine Association in Enlightenment London." Journal of British Studies. 45.4 (2006): 759–795.


Kelly, Jason M., Fiona P. McDonald., Elizabeth Danter. The Co-Curricular Online Arts & Cultural Programs Study for the Arts Council of Indianapolis2016. Available with permission from the Arts Council of Indianapolis

Wood, Elizabeth; Youngbok Hong; Mary F. Price; Kathleen Stanton-Nichols; Julie A. Hatcher; David M. Craig; Jason M. Kelly; Ross D. Silverman; Kristi L. Palmer "Public Scholarship at Indiana University-Purdue University." 2016. 

Kelly, Jason M. "Handlist Catalogue to the Dawkins Jamaican Estate Papers at Overnorton Manor, Oxfordshire." May 2009.

Kelly, Jason M. "Guide to Giovanni Battista Cipriani's Mural at Trafalgar Park, Wiltshire." June 2009.


For a copy of my CV or a full list of books, essays, reviews, and reports, please contact me at jaskelly@iupui.edu.