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Henry-James Meiring

GU Postdoctoral Fellow, Griffith University

Dr Henry-James Meiring is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research Institute at the Griffith University, and the coeditor of volume 17 of the John Tyndall Correspondence (University of Pittsburgh Press). Henry's scholarship is situated at the vanguard of the material and global turn in historical studies, focusing on the transformative intersection between science and print culture in the nineteenth century, exploring how reading practices and the materiality of texts themselves came to shape readers understanding of what it meant to be human.


  • 2024–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, Griffith University
  • 2022–2023
    Research fellow, Linda Hall Library
  • 2019–2023
    PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland
  • 2022–2022
    Research fellow, University of Oklahoma


  • 2023 
    The University of Queensland, PhD. History
  • 2018 
    University of Oxford, MSc. History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
  • 2010 
    Rhodes University, MA. Clinical Psychology
  • 2008 
    North-West University, BA. Hons. Psychology
  • 2007 
    University of Johannesburg, BA. Psychology


  • 2022
    Darwin of the Mind: Freud's Darwinian Image, in Imagining the Darwinian Revolution: Historical Narratives of Evolution from the Nineteenth Century to the Present, edited by Ian Hesketh, 171-187. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • 2021
    Scientific Patronage in the Age of Darwin: The Curious Case of William Boyd Dawkins, Studies in History of Science and Philosophy
  • 2020
    Thomas Robert Malthus, naturalist of the mind, Annals of Science